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Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

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

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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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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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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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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: October 2020

2 Oct 2020

Work environment risk factors for MSDs
Ergonomic improvements and stress reduction interventions are likely to cut the prevalence of sickness...

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Organisations invited to take part in presenteeism study

1 Oct 2020

Notttingham Trent University has launched a study that seeks to understand ‘presenteeism’ and why people continue to work while unwell....

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Include asbestos risk awareness in NHS staff training, study recommends

24 Sep 2020

Awareness of asbestos risk and the possibility of a mesothelioma diagnosis should be added to the mandatory training for new...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: September 2020

4 Sep 2020

Fifth of doctors consume “potentially hazardous” levels of alcohol
Twenty per cent of doctors in a survey of 109 working...

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Study hopes to encourage active lifestyles among heart patients

27 Aug 2020

A study that aims to keep coronary heart disease patients engaged in cardiac rehabilitation for longer, and therefore improve health...

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Earlier breast cancer screening could save lives, researchers find

13 Aug 2020

Screening women in their forties for breast cancer could save hundreds of lives each year and would not lead to...

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Lower earners more likely to become ill or injured at work, warns think-tank

13 Aug 2020

Lower earners are twice as likely to become physically ill or injured at work as higher earners, new research has...

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‘Covid age’ model helps determine virus risk, say researchers

10 Aug 2020

Experts in occupational medicine have developed a risk assessment tool to evaluate an individual’s vulnerability to Covid-19, based on their...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: August 2020

7 Aug 2020

Occupational health is “thin line” protecting the Covid-19 frontline
The workload in healthcare occupational health has increased 20-fold as a...

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One in five feeling ‘hopeless’ because of pandemic

14 Jul 2020

One in five UK adults still feel “hopeless” as the coronavirus lockdown is lifted, according to the charity the Mental...

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Virtual physiotherapy sessions should be used more widely post-Covid, study finds

14 Jul 2020

Virtual physiotherapy services should be seen as a viable alternative to in-person sessions beyond the Covid-19 pandemic, with research finding...

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