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osteoarthritis in the workplace

Managing employees with osteoarthritis in the workplace

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

Paul Farmer:"Every employer in the UK has a responsibility to support employees with mental health problems and promote the mental wellbeing of their entire workforce."

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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Screening for HIV is paramount for patient and worker safety to prevent exposing patients to the virus.

Occupational health case study: pre-employment health clearance and exposure prone procedures

2 Oct 2017

This case study involves pre-employment health clearance by occupational health of a healthcare worker applying for a post involving exposure-prone...

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Cancer patient

Workers feel their employer would not support them if they got cancer

31 Aug 2017

More than one-third of staff (36%) believe they would get no form of support from their employer were they to...

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occupational health research: noise

Occupational health research round-up: September 2017

31 Aug 2017

This month’s look at occupational health research includes studies on noise at work and how outdoor breaks can relieve stress...

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OCD in the workplace

Raising awareness of OCD in the workplace

31 Aug 2017

Having found the courage to reveal his obsessive compulsive disorder to his employer, Colin Minto is now highlighting the issue...

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Return to work after myocardial infarction

Return to work after myocardial infarction case study

29 Aug 2017

Return to work after myocardial infarction involves occupational health assessment of fitness to work, the nature of the role and...

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Growing numbers of people will be working into older age, a period when many “critical illnesses” such as heart disease and cancer are most likely to be diagnosed

Managing workers with terminal illness: a guide

4 Jul 2017

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

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mental health at work

Leaders must change the culture on mental health at work

13 Apr 2017

Momentum is growing to make employers’ take responsibility to tackle the problem of mental health at work, not least from...

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cancer in the workplace

Employers need to raise awareness of cancer in the workplace

1 Mar 2017

Cancer in the workplace is an increasingly important issue as the workforce ages, but research shows managers lack awareness of...

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Metastatic melanoma: the most lethal type of skin cancer which is associated with sun exposure.

Deaths from cancer set to fall

2 Feb 2017

Four hundred thousand fewer people will die from cancer over the next 20 years thanks to advances in research, diagnosis...

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More than one in seven (15%) said  in a survey they would not disclose a long-term health condition such as arthritis or recurrent joint pain to their employer.

Research calls for better support for long-term conditions in the workplace

2 Feb 2017

A study by the charity Arthritis Research UK has called on the Government to better support people with long-term conditions...

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Will the Government's work, health and disability Green Paper close the disability employment gap?

What must happen for the work, health and disability Green Paper to succeed

9 Jan 2017

The Government’s recent work, health and disability Green Paper sets an ambitious target for closing the disability employment gap. Nick...

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Fit notes and sickness absence

Fit notes: occupational health practitioners respond to government proposals for reform

1 Dec 2016

The Government has announced a major review of statutory sick pay, fit notes and the role employers can play in...

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pre-employment medical screening

Tips for dealing with difficult pre-employment medical screening issues

8 Nov 2016

The Equality Act 2010 introduced a ban on pre-employment medical screening before a job offer is made. Six years on,...

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