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Occupational health research round-up: January 2020

Night shifts not linked to pain
Night shift work is not associated with an increased reporting of pain, according to...

CPD: And breathe – managing employees with work-exacerbated asthma

3 Jan 2020

In the UK some three-and-a-half million adults of working age suffer from asthma. Through analysis of the intervention to support...

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CPD: Advanced practice – a place at the table for OH nurses?

6 Dec 2019

The role of an expert occupational health nurse is complex and demanding, meaning OHNs are potentially prime candidates to achieve...

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Come together – unpicking multi-disciplinary working within occupational health

6 Dec 2019

Occupational health professionals fully recognise the value of multi-disciplinary working in terms of generating good outcomes. But what does “success”...

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Occupational health research round-up: December 2019

6 Dec 2019

Low patient expectation hits knee surgery rehabilitation
Low expectations about the outcome of knee surgery partly explains why three out...

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CPD: Working well – articulating the case for OH’s role within “good” work

1 Nov 2019

The links between “good” work and health and wellbeing and increasing well-recognised, as well as evidenced. As Professor Anne Harriss...

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CPD: On the right tracks – how a New Zealand railway company has taken toxicity out of its workplace

4 Oct 2019

The links between engagement, performance and health and wellbeing are increasingly well-recognised. Maryan Street outlines the key lessons that New...

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Smoke signals – why occupational health needs to take ‘diathermy smoke plume’ seriously

4 Oct 2019

It’s not well known, but diathermy smoke plume is a toxic smoke created during procedures such as electrocautery, laser surgery...

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Occupational health: A specialty worth fighting for?

6 Sep 2019

The numbers entering occupational health and occupational medicine are falling rapidly, and two-thirds of those left are aged over 53....

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2019

6 Sep 2019

Rise in climate change-led occupational ‘heat stress’ cuts world productivity
The rise in global temperatures resulting from climate change will...

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Understanding what makes a good occupational health provider

6 Sep 2019

Occupational health providers can capitalise on the growing demand, and appetite, for workplace health solutions – but only if they...

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Learning zone – taking the temperature at first ever Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing conference

6 Sep 2019

From gaining the confidence to write publicly through to one speaker’s personal struggles with addiction; from effective report writing through...

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CPD: Helping hand – managing work-related hand-arm vibration syndrome

6 Sep 2019

It is estimated more than two million workers in the UK are exposed to high levels of vibration as a...

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Head space – managing PTSD following a workplace accident

2 Aug 2019

Occupational health practitioners may need to manage and support mental as well as physical consequences following a workplace accident, especially...

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Occupational health research round-up: August 2019

2 Aug 2019

EAPs aid positive clinical and workplace outcomes
A study of a Canadian employee assistance programme (EAP) has produced evidence to...

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