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Poll highlights misunderstanding about cancer survival rates

The majority of people think that cancer patients cannot live for years after their diagnosis, research has found.
According to...

Boosting productivity through health and wellbeing benefits

6 Dec 2019

In an uncertain working world, offering health and wellbeing benefits that people can use on a daily basis can have...

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Occupational health research round-up: December 2019

6 Dec 2019

Low patient expectation hits knee surgery rehabilitation
Low expectations about the outcome of knee surgery partly explains why three out...

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Occupational mental health: putting your house in order

6 Dec 2019

In the follow-up to their article on the value of triage within mental health intervention in Occupational Health & Wellbeing...

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Terrorism witnesses need psychological help sooner, study finds

4 Dec 2019

People affected by terrorist attacks need to access to more immediate psychological help, research has recommended.
A study into the...

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Healthcare demand drops 25% when social prescribing is used

2 Dec 2019

Feeling that you belong to or are part of a group can lead to a 25% reduction in the use...

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Eight out of 10 men would rather endure illness than see a doctor

26 Nov 2019

Eight in 10 men say it is “the norm” for them to endure an illness or an ailment rather than...

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Six in 10 feel guilty about attending medical appointments in work hours

15 Nov 2019

Almost six in 10 (59%) workers have felt guilty about attending a medical appointment during working hours because of their...

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Third of staff with cancer feel unsupported by their employer

12 Nov 2019

One employee in three with cancer has not received sufficient support from their employer following their diagnosis, research has suggested,...

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Stage struck – occupational health in the performing arts

1 Nov 2019

Often called “the original gig economy” because of its casual, self-employed and flexible working practices, the performing arts are an...

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Make mental health a priority for the construction industry

1 Nov 2019

In many areas and industries, the social stigma around talking about mental health is gradually fading, with more and more...

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CPD: Working well – articulating the case for OH’s role within “good” work

1 Nov 2019

The links between “good” work and health and wellbeing and increasing well-recognised, as well as evidenced. As Professor Anne Harriss...

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Just a quarter make lifestyle choices to cut cardiovascular disease risk

24 Oct 2019

Only a quarter of UK adults make conscious decisions about their health and lifestyle to reduce the risk of developing...

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SOM calls for ramping up of OH provision in response to workplace health consultation

15 Oct 2019

The Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) has published its response to the government’s consultation on improving health at work, noting...

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MPs to examine impact of endometriosis on women

8 Oct 2019

A group of MPs is to launch an inquiry into women’s experiences of endometriosis, after research found thousands have had...

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