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Occupational health research round-up: November 2018

Older workers with chronic disease
More people will be working with a chronic disease and poorer self-perceived health as working...

How new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing could change the workplace health landscape

2 Nov 2018

October saw the launch of the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing. What exactly is it, how will it work...

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CPD: Occupational health’s role following a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

2 Nov 2018

As our workforce ages and becomes more sedentary, type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent. As Soroyo Barnes and Anne Harriss...

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Occupational health research round-up: October 2018

5 Oct 2018

Developing a workplace mental health checklist
North American academics have developed a checklist to help line managers recognise changes in...

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Crohn’s disease: considerations for a return to work following sickness absence

5 Oct 2018

It is estimated the incurable, inflammatory bowel condition Crohn’s disease affects at least 115,000 people in the UK. Managing it...

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Disappearing spires – why have OH university courses dropped by half this year?

5 Oct 2018

As the new academic year gets underway, shock new statistics have revealed that university occupational health courses are down by...

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Resource management – court case highlights occupational health grey area

7 Sep 2018

A healthcare provider has recently been fined more than half-a-million pounds because its internal occupational health service was not deemed...

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Understanding careers in occupational health

7 Sep 2018

Occupational health can offer a huge variety of career and development routes and opportunities. The Society of Occupational Medicine is...

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Managing lower back pain disorders

7 Sep 2018

Low back disorders account for more than a third of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and occupational health can play an...

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Occupational health research round-up: August 2018

3 Aug 2018

Fit notes “not implemented as intended”
The “fit note” was introduced in 2010 and was designed to radically change the...

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learning-disability

CPD: supporting an employee with a learning disability to remain at work

3 Aug 2018

People with learning disabilities often struggle to first secure and then maintain paid employment. That puts occupational health in a...

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CPD: practice makes perfect – the role of the practice teacher within occupational health nursing

6 Jul 2018

For occupational health nurses to complete their training, a practice teacher must supervise them in practice. But resource and time...

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Occupational health research round-up: July 2018

6 Jul 2018

Cardiovascular disease and night work
Night work is associated with an increase in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) amongst men, providing...

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Merger of occupational health nursing bodies called off

6 Jun 2018

The Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) and Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) have called off their planned...

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Headaches

Occupational health research round-up: June 2018

1 Jun 2018

Supervisor support vital for workers living with chronic headaches
Employees living and working with chronic headaches are at high risk...

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