Study finds link between daily alcohol consumption and irregular heart rhythm

14 Jan 2021

Just half a pint of beer or a small glass of wine a day can increase the risk of irregular...

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Call for FFP3 masks to be made available for all health workers

13 Jan 2021

All health and social care staff potentially in contact with Covid-19 patients should be provided with FFP3 respirators in order...

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Four in 10 intensive care staff experiencing PTSD

13 Jan 2021

Nearly four in 10 NHS staff in intensive care units reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following the first...

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Study confirms link between physical activity and lower cardiovascular risk

12 Jan 2021

Physical activity can be associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, with the greatest benefit seen among those who...

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Lockdown screen time affecting eyesight of four in 10 staff

12 Jan 2021

More than four in 10 working adults believe an increase in screen time during the Covid-19 pandemic has led to...

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Government pledges all adults to be offered Covid-19 vaccine by autumn

12 Jan 2021

The government plans to have administered a first Covid-19 vaccination dose to everyone in the most vulnerable groups by the...

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Toolkit to help firms support BAME mental health launched

12 Jan 2021

The City Mental Health Alliance, a community of businesses that aims to create mentally healthy organisations, has launched a toolkit...

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Covid-19’s tragic death toll may reshape attitudes towards workplace health and wellbeing

11 Jan 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has, tragically, caused thousands of deaths across the country. As well as leaving families grieving, it has...

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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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Five ways occupational health needs to scale up post pandemic

8 Jan 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has left occupational health practitioners struggling to cope with massive return-to-work, mental health, risk management and infection...

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Together alone: staying well as OH practitioners in challenging times

8 Jan 2021

Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains how occupational health professionals can balance supporting the health needs of employers and employees while, at...

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Unpicking risk, occupational health and Covid-19

8 Jan 2021

SOM (The Society of Occupational Medicine), The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and the University of Glasgow held a summit...

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Guidance aiming to help healthcare professionals manage ‘long Covid’

7 Jan 2021

New guidance has been published on managing the long-term health effects of Covid-19, or so-called ‘long Covid’.
The guidance by...

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Three-quarters will take Covid vaccine, but reluctance highest among BAME and low income

7 Jan 2021

More than three-quarters of people (76%) say they will agree to be vaccinated against Covid-19 when their turn comes, as...

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PPE shortage fears returning as third wave of Covid bites

6 Jan 2021

With the NHS under severe pressure from the latest wave of Covid-19, nurses, GPs and unions have raised concerns about...

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