Health surveillance

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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Call for health screening to be introduced for Grenfell Tower emergency workers

24 Sep 2018

The coroner leading the Grenfell Tower fire inquest has urged the NHS to set up a long-term screening programme for...

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Resource management – court case highlights occupational health grey area

7 Sep 2018

A healthcare provider has recently been fined more than half-a-million pounds because its internal occupational health service was not deemed...

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Heart attacks and strokes among people with diabetes set to increase 29% by 2035

23 Aug 2018

Bold action to tackle obesity and inactivity needs to be taken, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned, as research...

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Confusion about cancer symptoms could delay diagnosis, Bupa warns

20 Aug 2018

Four in 10 people are unsure what to check for when looking for common cancers such as skin, lung or...

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Skin cancer responsible for 8% of cancer-related claims, reveals insurer

7 Aug 2018

As the summer heatwave continues, insurer Aegon has highlighted that skin cancer accounted for 8% of cancer-related claims and 5%...

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Workers at risk of silica dust exposure need both x-ray and lung function screening, warns HSE

28 Jun 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged organisations to review their health surveillance programmes for workers who have a...

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Better access to lung exercise classes could help tackle sedentary lives

22 Jun 2018

The British Lung Foundation has called for access to specialist lung exercise classes to be improved, as around half of...

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Toolkit helps employers tackle alcohol, tobacco and drug misuse

25 May 2018

Business in the Community (BITC) and Public Health England have published a toolkit to help employers support their staff in...

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A quarter of older workers consider leaving because of their health

26 Apr 2018

A quarter of people aged 55 or over with a health condition are considering leaving work, suggesting that employers are...

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COPD: role of occupational health supporting a cleaner

28 Feb 2018

This article looks at the role of occupational health in supporting a cleaner with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD. Sarah...

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National plan for hearing loss aims to spread good practice at work

27 Feb 2018

Action Plan on Hearing Loss is a national programme to spread good practice. This year NHS England published guidance on...

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Public Health England campaign aims to boost employee health in small businesses

2 Nov 2017

Public Health England (PHE) has launched an initiative to support small businesses to improve work health.
It has linked up...

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