Musculoskeletal disorders

Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

Governments across Europe are being urged to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, which currently affect...

NHS pledges ‘long Covid’ sufferers access to specialist support and rehabilitation

8 Oct 2020

People suffering so-called ‘long Covid’ symptoms months after contracting the virus are to be offered specialist help at NHS clinics...

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occupational health research

Musculoskeletal care and occupational health: only for more ‘enlightened’ employers?

2 Oct 2020

The good news is musculoskeletal care for working-age people is widely considered a priority area by clinical commissioning groups, a...

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Occupational health & wellbeing Awards 2020

Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 shortlist: Best musculoskeletal initiative

18 Sep 2020

During September, we are recognising excellence in the delivery of occupational health by profiling the shortlisted entries for all six...

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Working from home: four in five develop musculoskeletal pain

17 Sep 2020

Poor home working set-ups could be causing thousands of workers discomfort, with four in five who began working remotely in...

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OH&W Awards – ‘It is about educating staff to take responsibility themselves’

4 Sep 2020

Great collaborative working and a proactive biopsychosocial focus has been key to the success of the occupational health team at...

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coronavirus

Covid-19’s ‘long tail’ for recovery may challenge occupational health

4 Sep 2020

While many make a relatively swift recovery from Covid-19, for others, especially those who have been hospitalised, it is increasingly...

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Antidepressants can be better than painkillers for chronic pain, suggests NICE

10 Aug 2020

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has warned that a range of commonly used painkillers for chronic...

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CPD: Occupational health’s role in managing lumbar disc prolapse

7 Aug 2020

A prolapsed lumbar disc can cause intense pain, numbness and tingling through the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, affecting mobility...

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The post-pandemic work landscape – joining up mental and physical health

7 Aug 2020

As work slowly returns to something resembling normality post-pandemic, occupational health will have an important role to play in encouraging...

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OH&W Awards – ‘We are very focused on ensuring mental health is not swept under the carpet’

7 Aug 2020

By taking a holistic approach to wellbeing, one combining healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellbeing, changing habits and leadership, the...

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Coronavirus: lockdown ‘phase two’ may bring added headaches for occupational health

17 Jul 2020

Niggles, aches, pains and anxieties stored up during lockdown need to be nipped in the bud before they become long-term...

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Virtual physiotherapy sessions should be used more widely post-Covid, study finds

14 Jul 2020

Virtual physiotherapy services should be seen as a viable alternative to in-person sessions beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, with research finding...

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One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safety

7 Jul 2020

One in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often...

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NHS to launch coronavirus recovery support service

6 Jul 2020

The NHS is to launch an on-demand coronavirus recovery service aimed at supporting people with long-term breathing problems, mental health...

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