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Making the case for a national occupational health and wellbeing service

Three presentations at the Health and Wellbeing at Work conference in March posed intriguing questions about occupational health’s current and...

Occupational health research round-up: July 2019

5 Jul 2019

Rehabilitating workers undergoing cancer treatment
Designing return-to-work plans in parallel with a returning employee’s ongoing cancer treatment is challenging, according...

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CPD: Lesions plan – managing the skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa

5 Jul 2019

Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory skin disease that causes painful lesions and scarring and which, though rare, can have disabling...

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CPD: Assessment centre – functional assessments within occupational health

7 Jun 2019

A functional assessment is a key part of any occupational health consultation, yet effective history-taking is something many coming into...

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Occupational health research round-up: June 2019

7 Jun 2019

Welding fumes increase lung cancer risk
Occupational exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of lung cancer, regardless of the...

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CPD: a pain in the wrist – supporting work-related upper limb disorder

7 Jun 2019

Work-related upper limb disorders can have a significant impact on the workplace, with women over the age of 45 at...

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Occupational health research round-up: May 2019

3 May 2019

Short breaks between nurses’ shifts linked to workplace accidents
Being provided with only a short break, defined as less than...

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CPD: stress and conflict in the workplace – a case study

3 May 2019

It has been well-documented that the cost of work-related is significant, and rising all the time. As Tholakele Sindisiwe Gcumisa...

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Joint pain? Why we need a better evidence base for musculoskeletal disorders and work

3 May 2019

What do we know about musculoskeletal disorders and work, and what do we need to know? Karen Walker-Bone looks at...

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CPD: The heat is on – managing thermal comfort and the menopause

5 Apr 2019

Menopausal symptoms can affect all older women and some aged below 45, and can pose challenges for individuals and employers...

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Occupational health research round-up: April 2019

5 Apr 2019

Poor sleep and job stressors
Employees reporting high numbers of job stressors, and who say they need longer to unwind...

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CPD: Supporting a young woman living with mental ill health

1 Mar 2019

It can be challenging for an employer to know how best to support an employee living with a mental health...

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CPD: Minimising exposure to hand-arm vibration

1 Feb 2019

Effective health surveillance and risk assessment and management are key to preventing and mitigating hand-arm vibration. But occupational health also...

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Message centre – understanding and articulating the occupational health ‘brand’

7 Dec 2018

Occupational health practitioners are, rightly, always focused on delivering excellence. But with government reviewing the future shape of OH, Nick...

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CPD: The importance of engaging with environmental controls

7 Dec 2018

Environmental management and oversight is not traditionally something considered to be within occupational health’s remit. But environmental management can have...

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