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Increase state pension age to 75 to ‘improve health and wellbeing’

Raising the state pension age to 75 will improve the health and wellbeing of older people, a think tank has controversially proposed.

Call for new national research hub for occupational health

2 Aug 2019

Ahead of the government in July launching its long-awaited consultation into workplace and occupational health, the Society of Occupational Medicine...

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The ‘i’ has it – out with the old (AOHNP) and in with the new (iOH)

2 Aug 2019

The Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners has rebranded as a more multidisciplinary occupational health membership body called ‘iOH’. Nic...

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Inaugural conference builds momentum for Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing

2 Aug 2019

Some nine months on from its launch, how is the newest organisation within the OH landscape, the Faculty of Occupational...

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Understanding of occupational health low among HR teams

1 Aug 2019

Occupational health practitioners and providers have been urged to educate their HR colleagues and employers about their role and the...

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Government plans to widen statutory sick pay and improve workplace health

15 Jul 2019

Plans to offer a sick pay rebate for organisations that effectively help staff get back to work have been revealed...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019: deadline extended!

12 Jul 2019

The deadline for the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019 has been extended to Tuesday 16 July.

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Making the case for a national occupational health and wellbeing service

5 Jul 2019

Three presentations at the Health and Wellbeing at Work conference in March posed intriguing questions about occupational health’s current and...

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Occupational health research round-up: July 2019

5 Jul 2019

Rehabilitating workers undergoing cancer treatment
Designing return-to-work plans in parallel with a returning employee’s ongoing cancer treatment is challenging, according...

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A decade on, are we still ‘Working for a Healthier Tomorrow’?

7 Jun 2019

It is now a decade since Dame Carol Black published her landmark workplace health report Working for a Healthier Tomorrow....

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Why providers need to get more worried about employer ignorance of OH

7 Jun 2019

Many employers remain woefully ignorant about what occupational health can do, its value (versus its cost) and the benefits it...

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CPD: Assessment centre – functional assessments within occupational health

7 Jun 2019

A functional assessment is a key part of any occupational health consultation, yet effective history-taking is something many coming into...

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Occupational health research round-up: June 2019

7 Jun 2019

Welding fumes increase lung cancer risk
Occupational exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of lung cancer, regardless of the...

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Comment: Why employers need to embrace trans inclusion and support

7 Jun 2019

Trans or transgender employees can still often face prejudice, hostility and misunderstanding within the workplace. This makes it imperative employers...

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Occupational health research round-up: May 2019

3 May 2019

Short breaks between nurses’ shifts linked to workplace accidents
Being provided with only a short break, defined as less than...

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