Return to work and rehabilitation

More than a million people awaiting NHS surgery

The number of NHS patients admitted for routine operations dropped by 82% in May, prompting doctors to warn of a...

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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Covid-19 offers occupational health ‘a unique opportunity’

14 Jul 2020

As the first “crisis” phase of the coronavirus pandemic eases, but with the threat of a second wave still all...

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Coronavirus is an opportunity, but also a risk, for occupational health

7 Jul 2020

As the scale of our return-to-work challenges become clear, the Covid era is likely to result in an increased expectation...

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NHS to launch coronavirus recovery support service

6 Jul 2020

The NHS is to launch an on-demand coronavirus recovery service aimed at supporting people with long-term breathing problems, mental health...

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Coronavirus: why disabled workers may hold some of the answers to post-pandemic working

3 Jul 2020

As UK plc gradually, carefully, emerges from lockdown, employers will need all the help they can get to adjust to...

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Occupational health practitioners: look after yourselves, as well as the workforce

3 Jul 2020

With workload and pressures spiralling for occupational health both inside and outside the NHS, Neil Loach argues it is vital...

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CPD: Developing a return-to-work strategy for osteoarthritis

3 Jul 2020

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects some 10% of men and 18% of women over the age of 60, and can make sitting,...

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Why we need to talk about ‘PPE’ for mental health following coronavirus

3 Jul 2020

The mental health challenges facing occupational health in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic are set to be immense. Libby...

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Partnership working – how John Lewis puts health and wellbeing centre-stage

3 Jul 2020

Like most of the UK high street, the John Lewis Partnership was forced into hibernation during the coronavirus pandemic. But...

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Talking toolkits: unpicking Covid-19 return-to-work advice for occupational health

3 Jul 2020

With the UK now gradually reopening for business, organisations across the workplace health spectrum have been developing toolkits and resources...

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Workers’ health begins to decline at 59, study finds

2 Jul 2020

The average employee’s health begins to decline at 59 years old, according to a large-scale study.
Researchers at Keele University...

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Psychiatrists highlight extent of Covid-19 neurological complications

1 Jul 2020

A study of 153 patients treated in UK hospitals during the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the...

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Study launched into value of remote physiotherapy

1 Jul 2020

A study is being carried out to evaluate the value of remote physiotherapy consultations during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Chartered...

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The Children and Families Act has received Royal Assent.

Workplace health Green Paper now expected ‘later this year’

1 Jul 2020

The government’s workplace health Green Paper is now expected to be published “later this year”, the Department for Work and...

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