Health surveillance

CPD: Minimising exposure to hand-arm vibration

Effective health surveillance and risk assessment and management are key to preventing and mitigating hand-arm vibration. But occupational health also...

London Underground air quality ‘likely’ to present health risks

16 Jan 2019

Pollution at London Underground tube stations is up to 30 times higher than in busy roads in the capital, research...

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Protective equipment fails to remove risk of pesticide contamination

7 Jan 2019

Research into pesticide exposure among horticultural workers has shown that levels of contamination can take place despite the provision of...

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Nine in 10 NHS trusts have asbestos in their hospital buildings

10 Dec 2018

An MP has urged the government to conduct an audit of asbestos at every NHS trust after it emerged nine...

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Thousands of young people have type 2 diabetes

7 Dec 2018

Almost 7,000 people under 25 have type 2 diabetes, with thousands more expected to be diagnosed in the next few...

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Why we need better-value health checks

7 Dec 2018

Employee health checks too often seem to be about marketing and income generation, especially in the private and insured sector....

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CPD: The importance of engaging with environmental controls

7 Dec 2018

Environmental management and oversight is not traditionally something considered to be within occupational health’s remit. But environmental management can have...

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NHS to expand Diabetes Prevention Programme nationwide

6 Dec 2018

NHS England is to scale up its Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) and prescribe hundreds more people with low-calorie diet drinks...

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Call for better health screening for Grenfell workers and survivors

22 Oct 2018

An academic studying the potential contamination in the area surrounding the Grenfell Tower has joined calls for the NHS to...

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Toolkit launched to help health professionals promote physical activity

17 Oct 2018

A toolkit that will help health professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help manage their conditions and aid...

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Promoting workplace wellbeing

10 Oct 2018

PROMOTED | The cost of mental and musculoskeletal ill-health in the workplace in terms of lost productivity and absence is well-documented. But there is much employers can do to be proactive...

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Women missing health checks because they are too busy at work

4 Oct 2018

Almost a quarter (24%) of women say they have missed a health check because they were “too busy” at work...

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People with severe mental illness more likely to develop a physical health condition

2 Oct 2018

People with severe mental illnesses (SMIs) – such as bipolar affective disorder, psychosis or schizophrenia – are more likely to...

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Breast cancer deaths set to rise in four years’ time

2 Oct 2018

The number of women predicted to die from breast cancer each year is set to rise from 2022, because of...

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Study finds link between arthritis and depression in older people

1 Oct 2018

Arthritis is more prevalent in older people with depression, a US study has found, highlighting the importance of screening for...

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