Sickness absence management

Manufacturers need to use occupational health more proactively, report finds

Manufacturers are investing more in workers’ health and wellbeing than ever, but a more proactive approach – including making better...

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Health conscious – does a fit workforce mean a happy workplace?

3 Jan 2020

The benefits of making healthier lifestyle choices are not exactly rocket science, even if many of us struggle to sustain...

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OH needs to work more with other professions on wellbeing strategies, says SOM

11 Dec 2019

Occupational health professionals should get more involved in the provision of wellbeing services and need to work more with other...

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Poll highlights misunderstanding about cancer survival rates

9 Dec 2019

The majority of people think that cancer patients cannot live for years after their diagnosis, research has found.
According to...

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Occupational mental health: putting your house in order

6 Dec 2019

In the follow-up to their article on the value of triage within mental health intervention in Occupational Health & Wellbeing...

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Swathes of women taking long-term leave for female health symptoms

5 Dec 2019

Around half of working-age women have had to take long-term absence at some point during their working life, while 15%...

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Senior NHS staff urge frontline health workers to get flu jab

3 Dec 2019

Frontline health workers are being urged to get their free flu jab in order to protect themselves and their patients....

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Few employees using mental health and wellbeing benefits

3 Dec 2019

Almost half (49%) of employers agree that poor mental health is the biggest health and wellbeing challenge they are facing,...

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Employers ‘not providing facilities that enable physical activity’

2 Dec 2019

Eight in 10 (84%) workers are failing to achieve the minimum amount of physical activity recommended by the NHS, while...

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Four in 10 staff have ‘hidden’ health issues

26 Nov 2019

Four in 10 employees have a health issue they have never disclosed to their employer, according to a survey.

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Eight out of 10 men would rather endure illness than see a doctor

26 Nov 2019

Eight in 10 men say it is “the norm” for them to endure an illness or an ailment rather than...

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Six in 10 feel guilty about attending medical appointments in work hours

15 Nov 2019

Almost six in 10 (59%) workers have felt guilty about attending a medical appointment during working hours because of their...

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Sickness absence increases to 4.4 days per worker

6 Nov 2019

Employees lost an average of 4.4 working days in 2018 because of sickness or injury, according to the latest official...

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Guidance issued to help reduce exposure of workers to diesel emissions

4 Nov 2019

New guidance has been published to help staff who work around diesel-powered vehicles or equipment reduce their exposure to exhaust...

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Make mental health a priority for the construction industry

1 Nov 2019

In many areas and industries, the social stigma around talking about mental health is gradually fading, with more and more...

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