Continuing professional development

CPD: Developing a return-to-work strategy for osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects some 10% of men and 18% of women over the age of 60, and can make sitting,...

Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: July 2020

3 Jul 2020

Sleep disturbance affects Covid-19 medics
Almost 40% of paediatric healthcare workers in Wuhan experienced sleep disturbance during the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Jean Raper: former chair, RCN Society of Occupational Health Nursing group

18 Jun 2020

Jean Raper, former chair of the Royal College of Nursing’s Society of Occupational Health Nursing group, course leader at Sheffield...

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CPD: Name of the game – is it time for occupational health to change its name?

5 Jun 2020

If occupational health practitioners are to shape the future, they need to understand both the profession’s past and its continuing...

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CPD: Fit to drop? Managing chronic fatigue syndrome in the workplace

1 May 2020

It is estimated 250,000 people in the UK have been diagnosed with the debilitating condition chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Felissia...

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‘Attending Formula One races is something I never imagined I would be doing as an OH nurse’

1 May 2020

Starting a new occasional series where we profile the day-to-day work of OH practitioners, we go behind the scenes with...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: May 2020

1 May 2020

Perceived stress and teacher absence
High levels of perceived stress amongst teachers are associated with increased frequency of sickness absence...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: April 2020

3 Apr 2020

Mental wellbeing after electric shock
Electricians experiencing electrical accidents at work report more problems with cognition and lower mental wellbeing...

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CPD: Managing common mental health disorders and their effects on long-term absence

3 Apr 2020

Common mental health disorders can have a devastating impact on individuals and their ability to remain in or return to...

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Reflecting on the role, and value, of ‘good’ occupational health

3 Apr 2020

New to the profession, and as part of her BSc in occupational health, Rikki Scott researched and wrote this article...

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First occupational health nurse apprenticeship set to be launched this summer

17 Mar 2020

The first Level 7 apprenticeship for occupational health nurses is set to be launched by the University of Derby this...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: March 2020

6 Mar 2020

Predicting occupational allergy in apprentices
Hairdressing and culinary apprentices are usually exposed to the same workplace agents, such as inhalant...

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CPD: Back to work – managing and supporting severe low back pain

6 Mar 2020

Against the backdrop of a sedentary and ageing workforce working for longer, managing musculoskeletal disorders effectively is becoming an increasing...

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Power talking – using ‘conversational intelligence’ within occupational health

7 Feb 2020

Investing in ‘conversational intelligence’ (CI) training has transformed how the occupational health team at Barts in London communicates, collaborates, reports...

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CPD: the role of occupational health in return to work for an employee with MS

7 Feb 2020

Managing an employee with multiple sclerosis can be challenging, especially if they are working in a safety-critical capacity. Nancy Njuguna...

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