Return to work and rehabilitation

Unpicking risk, occupational health and Covid-19

SOM (The Society of Occupational Medicine), The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and the University of Glasgow held a summit...

Guidance aiming to help healthcare professionals manage ‘long Covid’

7 Jan 2021

New guidance has been published on managing the long-term health effects of Covid-19, or so-called ‘long Covid’.
The guidance by...

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Three-quarters will take Covid vaccine, but reluctance highest among BAME and low income

7 Jan 2021

More than three-quarters of people (76%) say they will agree to be vaccinated against Covid-19 when their turn comes, as...

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PPE shortage fears returning as third wave of Covid bites

6 Jan 2021

With the NHS under severe pressure from the latest wave of Covid-19, nurses, GPs and unions have raised concerns about...

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Covid infection rates as much as 333% higher for some teachers

6 Jan 2021

The government’s decision this week to embark on a third national lockdown and close primary and secondary schools in England...

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One in five ‘long Covid’ sufferers still unable to work after six months

5 Jan 2021

Many people suffering with ‘long Covid’ are still unable to fully work six months after their initial coronavirus infection, according...

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Significant minority experiencing ‘long Covid’ symptoms, warns ONS

17 Dec 2020

A fifth of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 are still exhibiting symptoms five weeks or more after being...

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BHSF conducts 3,500 remote health assessments for pandemic-hit firms

16 Dec 2020

Health and wellbeing provider BHSF has conducted 3,500 ‘contact free’ return-to-work medical assessments in the past six months.
Its occupational...

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Four in 10 fit notes issued for mental health

7 Dec 2020

Mental ill health accounted for four in 10 fit notes issued by GPs during the first lockdown in the spring,...

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Three in 10 with health issues worry about seeing doctor during pandemic

7 Dec 2020

Three in 10 (29%) people with a known medical condition have avoided seeing their GP or attending a hospital appointment...

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Occupational Health & Wellbeing research round-up: December 2020

4 Dec 2020

Fatigue and workplace exercise programmes
Work-related fatigue is related to a range of negative consequences, including poor productivity. This study...

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CPD: How to build and embed resilience within your workplace

4 Dec 2020

In the final article of her three-part series, Catherine D’Arcy-Jones examines some tools and resources OH practitioners can use to...

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Warning of ‘second pandemic’ of mental ill health

3 Dec 2020

The mental health charity Mind has warned of a “second pandemic” of mental ill health, as calls to its helpline...

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NHS reporting higher than average take-up of flu vaccination

3 Dec 2020

Three-quarters (75%) of those aged 65 and over in England had received their free vaccine by the final week of...

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Back, neck and shoulder pain behind high proportion of digital physio sessions

2 Dec 2020

Almost half (49%) of online physiotherapy sessions booked since the summer through an app operated by employee benefits provider Unum...

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