Disability

Disabled worker

Diversity and disability: the equality challenge

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

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: 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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Public Health England urges bowel cancer screening for over-60s

4 Jan 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has called on all men and women aged over 60 to ensure they are screened for...

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Workplace bullying raises risk of Type 2 diabetes, research shows

4 Jan 2018

Workplace bullying and violence may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes for both men and women, according to research....

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2018

2 Jan 2018

This month’s round up of occupational health research studies includes research on good line management and sickness absence among younger...

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Fit for Work assessments to be scrapped

1 Dec 2017

The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.
Employers, employees...

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Managing obesity in the workplace

30 Nov 2017

Employers dealing with obesity in the workplace have to contend with misunderstanding, stigma, lifestyles outside work and several other issues....

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Managing employees with osteoarthritis in the workplace

2 Nov 2017

Occupational health advisers have an important role in managing osteoarthritis in the workplace. Ambra Pizzarelli and Professor Anne Harriss discuss...

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Mental health at work review calls for legal changes as thousands lose jobs

26 Oct 2017

A high-level review of mental health at work has found that 300,000 people lose their jobs every year due to...

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