OH service delivery

MPs call for better diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis

Women suffering from the intensely painful and potentially debilitating condition endometriosis are still waiting years for a proper diagnosis, and...

Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

15 Oct 2020

Research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has argued that people suffering from ‘long Covid’ – or often...

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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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Occupational health ‘too expensive’ and complicated, complain employers

12 Oct 2020

Employers do not use occupational health because it is too expensive and too complicated, because they have had their fingers...

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Guidance on providing support following a suicide in primary care

9 Oct 2020

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has collaborated with the Louise Tebboth Foundation to launch a report on providing care...

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‘Compelling case’ for weekly Covid testing of NHS staff, say MPs

9 Oct 2020

MPs have said there is a ‘compelling case’ for weekly testing of NHS staff to stop the health service becoming...

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Sickness toll of first wave of Covid-19 on NHS staff is revealed

8 Oct 2020

Covid-19 caused nearly 341,000 days of sickness absence among NHS staff in May, figures from NHS Digital have revealed –...

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Warning that a fifth of adults might need mental health support post pandemic

8 Oct 2020

The government and the NHS must ‘prepare now’ to meet increased need for mental health support – for as many...

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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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The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 winners

2 Oct 2020

The sheer expertise and excellence on display meant our judges had an extremely difficult job coming to a decision. But...

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Covid-19 return-to-work challenges stacking up for OH

2 Oct 2020

Occupational health practitioners will be facing a multifaceted array of coronavirus-related return-to-work challenges as we head through the autumn, a...

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Managing Covid-19 ‘clusters’ set to be a key challenge for occupational health

2 Oct 2020

A recent SOM/Royal College of Nursing webinar offered occupational health practitioners valuable advice on how to manage Covid-19 outbreaks as...

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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 research round-up: October 2020

2 Oct 2020

Work environment risk factors for MSDs
Ergonomic improvements and stress reduction interventions are likely to cut the prevalence of sickness...

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CPD: Don’t make a dog’s dinner – maintaining health and safety when cleaning streets

2 Oct 2020

Some work processes, notably pavement cleaning, can expose workers to pathogens and the risks of diseases associated with animals. Neelum...

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