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Dame Carol Black – OH must ‘seize the moment’ to raise its profile post pandemic

Occupational health practitioners need to use 2021 to “seize the moment” presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and push to ensure...

Mental health professionals’ smoking training ‘inadequate’

17 Dec 2020

Urgent action is needed to improve the training about smoking cessation that mental health nurses and psychiatrists receive, a report...

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Occupational health best practice: reflecting on case management

4 Dec 2020

Often within occupational health it will be your expertise as a practitioner and leader that decides on a course of...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: December 2020

4 Dec 2020

Fatigue and workplace exercise programmes
Work-related fatigue is related to a range of negative consequences, including poor productivity. This study...

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CPD: How to build and embed resilience within your workplace

4 Dec 2020

In the final article of her three-part series, Catherine D’Arcy-Jones examines some tools and resources OH practitioners can use to...

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Occupational health education facing a challenging future post pandemic

4 Dec 2020

There were serious concerns about the future of occupational health training even before the pandemic threw our education system up...

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Covid deaths prompt new guidance on release of OH records

10 Nov 2020

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) has published clarifying guidance for occupational health practitioners on a range of ethical considerations...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: November 2020

6 Nov 2020

Work-related allergic symptoms in bakers
Bakers using multigrain flour are at a high risk of experiencing nasal and asthma-like symptoms,...

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CPD: Understanding the psychological concepts underpinning resilience

6 Nov 2020

Personal levels of resilience may help to determine how well, or not, an individual copes with the mental and emotional...

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CPD: The links between organisational and individual resilience within the workplace

6 Nov 2020

In the second article of our three-part series, Catherine D’Arcy-Jones looks at the drivers behind organisational resilience – how organisations...

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Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

15 Oct 2020

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

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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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