Return to work and rehabilitation

Fifth of arthritis sufferers quit work because of unsupportive employers, warns charity

More than a third of people with arthritis or related conditions are out of work, with a fifth being forced...

Why occupational health has a pivotal role in tackling mental ill health

5 Oct 2018

Brett Hill explains why he believes occupational health managers have a pivotal role to play in improving mental health, and...

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Time to listen up on age-related hearing loss

5 Oct 2018

As our workforce ages, and employers become more reliant on older workers, age-related hearing loss will become an increasingly important...

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Crohn’s disease: considerations for a return to work following sickness absence

5 Oct 2018

It is estimated the incurable, inflammatory bowel condition Crohn’s disease affects at least 115,000 people in the UK. Managing it...

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How can employers improve support to staff with cancer?

5 Oct 2018

Even the best-intentioned employers and managers can struggle to support an employee with a cancer diagnosis. Cheryl Brennan outlines some...

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Two in five over-50s expect ill-health to force them out of work

3 Oct 2018

Four million UK workers aged over 50 expect poor health and health problems to be the main reasons they stop...

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Drivers working in gig economy not provided with safety training

24 Sep 2018

A study into drivers working as part of the “gig economy” has highlighted the importance of businesses treating the management...

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Understanding the mindset behind sedentary lifestyles

7 Sep 2018

Most of us understand all too well we need to be less sedentary. But just being told you need to...

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Trauma response – OH’s role is supporting PTSD

7 Sep 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a term that gets bandied around a lot, explains Christine Husbands. But what does it mean...

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Occupational health research round-up: September 2018

7 Sep 2018

Amputation and return to work
The extent to which amputees integrate into normal living after losing a limb affects their...

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Eyecare for the digital age

7 Sep 2018

The Display Screen Equipment regulations predate the ubiquity of screens, tablets, laptops and smartphones in the modern workplace. So are...

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Lloyds Banking Group signs terminal illness charter

28 Aug 2018

Lloyds Banking Group has become the latest organisation to sign a charter that encourages employers to commit to supporting staff...

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Occupational health research round-up: August 2018

3 Aug 2018

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

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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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