Maintaining confidence in your workplace cleaning during coronavirus

18 Oct 2020

Effective cleaning and decontamination are at the heart of keeping workplaces ‘Covid secure’ as well as, critically, in ensuring employees...

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Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

15 Oct 2020

Research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has argued that people suffering from ‘long Covid’ – or often...

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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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Occupational health ‘too expensive’ and complicated, complain employers

12 Oct 2020

Employers do not use occupational health because it is too expensive and too complicated, because they have had their fingers...

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Fewer staff taking time off for mental health, poll finds

9 Oct 2020

The propotion of workers taking time off because of poor mental health has fallen to 28% from 36% last year,...

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Guidance on providing support following a suicide in primary care

9 Oct 2020

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has collaborated with the Louise Tebboth Foundation to launch a report on providing care...

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‘Compelling case’ for weekly Covid testing of NHS staff, say MPs

9 Oct 2020

MPs have said there is a ‘compelling case’ for weekly testing of NHS staff to stop the health service becoming...

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Sickness toll of first wave of Covid-19 on NHS staff is revealed

8 Oct 2020

Covid-19 caused nearly 341,000 days of sickness absence among NHS staff in May, figures from NHS Digital have revealed –...

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Warning that a fifth of adults might need mental health support post pandemic

8 Oct 2020

The government and the NHS must ‘prepare now’ to meet increased need for mental health support – for as many...

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Mouth lesions and skin rashes could be another sign of Covid-19

8 Oct 2020

Oral lesions and skin rashes could be another potential symptom of Covid-19 for clinicians and healthcare professionals to look out...

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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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‘Psychological contract violation’ affects police mental health, study finds

6 Oct 2020

Employers need to take more responsibility for the ‘psychological contract’ they have with their employees, especially in occupations affected by...

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Firms urged to ‘step up’ mental health support amid pandemic concerns

5 Oct 2020

With the threat of a second national lockdown looming and numerous local restrictions being introduced, employers are being urged to...

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Why the government needs to help firms support staff mental health

5 Oct 2020

Although the health secretary did not give mental health the prominance it deserves in his announcement about the new National...

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The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 winners

2 Oct 2020

The sheer expertise and excellence on display meant our judges had an extremely difficult job coming to a decision. But...

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