Disability

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

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

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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How occupational health can help optimise wellbeing

7 Jun 2019

With many staff keen to adopt healthier lifestyles, now is a good time for organisations to look at their wellbeing...

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Strengthen support for staff with neurological conditions, report urges

3 Jun 2019

Employers will need to become more aware of the needs of staff with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD),...

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Scope first to publicise internal disability employment review

1 May 2019

Disability equality charity Scope has become the first organisation to publicise the experiences, health and wellbeing of its disabled employees...

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Thousands more with mental health conditions offered job search support

1 May 2019

The number of people who have access to a scheme that helps those with mental health conditions into work is...

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Older teachers risk ‘dying in classrooms’ if health needs are ignored, warns union

25 Apr 2019

Schools and colleges have been urged to better monitor the health of teaching staff as many older teachers “risk dying...

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National Audit Office criticises government’s approach to disability employment

4 Apr 2019

The government has not yet fully considered how it will get a million more disabled people into work by 2027,...

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