Return to work and rehabilitation

“NHS should put stressed workers on the fast track”

9 Sep 2014

The NHS should look into the feasibility of offering employees suffering from stress and mental illhealth fast-track support to help ...

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Chosen provider reveals details about how new HWS service will operate

12 Aug 2014

The Government’s Health and Work Service (HWS) will provide a specific, targeted assessment and return-to-work service rather than occupational health...

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Health and Work Service: opportunity or threat for occupational health?

30 Jul 2014

As the contract for the new national Health and Work Service (HWS) has finally been awarded, Janet Patterson looks at...

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How to help people with cancer return to work

30 Jul 2014

Owing to improved treatment and early detection, cancer is increasingly becoming a chronic rather than terminal condition, which means that...

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Physiotherapists: helping reduce sickness absence rates

28 Jul 2014

We continue our series on professions allied to occupational health by looking at how physiotherapists will play a key role...

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Kidney

Employers can support return to work after organ transplantation

5 Jun 2014

The ability to return to work after a kidney transplant is a complex phenomenon and it is influenced by a...

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Knee pain leads to absence and low productivity

5 Jun 2014

Chronic knee pain or knee osteoarthritis is associated with increased absence, according to a systematic review. Further, there is limited...

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Musculoskeletal disorders

Job modification helps staff with MSDs back to work after absence

19 May 2014

Modified work is often part of a return-to-work plan for employees with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), but there are no validated...

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How cccupational therapists can work with OH advisers

3 May 2014

Occupational therapists (OTs) and occupational health professionals are frequently mistaken for each other. OTs Jain Holmes and Anne Byrne aim...

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Cancer patients are being forced out of work, study finds

30 Apr 2014

Cancer patients are being forced into unemployment because of the after effects of surgery and higher levels of depression, with...

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Are GP health reports poor predictors of fitness for work?

7 Feb 2014

Dr Charlie Vivian examines whether or not obtaining an employee health report from a GP – rather than an OH...

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Health and Work Service “must use properly qualified professionals”

7 Feb 2014

The Government’s new Health and Work Service must operate to high standards of practice, be staffed by appropriately trained and...

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National Health and Work Service to launch in April 2015

3 Jan 2014

The Government has confirmed that its new Health and Work Service is expected to be up and running nationally from...

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Employers win tax relief on return-to-work treatment

1 Jan 2014

The Government has said it plans to extend its tax exemption on employer-funded occupational health treatments to encompass any treatment...

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