Return to work and rehabilitation

Adjustment grants for workers with disabilities to increase

Workers with disabilities will be able to claim up to £60,000 per year to help pay for workplace adjustments when...

Two-thirds of men put off dealing with health problems until they are ‘severe’

12 Feb 2019

British men continue to be in denial about their health, with nearly two-thirds admitting a problem would have to be...

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‘We are differently abled, not necessarily disabled’

1 Feb 2019

Angus Baskerville was diagnosed with Asperger’s and ADHD at the age of 15. He told the audience at last year’s...

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Small adjustments in the workplace can help employees with autism.

Making the invisible visible – supporting neurodiversity in the workplace

1 Feb 2019

Neurodiversity in the workplace – workers with autism, Asperger’s, dyslexia and other “invisible” neurological disabilities – was the subject of...

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CPD: Minimising exposure to hand-arm vibration

1 Feb 2019

Effective health surveillance and risk assessment and management are key to preventing and mitigating hand-arm vibration. But occupational health also...

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Occupational health research round-up: February 2019

1 Feb 2019

Work-related cancers cost billions
Occupational cancers account for more than 100,000 deaths a year in the European Union, according to...

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A quarter delay seeking medical advice due to embarrassment

10 Jan 2019

Embarrassment is causing a quarter of employees to delay seeking a formal diagnosis after noticing a potential cancer symptom, a...

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Improved occupational health access will help NHS achieve long term goals

9 Jan 2019

Employers have a vital role to play in helping the NHS deliver plans that it hopes will prevent around 85,000...

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Most staff comfortable discussing health concerns at work

7 Jan 2019

Employees are becoming more open to talking about their health at work, research has suggested, with three-quarters of staff happy...

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Health is main barrier to employment for 50-64 year olds

4 Jan 2019

More than one-third of unemployed people aged 50 to 64 are unable to work because of ill health, making it...

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Understanding the links between health and organisational productivity

4 Jan 2019

Encouraging better health is not just good for individual employees, it also makes them – and their organisations – more...

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Future working, future risks – why we need a debate around AI, new tech and health and safety

4 Jan 2019

Technology is transforming both our work and leisure lives, bringing opportunities but also risks, predominantly around precarious working, “always on”...

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Comment: Self-employment and return to work just got personal

4 Jan 2019

A looming hospital operation has brought home to Nic Paton the need for the government’s review of workplace health to...

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Work-related stress: unpicking psychosocial risk and hazard

4 Jan 2019

Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for a staggering 40% of work-related ill-health and 49% of working days lost, before...

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Loneliness among ex-military increases physical and mental health risk

14 Dec 2018

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

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