Disability

Supporting employees with bipolar disorder

What is the experience of OH practitioners when trying to give advice on managing employees with bipolar disorder? And what...

learning-disability

CPD: supporting an employee with a learning disability to remain at work

3 Aug 2018

People with learning disabilities often struggle to first secure and then maintain paid employment. That puts occupational health in a...

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Minister urges employers to create arthritis-friendly workplaces

1 Aug 2018

The minister for disabled people, health and work, Sarah Newton, has urged employers to make adjustments for people with arthritis...

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The worldwide challenge of occupational cancer

6 Jul 2018

Underlined by latest figures on fatalities, work-related cancer is one of the critical workplace health issues of our time. It...

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OH practitioners question NHS England plan to limit range of surgical procedures

2 Jul 2018

NHS England has outlined plans to limit a range of surgical procedures, including for common workplace-related conditions such as carpal...

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The Fit for Work service

Government ‘not ruling out’ making occupational health mandatory for employers, says minister

28 Jun 2018

The minister for disabled people, health and work, Sarah Newton, has said the government is “certainly not ruling out” the...

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Junior doctors with disabilities should keep specialist equipment, says BMA

25 Jun 2018

Junior doctors who have disabilities that mean they need specialist equipment to do their jobs should be allowed to keep...

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Diversity and disability: the equality challenge

1 Jun 2018

Gender pay inequalities may be making the headlines, but the UK’s “disability gap” – the poor rate of employment and...

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One in six workers with diabetes feel they have been discriminated against

13 Apr 2018

One in six workers with diabetes feels they have been discriminated against at work because of their condition, the charity...

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Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts in a teenage apprentice

3 Apr 2018

When a teenage apprentice posted suicidal thoughts on social media, his employer was alerted to the need for better communication...

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Musician wins in landmark hearing loss case against the Royal Opera House

3 Apr 2018

A musician has won in a landmark case against the Royal Opera House (ROH) after he suffered severe hearing loss...

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COPD: role of occupational health supporting a cleaner

28 Feb 2018

This article looks at the role of occupational health in supporting a cleaner with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD. Sarah...

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National plan for hearing loss aims to spread good practice at work

27 Feb 2018

Action Plan on Hearing Loss is a national programme to spread good practice. This year NHS England published guidance on...

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wrist pain at work

Wrist pain at work: occupational health referral of a laboratory worker

4 Feb 2018

This case study concerns an individual suffering wrist pain at work. Michael Bowles and Anne Harriss demonstrate the use of...

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Report calls for action on women’s health issues at work

4 Jan 2018

A recent report from the Work Foundation is appealing for an end to stigma surrounding women’s health issues at work,...

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