Return to work and rehabilitation

Loneliness among ex-military increases physical and mental health risk

Military veterans who feel lonely or isolated face an increased risk of developing mental and physical health conditions, research has...

How nurse-led absence management can save lives

7 Dec 2018

With absence estimated to cost the UK economy as much as £18 billion pounds per year, Suzanne Monk makes the...

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Triage: the (mostly) missing link in OH mental health

7 Dec 2018

Occupational mental health cases are normally not emergencies. Yet, supporting management and HR to adopt a triage approach to initial...

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Is NHS occupational health at breaking point?

7 Dec 2018

An NHS England consultation on how to spend extra funding announced by the government last summer has cast a spotlight...

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Why we need better-value health checks

7 Dec 2018

Employee health checks too often seem to be about marketing and income generation, especially in the private and insured sector....

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Ten ways employers can maximise their occupational health spend

7 Dec 2018

Occupational health can bring significant expertise to bear on a wide range of workplace health and wellbeing challenges. But, like...

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Wake up to hearing loss in younger workers

7 Dec 2018

Noise-induced occupational hearing loss is normally entirely preventable. But lack of awareness, especially among younger workers, poor training methods and...

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Charity calls for cardiac rehabilitation overhaul to increase uptake

29 Nov 2018

Only half of patients eligible for cardiac rehabilitation are taking it up, with a charity urging the NHS to change...

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Manufacturers push for better access to occupational health

26 Nov 2018

Manufacturers have called for an urgent boost to occupational health capability after a survey showed the main causes of long-term...

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Projects that help workers self-manage health conditions win funding

22 Nov 2018

Almost £4 million in government funding has been allocated to 19 projects designed to help people manage their health conditions...

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One in five cancer patients report discrimination

20 Nov 2018

Twenty per cent of cancer patients have experienced discrimination upon their return to work, Macmillan Cancer Support has found.
According...

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One in four have multiple health conditions

16 Nov 2018

A quarter of people in England live with two or more mental or physical health conditions, the charity The Health...

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obesity discrimination

The ‘taboo’ of weight in the workplace

2 Nov 2018

Weight is a personal rather than a personnel issue; the result primarily of poor lifestyle decisions outside of work, right?...

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CPD: Occupational health’s role following a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes

2 Nov 2018

As our workforce ages and becomes more sedentary, type 2 diabetes is increasingly prevalent. As Soroyo Barnes and Anne Harriss...

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OH provision for small employers could help disabled people into work

29 Oct 2018

Occupational health provision needs to be made more accessible to smaller organisations to help increase the employment rate among those...

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