Study finds link between daily alcohol consumption and irregular heart rhythm

Just half a pint of beer or a small glass of wine a day can increase the risk of irregular...

Together alone: staying well as OH practitioners in challenging times

8 Jan 2021

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how occupational health professionals can balance supporting the health needs of employers and employees while, at...

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Firms should have legal duty to protect night workers’ health, says Co-op

30 Nov 2020

The Co-op has launched a nightshift workers’ health and wellbeing ‘manifesto’ in Parliament, which has called for employers to be...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: November 2020

6 Nov 2020

Work-related allergic symptoms in bakers
Bakers using multigrain flour are at a high risk of experiencing nasal and asthma-like symptoms,...

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Air pollution affecting health of 440,000 manufacturing workers

3 Nov 2020

Hundreds of thousands of manufacturing workers with health conditions that can be exacerbated by poor air quality are being exposed...

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NHS pledges ‘long Covid’ sufferers access to specialist support and rehabilitation

8 Oct 2020

People suffering so-called ‘long Covid’ symptoms months after contracting the virus are to be offered specialist help at NHS clinics...

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Study hopes to encourage active lifestyles among heart patients

27 Aug 2020

A study that aims to keep coronary heart disease patients engaged in cardiac rehabilitation for longer, and therefore improve health...

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The post-pandemic work landscape – joining up mental and physical health

7 Aug 2020

As work slowly returns to something resembling normality post-pandemic, occupational health will have an important role to play in encouraging...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: August 2020

7 Aug 2020

Occupational health is “thin line” protecting the Covid-19 frontline
The workload in healthcare occupational health has increased 20-fold as a...

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Loneliness – a risk to health we can no longer ignore

3 Jul 2020

Even before coronavirus, the mental and emotional toll of loneliness within our society was a growing worry for employers and...

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Talking toolkits: unpicking Covid-19 return-to-work advice for occupational health

3 Jul 2020

With the UK now gradually reopening for business, organisations across the workplace health spectrum have been developing toolkits and resources...

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Fit to drive? Understanding what the DVLA looks for when it comes to driving for work

5 Jun 2020

Occupational health professionals can play an important role in helping to assess a worker’s fitness to drive for or during...

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My journey back into the NHS during Covid-19

30 Apr 2020

Specialist occupational health practitioner and Queen’s Nurse Su Chantry writes about her experience returning to the NHS during Covid-19.

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Smokers urged to quit to reduce risk of coronavirus complications

15 Apr 2020

Smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) should be urged to stop smoking immediately or risk complications if they contract...

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From firefighter to nutritionist: tackling obesity in the fire service

3 Apr 2020

A firefighter for 17 years, Greg Lessons developed an innovative healthy eating programme for London Fire Brigade that lowered BMI...

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