Research

Nurses gather outside the Department of Health on the NHS's 69th birthday to protest against the pay restraint. Nurse numbers are now worryingly low. PHoto: Wiktor Syxmanowicz/Shutterstock

Reports show worrying decline in NHS nurses

Three high-level reports have identified a worrying decline in NHS nurse numbers, with fewer coming to the UK from abroad,...

stress

Workers need more support after suffering stress

30 Nov 2017

Workers need more support from employers around “regaining control” after suffering from stress, anxiety or mental ill-health, the Institution of...

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Eyes half shut: More than nine out of 10 crew personnel involved in shooting films report that tiredness has made them feel unsafe at work, or travelling to and from work

Occupational health research round-up: December 2017

30 Nov 2017

A study on how long hours in the film industry affect safety is among this month’s crop of occupational health...

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older workers and heat stress

Older workers and heat stress: challenges of working in a hot environment

30 Nov 2017

The number of older people in the workforce is increasing and with it the risks related to older workers and...

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ageing workforce

Sickness absence: plan now for the ageing workforce

29 Nov 2017

Employers need to plan for an ageing workforce where absences will be longer and employees may need to change their...

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Research shows just one in ten employees feel able to disclose a mental health issue to their manager

Why a disjointed approach to mental health at work is failing to deliver

28 Nov 2017

As the mental health of the workforce continues to deteriorate, the focus must shift from disconnected tactical solutions to joined-up...

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national adult physical activity guidance

Is national adult physical activity guidance fit for all?

2 Nov 2017

There is much evidence of the health benefits of national adult physical activity guidance, but more research is needed on...

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Workplace health promotion

Does workplace health promotion work? A review of the evidence

2 Nov 2017

Questions raised about the quality of studies reporting return on investment from workplace health promotion initiatives make it worth examining...

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Professor David Coggon: “Conclusions from systematic reviews are that ergonomic organisational interventions on lower back pain demonstrated no more effectiveness than no ergonomic interventions.”

Time to put occupational health research into public policy

2 Nov 2017

A recent high-level symposium suggests it is time to put occupational health research into public health policy. SOM chief executive...

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Occupational Health research round-up: November 2017

2 Nov 2017

This month’s overview of occupational health research looks at confidentiality issues with employee assistance programmes and correlations between the work...

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osteoarthritis in the workplace

Managing employees with osteoarthritis in the workplace

2 Nov 2017

Occupational health advisers have an important role in managing osteoarthritis in the workplace. Ambra Pizzarelli and Professor Anne Harriss discuss...

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Maintain employee wellbeing to reduce absence

29 Oct 2017

PROMOTED| Our work and personal lives are merging increasingly in the modern world. Working 9–5 has become 24/7.

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Paul Farmer:"Every employer in the UK has a responsibility to support employees with mental health problems and promote the mental wellbeing of their entire workforce."

Mental health at work review calls for legal changes as thousands lose jobs

26 Oct 2017

A high-level review of mental health at work has found that 300,000 people lose their jobs every year due to...

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Mental health fit notes

Mental health conditions are most common diagnosis on GP fit notes

5 Oct 2017

Mental health and behavioural conditions accounted for nearly a third (31%) of all fit notes written by GPs in England...

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depression in the workplace

Depression in the workplace: the role of occupational health

5 Oct 2017

OH has a key role in supporting people with depression in the workplace, collaborating with HR, line managers and primary...

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