Musculoskeletal disorders

OH the key to helping employers understand, and support, less well-known conditions

Less common, or less well-known or understood, health conditions such as auto-immune diseases, ME, epilepsy and MS can often go...

Four in 10 NHS staff unwell with work-related stress

15 Mar 2021

The proportion of NHS staff feeling unwell as a result of work-related stress continued to rise last year, particularly in...

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Home working linked to rise in musculoskeletal disorders

22 Jan 2021

More than a third (37.7%) of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) cases were connected to work in 2020, compared with just 1.4%...

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Why Covid-19 is an opportunity to rethink wellbeing within construction

8 Jan 2021

The construction sector faced major workplace health, safety and wellbeing challenges even before the logistical and financial problems generated by...

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Back, neck and shoulder pain behind high proportion of digital physio sessions

2 Dec 2020

Almost half (49%) of online physiotherapy sessions booked since the summer through an app operated by employee benefits provider Unum...

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Insurer recommends ‘fake commute’ to boost home workers’ health

27 Nov 2020

Employees have been encouraged to adopt a ‘fake commute’ while working from home, with research finding almost three in five...

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‘Long Covid’ can cause breathlessness, organ abnormalities and fatigue for months

9 Nov 2020

An Oxford University study looking at the longer-term impact of Covid-19, so-called “long Covid”, has concluded that a large proportion...

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Mental ill health accounted for more than half of sickness absence in last year

6 Nov 2020

A total of 38.8 million working days were lost because of work-related illness and workplace injury in 2019/20, with more...

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Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

12 Oct 2020

Governments across Europe are being urged to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, which currently affect...

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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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occupational health research

Musculoskeletal care and occupational health: only for more ‘enlightened’ employers?

2 Oct 2020

The good news is musculoskeletal care for working-age people is widely considered a priority area by clinical commissioning groups, a...

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Occupational health & wellbeing Awards 2020

Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 shortlist: Best musculoskeletal initiative

18 Sep 2020

During September, we are recognising excellence in the delivery of occupational health by profiling the shortlisted entries for all six...

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Working from home: four in five develop musculoskeletal pain

17 Sep 2020

Poor home working set-ups could be causing thousands of workers discomfort, with four in five who began working remotely in...

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OH&W Awards – ‘It is about educating staff to take responsibility themselves’

4 Sep 2020

Great collaborative working and a proactive biopsychosocial focus has been key to the success of the occupational health team at...

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Covid-19’s ‘long tail’ for recovery may challenge occupational health

4 Sep 2020

While many make a relatively swift recovery from Covid-19, for others, especially those who have been hospitalised, it is increasingly...

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