health check

Over-40s health checks “ineffective”, report concludes

27 Oct 2015

NHS health checks for the over-40s are “ineffective” and waste around £450 million a year, a damning report from the...

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general nursing

Occupational health profile: Helen Kirk, professional lead (nursing and midwifery), Public Health England

2 Jul 2015

Among her many responsibilities, occupational health nurse Helen Kirk is leading a nursing revalidation pilot at Public Health England (PHE)....

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employees with dementia

Call for more businesses to support employees with dementia

2 Jun 2015

Businesses are being urged to become more “dementia friendly”, including working to educate employees and managers about dementia and offering...

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Three million people in UK live with serious illness, says study

27 Mar 2015

About three million people over the age of 50 in the UK are living with a serious illness, a study...

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Occupational health research round-up: April 2015

27 Mar 2015

This month’s round-up of occupational health research looks at predicted return to work of people absent with common mental health...

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Future of OH

Planning the future of occupational health

26 Sep 2014

In July 2013 Occupational Health looked at the Council for Work and Health’s interim report “Planning the future: delivering a...

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Supporting people with dementia in the workplace

16 Jul 2014

Dementia is a national challenge and businesses are not immune. With an ageing population, not only will the average customer...

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What will the next 20 years bring for occupational health?

4 Nov 2013

A report published in June on the role of OH over the next 20 years is already stimulating comment from...

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NHS England outlines scale of future public health challenges

1 Aug 2013

The NHS has outlined the scale of some of the future public health challenges it is likely to face, including...

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Health indicators for updated NICE framework announced

8 Mar 2013

Dementia and cancer have been included among 32 new indicators proposed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

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Employers concerned about the health of an ageing workforce

31 Oct 2012

Employers have reported a rise in the average age of their employees and four out of 10 expect age-related health...

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White Paper on public health examined

11 Apr 2011

A new White Paper foresees a devolution of responsibilities in public health, with only a minor nod towards OH, John...

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Occupational health and the future of health and work

9 Jul 2010

Yesterday's science fiction is today's everyday experience. But new ways of working and new technologies bring new hazards. Sally O'Reilly reports, and overleaf, talks to Dame Carol Black about future OH priorities.

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Number of smokers quitting sharply declined in 2008

20 Feb 2009

The number of people in England giving up smoking fell sharply in the first half of last year, despite a...

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Public health: news in brief

20 Feb 2009

Scans have no benefit for lower back pain sufferers
The routine use of scans in patients with lower back pain...

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