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Occupational health research round-up: October 2018

Developing a workplace mental health checklist
North American academics have developed a checklist to help line managers recognise changes in...

Disappearing spires – why have OH university courses dropped by half this year?

5 Oct 2018

As the new academic year gets underway, shock new statistics have revealed that university occupational health courses are down by...

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Cuts are putting a question-mark over future of NHS occupational health

3 Oct 2018

NHS occupational health services cannot be sustained against a backdrop of continuing annual reductions in funding, occupational medicine and occupational...

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Drivers working in gig economy not provided with safety training

24 Sep 2018

A study into drivers working as part of the “gig economy” has highlighted the importance of businesses treating the management...

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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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Understanding careers in occupational health

7 Sep 2018

Occupational health can offer a huge variety of career and development routes and opportunities. The Society of Occupational Medicine is...

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Why a Brexit-fuelled government collapse may be bad news for occupational health

4 Jul 2018

Whatever you may feel about Brexit, there is an argument that occupational health practitioners should be willing and hoping Theresa...

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Exodus of European nurses from UK is ‘major concern’

26 Apr 2018

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has warned that it is seeing a “significant” increase in the number of European...

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Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts in a teenage apprentice

3 Apr 2018

When a teenage apprentice posted suicidal thoughts on social media, his employer was alerted to the need for better communication...

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Laying the foundations for wellbeing technology at work

2 Apr 2018

The organisational culture and environment plays a critical role in supporting and sustaining effective use of wellbeing technology at work....

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Occupational health sustainability: is the apprenticeship levy the answer?

28 Mar 2018

A cloud hovers over occupational health sustainability due to an ageing workforce and service users’ reluctance to fund the education...

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The occupational health role in tackling asbestos in schools

27 Mar 2018

Asbestos in schools remains a live issue and occupational health practitioners have a role to play both in schools directly...

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Will a united body put the future in the hands of occupational health nurses?

28 Feb 2018

The decision in October by the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) to merge with the Faculty of Occupational...

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Occupational health practitioners urged to join consultation on future NHS workforce

1 Feb 2018

The Society of Occupational Medicine is urging OH practitioners to get involved in a consultation on the future NHS workforce...

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Wellbeing technology in the workplace: implantable sensors

Wellbeing technology in the workplace: trending now and in future 

4 Jan 2018

In part two of a major guide, Stephen Haynes looks at emerging wellbeing technology in the workplace that has the...

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