Health surveillance

Caution urged over reliance on Covid-19 antibody testing

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

Fit to drive? Understanding what the DVLA looks for when it comes to driving for work

5 Jun 2020

Occupational health professionals can play an important role in helping to assess a worker’s fitness to drive for or during...

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Employers could face legal threat if workers return and catch Covid-19, expert warns

4 Jun 2020

Employers UK could risk facing legal action from employees who return to work and contract the Covid-19 virus, a health...

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Constructing Better Health OH scheme to close, as Covid-19 takes its toll

4 Jun 2020

The Constructing Better Health (CBH) occupational health scheme for the construction sector is being shut down, with the impact of...

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OH providers team up to offer supplementary support for NHS England

14 May 2020

An occupational health provider and musculoskeletal (MSK) services firm have teamed up to ‘make it simpler’ for NHS organisations to...

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Half of staff worry about disclosing health conditions during pandemic

13 May 2020

Almost half (47%) of employees would feel uncomfortable about telling their employer about a health concern during the coronavirus pandemic,...

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Use workplace benefits to overcome hospital or GP coronavirus fears, urges insurer

11 May 2020

Employers are being urged to promote health and wellbeing benefits, especially those that offer remote consultations, as a way to...

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Hospital staff to receive weekly coronavirus tests

6 May 2020

Medical staff in hospitals are to be tested for Covid-19 on a weekly basis, even if they are asymptomatic, in...

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Coronavirus: will it be occupational health rather than the NHS that is overwhelmed post-lockdown?

4 May 2020

As thoughts turn to how the UK can gradually reopen for business post-lockdown, it is becoming all too clear that...

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Faculty calls for ‘urgent’ research into BAME coronavirus risk

4 May 2020

Dr Anne de Bono, president of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, has said research is “urgently required” to gauge whether...

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Diabetes, men, drugs, and dementia – why occupational health faces a challenging future

1 May 2020

Between tackling the challenges of rising rates diabetes, men’s ill health, drugs and alcohol, and working-age dementia, occupational health practitioners...

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Coronavirus: a time for occupational health to find positives?

9 Apr 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for all professionals, not least those in occupational...

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Occupational health to have ‘prominent’ role in fight against coronavirus

12 Mar 2020

The role and expertise of occupational health professionals is going to become “ever-more prominent” as the UK, and UK employers,...

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How occupational health needs to be responding to coronavirus

6 Mar 2020

With coronavirus expected to have a severe impact on workplaces in the coming months, occupational health practitioners will have a...

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Government urged to do more to prevent silica from becoming ‘the next asbestos’

5 Mar 2020

MPs have urged the government to do more to prevent exposure to silica becoming “the next asbestos”, especially within the...

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