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First contact – how ‘first contact practitioners’ are changing musculoskeletal care

NHS England’s “first contact practitioner” pilot schemes are testing whether directing patients with musculoskeletal conditions to specialist physiotherapists rather than...

CPD: Back to work – managing and supporting severe low back pain

6 Mar 2020

Against the backdrop of a sedentary and ageing workforce working for longer, managing musculoskeletal disorders effectively is becoming an increasing...

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NHS staff survey reveals little progress in boosting health and wellbeing

19 Feb 2020

Only three out of 10 (29.3%) NHS staff say their trust takes positive action on health and wellbeing, with many...

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CPD: the role of occupational health in return to work for an employee with MS

7 Feb 2020

Managing an employee with multiple sclerosis can be challenging, especially if they are working in a safety-critical capacity. Nancy Njuguna...

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‘Expect OH Green Paper before the summer’, says minister

22 Jan 2020

Occupational health practitioners can expect to see a government Green Paper on workplace health “before the summer”, the minister for...

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Putting military mental health on the front line

3 Jan 2020

It is well-recognised that serving in the military can bring with it potentially devastating mental as well as physical health...

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SOM calls for ramping up of OH provision in response to workplace health consultation

15 Oct 2019

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has published its response to the government’s consultation on improving health at work, noting...

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Mind the ‘double discrimination’ disability gap

6 Sep 2019

Employers need to be mindful not just of the “disability gap” when it comes to employment but “double discrimination” around...

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What government’s workplace health consultation means for OH

6 Sep 2019

The government’s long-awaited consultation into occupational health and how government and employers can reduce ill health-related job loss was published...

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Government plans to widen statutory sick pay and improve workplace health

15 Jul 2019

Plans to offer a sick pay rebate for organisations that effectively help staff get back to work have been revealed...

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Third of adults face increased cancer risk because of their weight

4 Jul 2019

One in three (29%) UK adults faces an increased risk of developing bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver case because they...

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Staff with arthritis need more government support, urges charity

2 Jul 2019

Thousands of people with arthritis are missing out on government support that will help them stay in work, while those...

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Standing up to sedentary working

7 Jun 2019

On average, office workers now spend 75% of their day sitting at their desks. But what measures can occupational health...

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Protecting against noise-induced hearing loss within theatres

7 Jun 2019

Whatever the final outcome, the legal case between the Royal Opera House and musicians around hearing loss is likely to...

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Working together to manage occupational lung disease

7 Jun 2019

The Health and Safety Executive’s ongoing “Dustbuster” campaign is aiming to crack down on occupational lung disease, especially that caused...

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