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Thousands of young people have type 2 diabetes

Almost 7,000 people under 25 have type 2 diabetes, with thousands more expected to be diagnosed in the next few...

How nurse-led absence management can save lives

7 Dec 2018

With absence estimated to cost the UK economy as much as £18 billion pounds per year, Suzanne Monk makes the...

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Triage: the (mostly) missing link in OH mental health

7 Dec 2018

Occupational mental health cases are normally not emergencies. Yet, supporting management and HR to adopt a triage approach to initial...

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Is NHS occupational health at breaking point?

7 Dec 2018

An NHS England consultation on how to spend extra funding announced by the government last summer has cast a spotlight...

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Ten ways employers can maximise their occupational health spend

7 Dec 2018

Occupational health can bring significant expertise to bear on a wide range of workplace health and wellbeing challenges. But, like...

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NHS to expand Diabetes Prevention Programme nationwide

6 Dec 2018

NHS England is to scale up its Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) and prescribe hundreds more people with low-calorie diet drinks...

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Manufacturers push for better access to occupational health

26 Nov 2018

Manufacturers have called for an urgent boost to occupational health capability after a survey showed the main causes of long-term...

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Projects that help workers self-manage health conditions win funding

22 Nov 2018

Almost £4 million in government funding has been allocated to 19 projects designed to help people manage their health conditions...

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Bupa sees rise in employees being offered flu jabs

20 Nov 2018

Healthcare provider Bupa has seen the number of staff being offered flu jabs by their employer this year surpass the...

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Working days lost to stress increase by nearly a quarter

31 Oct 2018

The number of working days lost to stress rose by almost a quarter last year, suggesting that employers need to...

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

17 Oct 2018

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

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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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Women missing health checks because they are too busy at work

4 Oct 2018

Almost a quarter (24%) of women say they have missed a health check because they were “too busy” at work...

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Cuts are putting a question mark over future of NHS occupational health

3 Oct 2018

NHS occupational health services cannot be sustained against a backdrop of continuing annual reductions in funding, occupational medicine and occupational...

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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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