Disability

Time to listen up on age-related hearing loss

As our workforce ages, and employers become more reliant on older workers, age-related hearing loss will become an increasingly important...

Two in five over-50s expect ill-health to force them out of work

3 Oct 2018

Four million UK workers aged over 50 expect poor health and health problems to be the main reasons they stop...

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Study finds link between arthritis and depression in older people

1 Oct 2018

Arthritis is more prevalent in older people with depression, a US study has found, highlighting the importance of screening for...

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Understanding the mindset behind sedentary lifestyles

7 Sep 2018

Most of us understand all too well we need to be less sedentary. But just being told you need to...

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2018

7 Sep 2018

Amputation and return to work
The extent to which amputees integrate into normal living after losing a limb affects their...

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Eyecare for the digital age

7 Sep 2018

The Display Screen Equipment regulations predate the ubiquity of screens, tablets, laptops and smartphones in the modern workplace. So are...

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Supporting employees with bipolar disorder

3 Aug 2018

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

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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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Disabled worker

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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