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Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts in a teenage apprentice

When a teenage apprentice posted suicidal thoughts on social media, his employer was alerted to the need for better communication...

COPD: role of occupational health supporting a cleaner

28 Feb 2018

This article looks at the role of occupational health in supporting a cleaner with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD. Sarah...

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Will a united body put the future in the hands of occupational health nurses?

28 Feb 2018

The decision in October by the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) to merge with the Faculty of Occupational...

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wrist pain at work

Wrist pain at work: occupational health referral of a laboratory worker

4 Feb 2018

This case study concerns an individual suffering wrist pain at work. Michael Bowles and Anne Harriss demonstrate the use of...

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Bullying and stress at work: occupational health case study of heavy goods driver

31 Jan 2018

An occupational health referral of a large goods vehicle driver suffering bullying and stress at work required the OH practitioner...

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Government approach to teacher retention ‘sluggish and incoherent’

31 Jan 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) must get a grip on teacher retention to avoid a crisis in English classrooms, according...

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older workers and heat stress

Older workers and heat stress: challenges of working in a hot environment

30 Nov 2017

The number of older people in the workforce is increasing and with it the risks related to older workers and...

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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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osteoarthritis in the workplace

Managing employees with osteoarthritis in the workplace

2 Nov 2017

Occupational health advisers have an important role in managing osteoarthritis in the workplace. Ambra Pizzarelli and Professor Anne Harriss discuss...

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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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Occupational health case study: pre-employment health clearance and exposure prone procedures

2 Oct 2017

This case study involves pre-employment health clearance by occupational health of a healthcare worker applying for a post involving exposure-prone...

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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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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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Return to work after myocardial infarction case study

29 Aug 2017

Return to work after myocardial infarction involves occupational health assessment of fitness to work, the nature of the role and...

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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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