Research

Younger staff want employers to put more emphasis on health and wellbeing

Six in 10 younger workers think their current working conditions have an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing, highlighting...

Three in 10 employees experienced an accident or mistake because of tiredness

13 Sep 2018

Almost half (46%) of employees regularly turn up to their jobs feeling too tired to work, making them more prone...

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2018

7 Sep 2018

Amputation and return to work
The extent to which amputees integrate into normal living after losing a limb affects their...

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Managing lower back pain disorders

7 Sep 2018

Low back disorders account for more than a third of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders, and occupational health can play an...

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Taking less than three weeks holiday could shorten lifespan

29 Aug 2018

Taking less than three weeks’ holiday a year could result in early death, even if a healthy lifestyle is maintained,...

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Heart attacks and strokes among people with diabetes set to increase 29% by 2035

23 Aug 2018

Bold action to tackle obesity and inactivity needs to be taken, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned, as research...

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Open plan office workers more active and less stressed than those who sit alone

21 Aug 2018

Staff in open plan offices are more likely to be active and have lower stress levels during their working day...

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Confusion about cancer symptoms could delay diagnosis, Bupa warns

20 Aug 2018

Four in 10 people are unsure what to check for when looking for common cancers such as skin, lung or...

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Skin cancer responsible for 8% of cancer-related claims, reveals insurer

7 Aug 2018

As the summer heatwave continues, insurer Aegon has highlighted that skin cancer accounted for 8% of cancer-related claims and 5%...

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Occupational health research round-up: August 2018

3 Aug 2018

Fit notes “not implemented as intended”
The “fit note” was introduced in 2010 and was designed to radically change the...

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learning-disability

CPD: supporting an employee with a learning disability to remain at work

3 Aug 2018

People with learning disabilities often struggle to first secure and then maintain paid employment. That puts occupational health in a...

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Only half of staff with depression have received help from their manager

24 Jul 2018

Only half of UK employees with depression have been offered support from their managers, despite the suggestion that those who...

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Nine in 10 patients with heart disease live with multiple health conditions

17 Jul 2018

Ninety per cent of people with coronary heart disease have at least one other long-term health condition, such as stroke...

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CPD: practice makes perfect – the role of the practice teacher within occupational health nursing

6 Jul 2018

For occupational health nurses to complete their training, a practice teacher must supervise them in practice. But resource and time...

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Occupational health research round-up: July 2018

6 Jul 2018

Cardiovascular disease and night work
Night work is associated with an increase in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) amongst men, providing...

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