Health surveillance


CPD: The heat is on – managing thermal comfort and the menopause

Menopausal symptoms can affect all older women and some aged below 45, and can pose challenges for individuals and employers...

Shift work ‘increases coronary artery disease risk’

1 Apr 2019

Shift work has a harmful effect on cardiovascular function, with the risk of developing coronary artery disease increasing the longer...

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Nearly half with bowel concerns reluctant to visit GP

1 Apr 2019

Almost half of workers avoid going to their GP if they suspect they have a bowel problem, with many preferring...

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Intervention needed to improve construction worker sun safety

25 Mar 2019

Construction workers’ desire for a sun tan is putting them at risk of skin cancer, a study has found, prompting...

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Construction firms should train staff in occupational health awareness

13 Mar 2019

Construction companies have been urged to train at least one employee in occupational health awareness to increase understanding of OH...

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Occupational health research round-up: March 2019

1 Mar 2019

This month's research includes studies on workplace positivity schemes and the quality of Employee Assistance Programmes.

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Employers lack formal strategies for common health risks, report finds

27 Feb 2019

Too few employers have strategies in place to manage some of the most common staff health concerns, including mental ill...

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Half of NHS staff worked while unwell in 2018

26 Feb 2019

More than half of NHS staff have gone into work despite feeling unwell, the latest NHS staff survey has found,...

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‘Dangerous complacency’ in support for young workers with long-term health conditions

20 Feb 2019

Young workers with long-term health conditions in the UK are being offered less support than they would receive from healthcare...

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CPD: Minimising exposure to hand-arm vibration

1 Feb 2019

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

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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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