Three in 10 with health issues worry about seeing doctor during pandemic

Three in 10 (29%) people with a known medical condition have avoided seeing their GP or attending a hospital appointment...

Few would see doctor if they experienced mild cognitive impairment

27 Nov 2020

Only 3% of people aged 55 and over would see their GP if they experienced memory loss, forgetfulness or a...

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A fifth receive mental health diagnosis after Covid-19 infection

9 Nov 2020

Almost one in five people who test positive for Covid-19 are diagnosed with a psychiatric condition within the following three...

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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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Charities call for national post-coronavirus ‘mental health renewal plan’

1 Jul 2020

A coalition of charities has called on prime minister Boris Johnson to create a ‘mental health renewal plan’ for England...

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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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Diabetes, men, drugs, and dementia – why occupational health faces a challenging future

1 May 2020

Between tackling the challenges of rising rates diabetes, men’s ill health, drugs and alcohol, and working-age dementia, occupational health practitioners...

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The five ‘non-negotiables’ to getting a better, healthier night’s sleep

6 Mar 2020

At the 2019 Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture, physiologist and sleep therapist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan outlined why it is important occupational...

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Not just ‘hot flushes’ – why it’s time employers took the menopause seriously

4 Oct 2019

With up to 80% of menopausal women still of working age, the health risks and sometimes debilitating symptoms that can...

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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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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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Half of workers want to delay retirement, but don’t think about long-term health

17 Jul 2019

Half (48%) of UK workers want to delay retirement beyond the age of 65, but many do not think about...

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Strengthen support for staff with neurological conditions, report urges

3 Jun 2019

Employers will need to become more aware of the needs of staff with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD),...

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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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Occupational health research round-up: March 2019

1 Mar 2019

This month's research includes studies on workplace positivity schemes and the quality of Employee Assistance Programmes.

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