Musculoskeletal disorders

CPD: Developing a return-to-work strategy for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects some 10% of men and 18% of women over the age of 60, and can make sitting,...

OH&W Awards – ‘If directors buy into the strategy, you are going to have a much better success rate’

3 Jul 2020

Winner of the ‘Best wellbeing initiative’ in last year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards, Office Athletes has forged a close...

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Partnership working – how John Lewis puts health and wellbeing centre-stage

3 Jul 2020

Like most of the UK high street, the John Lewis Partnership was forced into hibernation during the coronavirus pandemic. But...

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Study launched into value of remote physiotherapy

1 Jul 2020

A study is being carried out to evaluate the value of remote physiotherapy consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chartered...

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One in four serious injuries occur at work

19 Jun 2020

More than a quarter of adults who have suffered a serious injury have done so in the workplace, according to...

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Keeping the home workspace safe and healthy – virtually

5 Jun 2020

We’ve seen an explosion in home working during the Covid-19 lockdown. But, in the scramble to stay operational, employers have...

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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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Staff shortages pose ‘large threat’ to future of occupational health provision, report warns

4 Jun 2020

The continuing shortage of qualified occupational health physicians and nurses poses “a potential large threat to the future of OH...

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Study to consider benefits of occupational health service at GP surgeries

1 Jun 2020

Researchers are looking into whether access to an occupational health service via their GP surgery will reduce the number 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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Six in 10 suffer musculoskeletal pain from poor homeworking practices

14 May 2020

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of staff have injured their back, neck, hips, knees or wrists as a result of poor homeworking...

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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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Coronavirus – supporting musculoskeletal care when working from home

1 May 2020

With millions of people working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, Fiona McGill explains what employees should watch out for,...

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Coronavirus: NHS ‘urgently’ working to ramp up occupational health provision

30 Apr 2020

The NHS is “urgently” working to put in place extra occupational health provision for NHS workers during the coronavirus crisis,...

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Maximise use of health and wellbeing benefits available at home, employers urged

22 Apr 2020

Organisations have been urged not to overlook the health and wellbeing benefits available for employees at home, with many providers...

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