Health surveillance

OH the key to helping employers understand, and support, less well-known conditions

Less common, or less well-known or understood, health conditions such as auto-immune diseases, ME, epilepsy and MS can often go...

Employers failing as keep workplaces safe as restrictions lift, warns TUC

6 Apr 2021

As UK workplaces look gradually to open back up as lockdown restrictions are lifted, the TUC has warned that many...

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People with asthma at only ‘modestly increased’ risk of severe Covid-19

1 Apr 2021

People with asthma have only a modestly increased risk of developing severe Covid-19 and requiring admission to hospital from the...

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Seven in 10 hospitalised with Covid-19 still not recovered five months on

25 Mar 2021

Research finds many people hospitalised with Covid-19 are still struggling months later.

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Lung cancer referrals drop by a third

24 Mar 2021

Urgent referrals for patients with suspected lung cancer have dropped by a third over the past year, a study has...

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Report sounds alarm over reduction in heart prescriptions and procedures

11 Mar 2021

There could be 12,000 additional heart attacks and strokes in England in the next five years due to a reduction...

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‘Up to a million’ will need long Covid rehabilitation

9 Mar 2021

Senior health professionals have suggested that up to a million people will need treatment for long Covid, which will place...

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Male ‘night owls’ more likely to retire early due to disability

25 Feb 2021

Male ‘night owls’ face an increased risk of early retirement because of disability, a study has suggested.
According to a...

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‘Covid-19 has dramatically set new dimensions and challenges’

5 Feb 2021

Continuing our occasional series looking at “a day in the life” of OH practitioners, Occupational Health & Wellbeing spoke to...

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IOSH: Don’t ignore work cancer risks during pandemic

2 Feb 2021

Employers should not lose sight of the risks posed by carcinogens at work while they focus on minimising Covid-19 risks,...

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Think-tank calls for development of ‘health hubs’ in town centres

19 Jan 2021

‘Health hubs’ combining GP surgeries, health and social care services and gyms should be established in town centres where shops...

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Why Covid-19 is an opportunity to rethink wellbeing within construction

8 Jan 2021

The construction sector faced major workplace health, safety and wellbeing challenges even before the logistical and financial problems generated by...

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PPE shortage fears returning as third wave of Covid bites

6 Jan 2021

With the NHS under severe pressure from the latest wave of Covid-19, nurses, GPs and unions have raised concerns about...

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Sixteen per cent of adults could have an eating disorder

6 Jan 2021

One in five women and one in eight men screened positive for a possible eating disorder in 2019, recently published...

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One in five ‘long Covid’ sufferers still unable to work after six months

5 Jan 2021

Many people suffering with ‘long Covid’ are still unable to fully work six months after their initial coronavirus infection, according...

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