Sickness absence management

‘Severe’ flu sees more than 2,000 people needing critical care

Workers have been urged to get the flu vaccine as a particularly severe strain of the virus has led to...

‘Dangerous complacency’ in support for young workers with long-term health conditions

20 Feb 2019

Young workers with long-term health conditions in the UK are being offered less support than they would receive from healthcare...

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Two-thirds miss out on ‘life-saving’ asthma attack follow-up care

19 Feb 2019

Almost two-thirds of people who have had emergency treatment for an asthma attack were not not given a follow-up appointment...

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Half of office workers’ health ‘impaired’ by their job

14 Feb 2019

More than half (53%) of office workers believe their health is impaired by their workplace, with many not getting enough...

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Back and neck pain causes a third to take a sick day

8 Feb 2019

A third (33%) of employees have taken at least one day off work due to back or neck pain in...

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CPD: Minimising exposure to hand-arm vibration

1 Feb 2019

Effective health surveillance and risk assessment and management are key to preventing and mitigating hand-arm vibration. But occupational health also...

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Staff take 53% more sick days in January

16 Jan 2019

Workers take 53% more sick days in January than any other month of the year, analysis has shown.
According to...

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Stressed hospital consultant

Under pressure – how can we better protect health professionals from burnout?

4 Jan 2019

NHS England’s announcement of a new mental health support scheme for doctors has put the pressures faced by health professionals...

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Occupational health research round-up: January 2019

4 Jan 2019

Growing issue of “leavism” within police forces
“Leavism” is a recently coined term to describe attendance issues at work other...

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Work-related stress: unpicking psychosocial risk and hazard

4 Jan 2019

Work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for a staggering 40% of work-related ill-health and 49% of working days lost, before...

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Healthcare provider charges workers for calling in sick

3 Jan 2019

A healthcare provider that employs 7,000 staff has been imposing a £50 charge on employees who call in sick without...

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Sit-stand desks have limited effect on reducing obesity, study finds

13 Dec 2018

Employees who stand at their desks burn only nine more calories per hour than their seated colleagues, prompting researchers to...

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Thousands of young people have type 2 diabetes

7 Dec 2018

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

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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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