Wellbeing and health promotion

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

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

Two-thirds of men put off dealing with health problems until they are ‘severe’

12 Feb 2019

British men continue to be in denial about their health, with nearly two-thirds admitting a problem would have to be...

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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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Leading from the top – why boardroom buy-in is a must for effective wellbeing programmes

1 Feb 2019

Employers are increasingly recognising the value of implementing proactive wellbeing programmes. But if you are really serious about success, there...

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Occupational health research round-up: February 2019

1 Feb 2019

Work-related cancers cost billions
Occupational cancers account for more than 100,000 deaths a year in the European Union, according to...

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Replacing sitting time with activity reduces risk of early death by up to 35%

16 Jan 2019

Replacing 30 minutes of sedentary time per day with the same period of high-intensity activity reduces the risk of an...

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A quarter delay seeking medical advice due to embarrassment

10 Jan 2019

Embarrassment is causing a quarter of employees to delay seeking a formal diagnosis after noticing a potential cancer symptom, a...

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Most staff comfortable discussing health concerns at work

7 Jan 2019

Employees are becoming more open to talking about their health at work, research has suggested, with three-quarters of staff happy...

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Understanding the links between health and organisational productivity

4 Jan 2019

Encouraging better health is not just good for individual employees, it also makes them – and their organisations – more...

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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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Future working, future risks – why we need a debate around AI, new tech and health and safety

4 Jan 2019

Technology is transforming both our work and leisure lives, bringing opportunities but also risks, predominantly around precarious working, “always on”...

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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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Few women consider taking ‘preventative’ breast cancer drug

19 Dec 2018

Only around a fifth of women at high risk of developing breast cancer will consider taking medication proven to help...

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Health bodies join forces to promote healthier ageing

14 Dec 2018

The Centre for Ageing Better and Public Health England have joined forces to work on health interventions that could help...

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