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Dr  Leonard McCoy (left, with  fellow Star Trekker Mr Spock) used a 'tricorder' to get instant diagnoses. Digital technology has now caught up with science fiction. Image: Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Robo-doc: science fiction becomes science fact in healthcare

Advances in healthcare technology are catching up with science fiction, claims Liam Hughes.
Do you recall the “medical tricorder” that...


Public Health England publish guidance on bloodborne viruses

30 Nov 2017

Public Health England has published guidance on the health clearance of healthcare workers and the management of those infected with...

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Research shows just one in ten employees feel able to disclose a mental health issue to their manager

Why a disjointed approach to mental health at work is failing to deliver

28 Nov 2017

As the mental health of the workforce continues to deteriorate, the focus must shift from disconnected tactical solutions to joined-up...

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Merger: AOHNP and Facutly of Occupational Health Nursing

AOHNP and Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing vote to merge

2 Nov 2017

The Association of Occupational Health Nurses Practitioners (AOHNP) will merge with the Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) when it...

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depression in the workplace

Depression in the workplace: the role of occupational health

5 Oct 2017

OH has a key role in supporting people with depression in the workplace, collaborating with HR, line managers and primary...

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Data protection in occupational health

Data protection in occupational health: a guide

4 Oct 2017

The growth of internet and mobile technology has made it all the more important to understand rules on data protection...

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artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence set to revolutionise future occupational health delivery

4 Oct 2017

Artificial intelligence could take over many professional tasks in future, including in occupational health. OH adviser Susan Carty urges practitioners...

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Can occupational health models can help the profession grow like a dandelion with the most minimal resources?

Occupational health models: Ruth Alston’s legacy and influence

31 Aug 2017

The Ruth Alston memorial lecture is an annual reminder of how occupational health models have evolved over the last 25...

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What is occupational health?

What is occupational health? A guide for HR and line managers

31 Aug 2017

This article is part of a series by Dr John Cooper on what is occupational health. It is intended as...

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medical malpractice indemnity policy

New SOM medical malpractice indemnity policy for occupational health practitioners

31 Aug 2017

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) is offering a new medical malpractice indemnity policy for nurses who work in occupational...

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occupational health nurse education

Occupational health nurse education: a blueprint for change

29 Aug 2017

A document from Public Health England put sets out a curriculum for occupational health nurse education in the future. Nic...

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Occupational health future workforce crisis

Occupational health future workforce crisis: is the NHS the solution?

4 Aug 2017

A recent paper published in the British Medical Journal argues that to solve the occupational health future workforce crisis, OH...

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Occupational health service for all NHS staff

Doctors call for occupational health service for all NHS staff

4 Aug 2017

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual representative meeting in June warned of “stress, fatigue, burnout, substance abuse and low morale”...

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Global issues in occupational health

Conference sheds light on global issues in occupational health

2 Aug 2017

On 10 May, a joint event run by the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) and the Royal Society of Medicine...

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Confidentiality and consent: OH acts as a filter between the employee and their medical details, and the employer

Good practice when making occupational health referrals

2 Aug 2017

What are the do’s and don’ts when making referrals? In the first of a series of articles on the interface...

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