Sickness absence management

Better communication is key to unlocking the value of health and wellbeing benefits

With this month (April) being the start of a new financial year, Paul Avis argues that now is a good...

What might OH expect from workplace health Green Paper?

3 Apr 2020

The government has confirmed that OH professionals can expect a Green Paper on reforms to workplace health support and provision...

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CPD: Managing common mental health disorders and their effects on long-term absence

3 Apr 2020

Common mental health disorders can have a devastating impact on individuals and their ability to remain in or return to...

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Mental health first aid – a ticking time-bomb in the workplace?

3 Apr 2020

Putting in place mental health first aid (MHFA) is seen by many employers as a practical, relatively easy way to...

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How occupational health may need to respond to a fast-changing working world

3 Apr 2020

From an ageing workforce through to remote working, rising self-employment and technological advances, employment is changing rapidly in the UK,...

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Nine out of 10 working in TV, film and cinema experience mental ill health

27 Mar 2020

Almost nine in 10 people working in the UK’s film, TV and cinema industries say they have experienced a mental...

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Occupational health to have ‘prominent’ role in fight against coronavirus

12 Mar 2020

The role and expertise of occupational health professionals is going to become “ever-more prominent” as the UK, and UK employers,...

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How occupational health needs to be responding to coronavirus

6 Mar 2020

With coronavirus expected to have a severe impact on workplaces in the coming months, occupational health practitioners will have a...

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First contact – how ‘first contact practitioners’ are changing musculoskeletal care

6 Mar 2020

NHS England’s “first contact practitioner” pilot schemes are testing whether directing patients with musculoskeletal conditions to specialist physiotherapists rather than...

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The five ‘non-negotiables’ to getting a better, healthier night’s sleep

6 Mar 2020

At the 2019 Ruth Alston Memorial Lecture, physiologist and sleep therapist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan outlined why it is important occupational...

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Protecting occupational health practitioners from burnout

6 Mar 2020

Occupational health practitioners are at the frontline of supporting individuals in the workplace cope with physical and psychological issues. But...

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Government urged to do more to prevent silica from becoming ‘the next asbestos’

5 Mar 2020

MPs have urged the government to do more to prevent exposure to silica becoming “the next asbestos”, especially within the...

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Ageing workers will suffer if governments fail to prioritise ill health prevention, warns think-tank

28 Feb 2020

The number of years people will have to live with poor health is set to increase by 17% over the...

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Ill health costs firms 38 days per employee in lost productivity

21 Feb 2020

Employers lost on average 38 working days per worker to physical and mental health-related absence and presenteeism in 2019, costing...

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NHS staff survey reveals little progress in boosting health and wellbeing

19 Feb 2020

Only three out of 10 (29.3%) NHS staff say their trust takes positive action on health and wellbeing, with many...

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