Disability

Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

Governments across Europe are being urged to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, which currently affect...

Mind the disability gap: why small business must not be a no-go area for occupational health

2 Oct 2020

Small businesses are often thought of as something of a no-go area for occupational health provision and support – not...

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Thousands of stroke survivors missing out on rehabilitation

17 Sep 2020

The estimated 35,000 people who survived a stroke during the pandemic are in need of more support, with many missing...

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Clear face masks for NHS staff to support people with hearing loss

9 Sep 2020

NHS and care workers will be given clear face masks to help them communicate with people with hearing loss, autism,...

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coronavirus

Covid-19’s ‘long tail’ for recovery may challenge occupational health

4 Sep 2020

While many make a relatively swift recovery from Covid-19, for others, especially those who have been hospitalised, it is increasingly...

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Antidepressants can be better than painkillers for chronic pain, suggests NICE

10 Aug 2020

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned that a range of commonly used painkillers for chronic...

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CPD: Occupational health’s role in managing lumbar disc prolapse

7 Aug 2020

A prolapsed lumbar disc can cause intense pain, numbness and tingling through the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, affecting mobility...

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

3 Jul 2020

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

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commuting

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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