Health surveillance

Thousands still have Covid-19 complications months later

Thousands people in the UK could be suffering from ‘long Covid’, where debilitating symptoms from a Covid-19 infection, even a...

Study highlights airborne virus transmission risks

3 Sep 2020

The risks faced by healthcare workers treating patients with viruses that can be transmitted through the air have been highlighted...

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PPE and hand washing causing ‘spike’ in dermatitis among healthcare workers

3 Sep 2020

Nearly six out of 10 healthcare workers (59%) seen in occupational skin disease clinics set up during the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Study hopes to encourage active lifestyles among heart patients

27 Aug 2020

A study that aims to keep coronary heart disease patients engaged in cardiac rehabilitation for longer, and therefore improve health...

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Clinic sees requests for Covid-19 tests soar

26 Aug 2020

A private testing clinic has recorded a 75% increase in requests for corporate testing as businesses gear up for the...

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Nearly 1,400 Covid-19 ‘clusters’ in European and UK workplaces since March

20 Aug 2020

There were 1,376 clusters of Covid-19 cases in workplace or occupational settings in Europe and the UK between March and...

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Earlier breast cancer screening could save lives, researchers find

13 Aug 2020

Screening women in their forties for breast cancer could save hundreds of lives each year and would not lead to...

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‘Covid age’ model helps determine virus risk, say researchers

10 Aug 2020

Experts in occupational medicine have developed a risk assessment tool to evaluate an individual’s vulnerability to Covid-19, based on their...

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Skin cream and hand sanitiser health and safety warnings

3 Aug 2020

Two health and safety warnings have been issued to occupational health practitioners about common products used both at home and...

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Four out of 10 OH providers experiencing coronavirus-related surge in demand

24 Jul 2020

More than four out of 10 occupational health providers have seen a surge in demand for their services because of...

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Over-50s to be offered flu jab this autumn in ‘unprecedented’ expansion

24 Jul 2020

The government intends to put in place an “unprecedented” flu vaccination programme this autumn to help the NHS manage any...

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Exercise caution with Covid-19 testing

17 Jul 2020

With many businesses considering whether to utilise Covid-19 testing as part of their return-to-the-workplace strategy, Towergate Health & Protection’s Brett...

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Coronavirus: lockdown ‘phase two’ may bring added headaches for occupational health

17 Jul 2020

Niggles, aches, pains and anxieties stored up during lockdown need to be nipped in the bud before they become long-term...

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NHS to launch coronavirus recovery support service

6 Jul 2020

The NHS is to launch an on-demand coronavirus recovery service aimed at supporting people with long-term breathing problems, mental health...

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Caution urged over reliance on Covid-19 antibody testing

25 Jun 2020

Employers hoping to get more staff back to work by using coronavirus antibody tests have been warned that they could...

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