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Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

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

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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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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OH&W Awards 2019 – ‘You need good managerial and clinical leadership, visibility and credibility’

2 Oct 2020

Through working collaboratively to develop effective pathways to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disorders, the OH team at Sussex Community...

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‘I will be representing all specialisms – and I want to be optimistic about the future of OH’

2 Oct 2020

Occupational Health & Wellbeing’s Professor Anne Harriss is the first non-physician to assume the presidency of SOM, the Society of...

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Occupational health faces five ‘scale-up challenges’ to meet demand post pandemic

15 Sep 2020

If occupational health is to maximise the spotlight it has been placed under during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has to...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: September 2020

4 Sep 2020

Fifth of doctors consume “potentially hazardous” levels of alcohol
Twenty per cent of doctors in a survey of 109 working...

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Occupational health & wellbeing Awards 2020

The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 shortlist

4 Sep 2020

Once again, the quality and calibre of entries for this year’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards has been both inspiring...

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Team effort: the multidisciplinary management of referrals within occupational health

4 Sep 2020

The benefits of multidisciplinary working within occupational health are increasingly well-recognised. Janet O’Neill argues that the better your understanding of...

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Occupational health on the coronavirus frontline – ‘I have been on an acute medical Covid ward’

28 Aug 2020

During August, we have been telling the stories of occupational health nurses who have come to the aid of the...

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Emotional intelligence training could halt burnout ‘epidemic’ among surgeons

26 Aug 2020

Expert suggests training may remove mental health stigma.

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Occupational health on the coronavirus frontline – ‘I have been working as a “test and trace” caseworker’

21 Aug 2020

During August, we are telling the stories of occupational health nurses who have come to the aid of the hard-pressed...

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Occupational health on the coronavirus frontline – ‘I have been supporting my local NHS OH team’

14 Aug 2020

During August, we are telling the stories of occupational health nurses who have come to the aid of the hard-pressed...

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A coaching mindset within occupational health – release your inner ‘enabler’

7 Aug 2020

Occupational health practitioners are trained to be “the expert in the room” when it comes to workplace health and often...

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