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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: April 2020

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

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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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: February 2020

7 Feb 2020

Childhood experiences and bullying at work
People who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), including being bullied at school, are...

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New-look training could be on the cards for OH, as NMC outlines review of SCPHN standards

29 Jan 2020

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has indicated it intends to carry out a review of post-registration training for occupational...

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2020

3 Jan 2020

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

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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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