Return to work and rehabilitation

Will the new Fit for Work service mean higher absence costs for small firms?

28 Jan 2015

The Government’s Fit for Work service, which is being rolled out in 2015, is meant to cut sickness absence costs...

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Occupational health profession reacts to the launch of national Health and Work Service

20 Jan 2015

Nic Paton summarises some of the industry responses to the introduction of the Health and Work Service (HWS) that is...

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NHS occupational health to help deliver Fit for Work service

22 Dec 2014

NHS occupational health practitioners are looking to play a key role in the Government’s Fit for Work service following an...

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confidentiality of medical records

Ask OH: confidentiality of medical records and following the advice on an employee’s fit note

21 Nov 2014

This regular column is aimed at occupational health (OH) nurses working in isolation and those new to the profession. This...

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Four ways to support men with cancer in the workplace

20 Nov 2014

Joy Reymond looks at potential ways that the physical, mental and emotional changes of male employees with cancer can be...

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National sickness absence service rebranded as “Fit for Work”

20 Nov 2014

The Government’s Health and Work Service is to be rebranded as “Fit for Work” when it launches, the Department for...

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Disability assessment: an opportunity for occupational health

31 Oct 2014

Dr Steve Boorman discusses the opportunities created by the establishment of the new single organisation for occupational health (OH) professionals,...

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Ask OH managing-redundancies

Ask OH: redundancies and good report writing

30 Oct 2014

This month in Ask OH, an experienced OH adviser answers questions on supporting employees during redundancies and finding a consistent...

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return to work

Case management and return to work: opportunities and challenges

30 Sep 2014

Returning to work after an injury or illness can be challenging and costly. It has been at the forefront of...

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GP federation

Are GP federations the answer to return to work after sickness absence?

29 Sep 2014

Dr Mark O’Connor gives his view on how GP federations can transform the role of GPs by supporting employees as...

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“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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