Sickness absence management

osteoarthritis in the workplace

Managing employees with osteoarthritis in the workplace

Occupational health advisers have an important role in managing osteoarthritis in the workplace. Ambra Pizzarelli and Professor Anne Harriss discuss...

John Lewis Partnership

Employee wellbeing at John Lewis reflects the partnership culture

24 Oct 2017

John Lewis Partnership has developed an approach to employee wellbeing that reflects the values of its founder and today’s business...

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Mental health fit notes

Mental health conditions are most common diagnosis on GP fit notes

5 Oct 2017

Mental health and behavioural conditions accounted for nearly a third (31%) of all fit notes written by GPs in England...

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A positive approach to mental health in the workplace

5 Oct 2017

PROMOTED CONTENT | Reduce sickness absence, save costs and improve employee wellbeing...

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depression in the workplace

Depression in the workplace: the role of occupational health

5 Oct 2017

OH has a key role in supporting people with depression in the workplace, collaborating with HR, line managers and primary...

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healthcare apps

How healthcare apps are revolutionising employee wellbeing

2 Oct 2017

An increasing range of healthcare apps are changing the way HR and occupational health manage employee wellbeing and sickness absence....

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Cancer patient

Workers feel their employer would not support them if they got cancer

31 Aug 2017

More than one-third of staff (36%) believe they would get no form of support from their employer were they to...

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What is occupational health?

What is occupational health? A guide for HR and line managers

31 Aug 2017

This article is part of a series by Dr John Cooper on what is occupational health. It is intended as...

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mental health issues at work

A framework for tackling mental health issues at work

30 Aug 2017

Evidence shows that mental health issues at work are a growing problem. Dr Nick Summerton sets out a suggested framework...

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Occupational health research: diabetes

Occupational health research round-up for August 2017

5 Aug 2017

This month’s look at occupational health research studies includes reports on the rising cost to employers of lifestyle illnesses and...

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Occupational health service for all NHS staff

Doctors call for occupational health service for all NHS staff

4 Aug 2017

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual representative meeting in June warned of “stress, fatigue, burnout, substance abuse and low morale”...

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workplace mediation

How workplace mediation reduced conflict and stress during Barts hospital merger

2 Aug 2017

Workplace mediation can prevent conflict at work leading to disciplinary problems or sickness absence, but awareness is low in many...

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Employee health benefits

Employee health benefits are more than “bells and whistles” for insurance products

2 Aug 2017

Employee health benefits must be used to cut insurance costs and reduce the risk of ill health at work, argues...

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Confidentiality and consent: OH acts as a filter between the employee and their medical details, and the employer

Good practice when making occupational health referrals

2 Aug 2017

What are the do’s and don’ts when making referrals? In the first of a series of articles on the interface...

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Growing numbers of people will be working into older age, a period when many “critical illnesses” such as heart disease and cancer are most likely to be diagnosed

Managing workers with terminal illness: a guide

4 Jul 2017

With growing numbers of employees set to work into older age, managing those with terminal illness will be a priority...

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