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Coronavirus: why disabled workers may hold some of the answers to post-pandemic working

As UK plc gradually, carefully, emerges from lockdown, employers will need all the help they can get to adjust to...

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Occupational health practitioners: look after yourselves, as well as the workforce

3 Jul 2020

With workload and pressures spiralling for occupational health both inside and outside the NHS, Neil Loach argues it is vital...

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CPD: Developing a return-to-work strategy for osteoarthritis

3 Jul 2020

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects some 10% of men and 18% of women over the age of 60, and can make sitting,...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: July 2020

3 Jul 2020

Sleep disturbance affects Covid-19 medics
Almost 40% of paediatric healthcare workers in Wuhan experienced sleep disturbance during the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Why we need to talk about ‘PPE’ for mental health following coronavirus

3 Jul 2020

The mental health challenges facing occupational health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are set to be immense. Libby...

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Talking toolkits: unpicking Covid-19 return-to-work advice for occupational health

3 Jul 2020

With the UK now gradually reopening for business, organisations across the workplace health spectrum have been developing toolkits and resources...

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‘Huge swathes’ of doctors could quit following pandemic without mental health support

1 Jul 2020

The government, NHS and private healthcare providers need to develop a plan to support the mental wellbeing and support of...

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Psychiatrists highlight extent of Covid-19 neurological complications

1 Jul 2020

A study of 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the...

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Study launched into value of remote physiotherapy

1 Jul 2020

A study is being carried out to evaluate the value of remote physiotherapy consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chartered...

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The Children and Families Act has received Royal Assent.

Workplace health Green Paper now expected ‘later this year’

1 Jul 2020

The government’s workplace health Green Paper is now expected to be published “later this year”, the Department for Work and...

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Professor Anne Harris begins SOM president role

25 Jun 2020

The Society of Occupational Medicine has welcomed its first nurse president, Professor Anne Harriss, this week.
Harriss is the first...

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Jean Raper: former chair, RCN Society of Occupational Health Nursing group

18 Jun 2020

Jean Raper, former chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s Society of Occupational Health Nursing group, course leader at Sheffield...

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Make universal access to occupational health a reality following Covid-19, urges SOM

12 Jun 2020

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has called on the government and others to “act swiftly” to ensure occupational health...

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SOM adds to coronavirus return-to-work guidance with mental health toolkit

8 Jun 2020

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has published a toolkit to help organisations and staff in managing work-relevant mental health...

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Keeping the home workspace safe and healthy – virtually

5 Jun 2020

We’ve seen an explosion in home working during the Covid-19 lockdown. But, in the scramble to stay operational, employers have...

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