Sickness absence management

Healthcare staff need more information to treat ‘long Covid’

Research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has argued that people suffering from ‘long Covid’ – or often...

Governments told to prioritise tackling rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions

12 Oct 2020

Governments across Europe are being urged to create a comprehensive strategy to tackle rheumatic and musculoskeletal conditions, which currently affect...

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Fewer staff taking time off for mental health, poll finds

9 Oct 2020

The propotion of workers taking time off because of poor mental health has fallen to 28% from 36% last year,...

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‘Compelling case’ for weekly Covid testing of NHS staff, say MPs

9 Oct 2020

MPs have said there is a ‘compelling case’ for weekly testing of NHS staff to stop the health service becoming...

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Sickness toll of first wave of Covid-19 on NHS staff is revealed

8 Oct 2020

Covid-19 caused nearly 341,000 days of sickness absence among NHS staff in May, figures from NHS Digital have revealed –...

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Warning that a fifth of adults might need mental health support post pandemic

8 Oct 2020

The government and the NHS must ‘prepare now’ to meet increased need for mental health support – for as many...

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NHS pledges ‘long Covid’ sufferers access to specialist support and rehabilitation

8 Oct 2020

People suffering so-called ‘long Covid’ symptoms months after contracting the virus are to be offered specialist help at NHS clinics...

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Covid-19 return-to-work challenges stacking up for OH

2 Oct 2020

Occupational health practitioners will be facing a multifaceted array of coronavirus-related return-to-work challenges as we head through the autumn, a...

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Musculoskeletal care and occupational health: only for more ‘enlightened’ employers?

2 Oct 2020

The good news is musculoskeletal care for working-age people is widely considered a priority area by clinical commissioning groups, a...

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Organisations invited to take part in presenteeism study

1 Oct 2020

Notttingham Trent University has launched a study that seeks to understand ‘presenteeism’ and why people continue to work while unwell....

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Include asbestos risk awareness in NHS staff training, study recommends

24 Sep 2020

Awareness of asbestos risk and the possibility of a mesothelioma diagnosis should be added to the mandatory training for new...

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‘Immediate action’ needed to prevent more silicosis deaths, MPs told

23 Sep 2020

MPs have been told that immediate action is needed to prevent deaths and illnesses caused by exposure to respirable crystalline...

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Fewer eye tests during pandemic means staff risk serious eye problems

21 Sep 2020

Missed eye tests during the lockdown and reduced optometrist capacity could mean serious eye conditions including glaucoma and macular generation...

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Health staff urged to get flu vaccine to minimise sickness absence this winter

18 Sep 2020

Senior clinicians and health leaders have urged frontline health and social care staff to get their annual flu jab as...

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Working from home: four in five develop musculoskeletal pain

17 Sep 2020

Poor home working set-ups could be causing thousands of workers discomfort, with four in five who began working remotely in...

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