Disability

Coronavirus: why disabled workers may hold some of the answers to post-pandemic working

As UK plc gradually, carefully, emerges from lockdown, employers will need all the help they can get to adjust to...

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Talking toolkits: unpicking Covid-19 return-to-work advice for occupational health

3 Jul 2020

With the UK now gradually reopening for business, organisations across the workplace health spectrum have been developing toolkits and resources...

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Study launched into value of remote physiotherapy

1 Jul 2020

A study is being carried out to evaluate the value of remote physiotherapy consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chartered...

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Denying toilet access ‘a serious public health matter’, warns union

17 Jun 2020

Delivery drivers and fast food couriers are often having to urinate in bushes and have no way of cleaning their...

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Safe return to work will involve more than being ‘Covid-19 Secure’, suggests IOSH

22 May 2020

Companies must address all return-to-work health risks as business gradually open up following the lockdown, not just those directly related...

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Access to Work scheme broadened to help disabled staff work from home

11 May 2020

The scope of the government’s Access to Work scheme has been broadened to include support for disabled employees who need...

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CPD: Fit to drop? Managing chronic fatigue syndrome in the workplace

1 May 2020

It is estimated 250,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with the debilitating condition chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Felissia...

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‘Having to deal with my own disabilities has improved how I approach my OH practice’

1 May 2020

Having suffered herself from depression and now chronic fatigue syndrome and Lupus, OH nurse Felicity Paterson knows only too well...

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Fall protection: making the case that it has to be about more than just about compliance

1 May 2020

Health and Safety Executive statistics show that falls from height remain the leading cause of workplace fatalities, and have been...

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From firefighter to nutritionist: tackling obesity in the fire service

3 Apr 2020

A firefighter for 17 years, Greg Lessons developed an innovative healthy eating programme for London Fire Brigade that lowered BMI...

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What might OH expect from workplace health Green Paper?

3 Apr 2020

The government has confirmed that OH professionals can expect a Green Paper on reforms to workplace health support and provision...

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

6 Mar 2020

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

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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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