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Occupational health research round-up: August 2018

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

Lessons from the rise and fall of Fit for Work

3 Aug 2018

A final question – more statement really – to minister Sarah Newton at June’s Society and Faculty of Occupational Medicine...

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Fit for work? How to get sedentary workers on their feet

3 Aug 2018

Fit in 50 is a new booklet designed to offer practical and accessible exercises to get sedentary employers out of...

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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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Counting the cost of occupational cancer

6 Jul 2018

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) “No Time to Lose” campaign has been working since 2014 to reduce...

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Workplace health ‘in the fourth industrial revolution’

6 Jul 2018

The second annual Health and Safety Executive lecture took place in April. This year’s speaker was Dr Richard Heron, chief...

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Why wellbeing in the workplace must start from day one

6 Jul 2018

For a sustainable and meaningful approach to employee wellbeing, employers need to start from day one of employment with an...

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Why a Brexit-fuelled government collapse may be bad news for occupational health

4 Jul 2018

Whatever you may feel about Brexit, there is an argument that occupational health practitioners should be willing and hoping Theresa...

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OH practitioners question NHS England plan to limit range of surgical procedures

2 Jul 2018

NHS England has outlined plans to limit a range of surgical procedures, including for common workplace-related conditions such as carpal...

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Government ‘not ruling out’ making occupational health mandatory for employers, says minister

28 Jun 2018

The minister for disabled people, health and work, Sarah Newton, has said the government is “certainly not ruling out” the...

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Junior doctors with disabilities should keep specialist equipment, says BMA

25 Jun 2018

Junior doctors who have disabilities that mean they need specialist equipment to do their jobs should be allowed to keep...

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How a mental health policy has changed the conversation at Asda

1 Jun 2018

The development of a practical, easy-to-follow mental health policy has given managers at supermarket chain Asda the confidence to manage...

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Diversity and disability: the equality challenge

1 Jun 2018

Gender pay inequalities may be making the headlines, but the UK’s “disability gap” – the poor rate of employment and...

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‘Surge’ in men seeking emotional support over cancer

1 May 2018

The charity Macmillan Cancer Support has said it saw a surge in the number of calls last year from men...

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Depression, self-harm and suicidal thoughts in a teenage apprentice

3 Apr 2018

When a teenage apprentice posted suicidal thoughts on social media, his employer was alerted to the need for better communication...

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