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Resource management – court case highlights occupational health grey area

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

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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CPD: Rehabilitation following left brachial plexus trauma

1 Jun 2018

Anne Harriss and Su Chantry assess the role of an insurance-funded vocational case manager in developing a post-discharge rehabilitation care...

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

3 Apr 2018

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

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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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