sleep-deprivation

Toolkit aims to help employers tackle sleep deprivation

19 Jan 2018

Business in the Community and Public Health England have launched a toolkit to help employers reduce the risk of sleep...

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Promoting healthier lifestyles and good nutrition can help reduce absence

Staff lose 30 days a year due to sickness absence and ‘presenteeism’

15 Jan 2018

Employees lose an average of 30.4 working days a year due to sickness absence and underperformance at work due to...

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Mental-health-absence

Blue Monday: Prioritise mental health support to reduce absence

15 Jan 2018

On “Blue Monday”, employers have been reminded to make workers’ mental health a priority in order to reduce absenteeism.
Absence...

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Tameside hospital is offering staff healthier alternatives to sugary food and drinks

Hospital bans sugary food and drinks to reduce staff obesity

9 Jan 2018

A hospital in Manchester has banned the sale of sugary food and drinks from its restaurant in a bid to...

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Financial wellbeing can have a big impact on stress and work engagement

Business should put onus on employees’ financial wellbeing

5 Jan 2018

Employers should make their employees’ financial wellbeing a central part of their strategy, according to a report by Willis Towers...

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Pre-existing health conditions raise the  health risk for pregnant women, while pregnancy in itself is often stressful.

Report calls for action on women’s health issues at work

4 Jan 2018

A recent report from the Work Foundation is appealing for an end to stigma surrounding women’s health issues at work,...

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Fit for Work service assessment

Fit for Work service scrapped in workplace health policy overhaul

4 Jan 2018

The Government has scrapped its Fit for Work service, blaming “low referral rates”. The service will come to an end...

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It all adds up: a survey shows employers see a link between employee health benefits and organisation performance

Employers see link between workplace health and performance

4 Jan 2018

Employers are almost unanimous in seeing a direct correlation between workplace health and performance, a study by benefits provider Aon...

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Microscopic image of an intestinal lymph node involved in metastatic colon cancer.

Public Health England urges bowel cancer screening for over-60s

4 Jan 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has called on all men and women aged over 60 to ensure they are screened for...

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Type 2 diabetes

Workplace bullying raises risk of Type 2 diabetes, research shows

4 Jan 2018

Workplace bullying and violence may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes for both men and women, according to research....

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Support of a supervisor is associated with fewer sickness absence spells in younger workers, especially non-manual employees, a study shows

Occupational health research round-up: January 2018

2 Jan 2018

This month’s round up of occupational health research studies includes research on good line management and sickness absence among younger...

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Dr  Leonard McCoy (left, with  fellow Star Trekker Mr Spock) used a 'tricorder' to get instant diagnoses. Digital technology has now caught up with science fiction. Image: Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Robo-doc: science fiction becomes science fact in healthcare

2 Jan 2018

Advances in healthcare technology are catching up with science fiction, claims Liam Hughes.
Do you recall the “medical tricorder” that...

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Many GPs had not heard of Fit for Work according to research this year

Fit for Work assessments to be scrapped

1 Dec 2017

The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.
Employers, employees...

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Viruses

Public Health England publish guidance on bloodborne viruses

30 Nov 2017

Public Health England has published guidance on the health clearance of healthcare workers and the management of those infected with...

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musculoskeletal conditions

Tool helps tackle musculoskeletal conditions

30 Nov 2017

A new tool designed to help health commissioners come up with more cost-effective ways to tackle musculoskeletal conditions within their...

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