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Make mental health a priority for the construction industry

In many areas and industries, the social stigma around talking about mental health is gradually fading, with more and more...

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Crisis or opportunity? The search for answers to occupational health’s workforce shortages

1 Nov 2019

The government’s consultation on occupational health was very clear that the fact OH is and has always been a small...

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SOM calls for ramping up of OH provision in response to workplace health consultation

15 Oct 2019

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has published its response to the government’s consultation on improving health at work, noting...

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Bupa and Optima Health partner to bolster occupational health access

15 Oct 2019

Health insurance and healthcare provider Bupa has partnered with OH provider Optima Health in a move designed to expand access...

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Not just ‘hot flushes’ – why it’s time employers took the menopause seriously

4 Oct 2019

With up to 80% of menopausal women still of working age, the health risks and sometimes debilitating symptoms that can...

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CPD: On the right tracks – how a New Zealand railway company has taken toxicity out of its workplace

4 Oct 2019

The links between engagement, performance and health and wellbeing are increasingly well-recognised. Maryan Street outlines the key lessons that New...

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The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019 winners

4 Oct 2019

It was a close-fought contest, but the winners have now been decided for this year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards....

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What government’s workplace health consultation means for OH

6 Sep 2019

The government’s long-awaited consultation into occupational health and how government and employers can reduce ill health-related job loss was published...

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Implementing an evidence-based approach to wellbeing

6 Sep 2019

Is “wellbeing” more than just “fresh fruit Fridays” or mindfulness initiatives? As Nick Pahl reports, a recent event led by...

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Occupational health: A specialty worth fighting for?

6 Sep 2019

The numbers entering occupational health and occupational medicine are falling rapidly, and two-thirds of those left are aged over 53....

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2019

6 Sep 2019

Rise in climate change-led occupational ‘heat stress’ cuts world productivity
The rise in global temperatures resulting from climate change will...

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Understanding what makes a good occupational health provider

6 Sep 2019

Occupational health providers can capitalise on the growing demand, and appetite, for workplace health solutions – but only if they...

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Field of dreams? Why the government needs to rethink how occupational health is delivered

6 Sep 2019

The government will need to widen its focus beyond traditional occupational health if it wants to build support for its...

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Learning zone – taking the temperature at first ever Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing conference

6 Sep 2019

From gaining the confidence to write publicly through to one speaker’s personal struggles with addiction; from effective report writing through...

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Increase state pension age to 75 to ‘improve health and wellbeing’

19 Aug 2019

Raising the state pension age to 75 will improve the health and wellbeing of older people, a think tank has controversially proposed.

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