Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards shortlist: Best wellbeing initiative

20 Sep 2019

Here we profile the finalists in the Best wellbeing initiative category in the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019. The...

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Stressed staff turn to ‘unhealthy’ coping mechanisms over professional help

20 Sep 2019

Many workers who feel stressed are turning to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol and “stress eating” rather than seeking...

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Two-fifths of firms had staff off sick for more than four weeks

19 Sep 2019

More than two-fifths (43%) of organisations have had staff absent from work for more than four weeks due to ill...

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More support needed to tackle prescription drug dependence

16 Sep 2019

A review into the scale and causes of prescription drug dependence has highlighted the need for more support services and...

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Progress on mental health ‘core standards’ lagging behind

13 Sep 2019

Only a fifth of employers have met the first of the “core standards” recommended by a government-commissioned report into improving...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards shortlist: Best musculoskeletal initiative

13 Sep 2019

Here we profile the finalists in the Best musculoskeletal initiative category in the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019. The...

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Suicidal NHS worker threatened with legal action awarded £92k

11 Sep 2019

A former NHS worker who was threatened with legal action after reporting feeling suicidal has been awarded £92,000 in compensation...

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Mind the ‘double discrimination’ disability gap

6 Sep 2019

Employers need to be mindful not just of the “disability gap” when it comes to employment but “double discrimination” around...

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What government’s workplace health consultation means for OH

6 Sep 2019

The government’s long-awaited consultation into occupational health and how government and employers can reduce ill health-related job loss was published...

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Implementing an evidence-based approach to wellbeing

6 Sep 2019

Is “wellbeing” more than just “fresh fruit Fridays” or mindfulness initiatives? As Nick Pahl reports, a recent event led by...

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Holiday blues – why we need to re-learn how to switch off

6 Sep 2019

As work returns to “normal” after the August summer holidays, employers need to revisit whether, in a world of smartphones...

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Occupational health: A specialty worth fighting for?

6 Sep 2019

The numbers entering occupational health and occupational medicine are falling rapidly, and two-thirds of those left are aged over 53....

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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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Understanding what makes a good occupational health provider

6 Sep 2019

Occupational health providers can capitalise on the growing demand, and appetite, for workplace health solutions – but only if they...

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Field of dreams? Why the government needs to rethink how occupational health is delivered

6 Sep 2019

The government will need to widen its focus beyond traditional occupational health if it wants to build support for its...

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