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BOHS warns against relaxing control measures in light of vaccinations

Occupational health practitioners should not rely on vaccination as a workplace control measure for Covid-19, the British Occupational Hygiene Society...

CPD: Supporting an employee living with an alcohol problem

5 Feb 2021

Occupational health can play a pivotal leadership role when it comes to supporting an employee struggling with alcohol or substance...

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The role of OH in reducing the mental trauma of Covid-19

5 Feb 2021

Front line workers and those who have been dangerously ill, or have lost relatives or been exposed to domestic violence,...

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Workers with ‘long Covid’ may need personalised and long-term support

5 Feb 2021

Employers wishing to minimise the impact of “long Covid” on both their employees and their organisation should ensure their health...

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Call for NHS staff to be better supported so as to avoid undue risk-taking

2 Feb 2021

SOM, the Society of Occupational Medicine, has called for NHS staff to be better supported in the workplace so as...

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Covid-19’s tragic death toll may reshape attitudes towards workplace health and wellbeing

11 Jan 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has, tragically, now caused hundreds of thousands of deaths across the country. As well as leaving families...

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Why Covid-19 is an opportunity to rethink wellbeing within construction

8 Jan 2021

The construction sector faced major workplace health, safety and wellbeing challenges even before the logistical and financial problems generated by...

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Unpicking risk, occupational health and Covid-19

8 Jan 2021

SOM (The Society of Occupational Medicine), The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) and the University of Glasgow held a summit...

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Guidance aiming to help healthcare professionals manage ‘long Covid’

7 Jan 2021

New guidance has been published on managing the long-term health effects of Covid-19, or so-called ‘long Covid’.
The guidance by...

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Three-quarters will take Covid vaccine, but reluctance highest among BAME and low income

7 Jan 2021

More than three-quarters of people (76%) say they will agree to be vaccinated against Covid-19 when their turn comes, as...

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Covid infection rates as much as 333% higher for some teachers

6 Jan 2021

The government’s decision this week to embark on a third national lockdown and close primary and secondary schools in England...

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Significant minority experiencing ‘long Covid’ symptoms, warns ONS

17 Dec 2020

A fifth of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 are still exhibiting symptoms five weeks or more after being...

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Four in 10 fit notes issued for mental health

7 Dec 2020

Mental ill health accounted for four in 10 fit notes issued by GPs during the first lockdown in the spring,...

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Three in 10 with health issues worry about seeing doctor during pandemic

7 Dec 2020

Three in 10 (29%) people with a known medical condition have avoided seeing their GP or attending a hospital appointment...

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Coronavirus: caring for the carers

4 Dec 2020

At the height of the Covid-19 crisis, staff working in hospitals and residential homes went above and beyond in often...

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