Musculoskeletal disorders

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

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

Back, neck and shoulder pain behind high proportion of digital physio sessions

2 Dec 2020

Almost half (49%) of online physiotherapy sessions booked since the summer through an app operated by employee benefits provider Unum...

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Insurer recommends ‘fake commute’ to boost home workers’ health

27 Nov 2020

Employees have been encouraged to adopt a ‘fake commute’ while working from home, with research finding almost three in five...

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‘Long Covid’ can cause breathlessness, organ abnormalities and fatigue for months

9 Nov 2020

An Oxford University study looking at the longer-term impact of Covid-19, so-called “long Covid”, has concluded that a large proportion...

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Mental ill health accounted for more than half of sickness absence in last year

6 Nov 2020

A total of 38.8 million working days were lost because of work-related illness and workplace injury in 2019/20, with more...

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Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

12 Oct 2020

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

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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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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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