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Learning from the past – what history can tell us about the failings of the fit note

5 Jul 2019

With the government considering extending fit note certification to other healthcare professionals, Dr Adrian Massey looks back at how we...

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CPD: Lesions plan – managing the skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa

5 Jul 2019

Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory skin disease that causes painful lesions and scarring and which, though rare, can have disabling...

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Staff with arthritis need more government support, urges charity

2 Jul 2019

Thousands of people with arthritis are missing out on government support that will help them stay in work, while those...

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Statutory Sick Pay reforms part of disabled workers’ support plans

26 Jun 2019

Statutory Sick Pay will be reformed under new measures to better support people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
Announced...

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Half of staff believe they are invulnerable to serious health conditions

25 Jun 2019

More than half (54%) of workers are living in a state of “illness denial”, a health insurer has said, because...

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A decade on, are we still ‘Working for a Healthier Tomorrow’?

7 Jun 2019

It is now a decade since Dame Carol Black published her landmark workplace health report Working for a Healthier Tomorrow....

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Standing up to sedentary working

7 Jun 2019

On average, office workers now spend 75% of their day sitting at their desks. But what measures can occupational health...

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Protecting against noise-induced hearing loss within theatres

7 Jun 2019

Whatever the final outcome, the legal case between the Royal Opera House and musicians around hearing loss is likely to...

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CPD: Assessment centre – functional assessments within occupational health

7 Jun 2019

A functional assessment is a key part of any occupational health consultation, yet effective history-taking is something many coming into...

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Occupational health research round-up: June 2019

7 Jun 2019

Welding fumes increase lung cancer risk
Occupational exposure to welding fumes increases the risk of lung cancer, regardless of the...

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How occupational health can help optimise wellbeing

7 Jun 2019

With many staff keen to adopt healthier lifestyles, now is a good time for organisations to look at their wellbeing...

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CPD: a pain in the wrist – supporting work-related upper limb disorder

7 Jun 2019

Work-related upper limb disorders can have a significant impact on the workplace, with women over the age of 45 at...

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Strengthen support for staff with neurological conditions, report urges

3 Jun 2019

Employers will need to become more aware of the needs of staff with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD),...

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NICE guidance urges better communication of sickness absence policies

31 May 2019

Organisations should implement and clearly communicate policies for reporting and managing sickness, according to new guidance from National Institute for...

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older workers' fitness to work

A third expect to be working into their seventies

24 May 2019

Improvements in life expectancy and the health of older workers has meant many staff expect to be fit for work...

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