OH service delivery

‘Expect OH green paper before the summer’, says minister

Occupational health practitioners can expect to see a government green paper on workplace health “before the summer”, the minister for...

Manufacturers need to use occupational health more proactively, report finds

13 Jan 2020

Manufacturers are investing more in workers’ health and wellbeing than ever, but a more proactive approach – including making better...

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2020

3 Jan 2020

Night shifts not linked to pain
Night shift work is not associated with an increased reporting of pain, according to...

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Helping men to open up about mental health

3 Jan 2020

Mental ill health can of course affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender or status. But men, especially those working in...

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CPD: And breathe – managing employees with work-exacerbated asthma

3 Jan 2020

In the UK some three-and-a-half million adults of working age suffer from asthma. Through analysis of the intervention to support...

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‘Act on occupational health reform plans’, government urged

16 Dec 2019

The new Conservative government has been urged to put workers’ health at the top of its agenda by pushing ahead...

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OH nurses around the table to review Part 3 of the NMC register

12 Dec 2019

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has held the first meeting of its steering group looking at the future shape...

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CPD: Advanced practice – a place at the table for OH nurses?

6 Dec 2019

The role of an expert occupational health nurse is complex and demanding, meaning OHNs are potentially prime candidates to achieve...

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Come together – unpicking multi-disciplinary working within occupational health

6 Dec 2019

Occupational health professionals fully recognise the value of multi-disciplinary working in terms of generating good outcomes. But what does “success”...

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Occupational health research round-up: December 2019

6 Dec 2019

Low patient expectation hits knee surgery rehabilitation
Low expectations about the outcome of knee surgery partly explains why three out...

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Is occupational health being left behind by workplace wellbeing?

6 Dec 2019

Most employers agree that improving workplace wellbeing is a positive thing. But occupational health has to play a fundamental role...

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Occupational mental health: putting your house in order

6 Dec 2019

In the follow-up to their article on the value of triage within mental health intervention in Occupational Health & Wellbeing...

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Make mental health a priority for the construction industry

1 Nov 2019

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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