Wellbeing and health promotion

Organisations invited to take part in presenteeism study

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

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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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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Occupational health & wellbeing Awards 2020

Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2020 shortlist: Best mental health initiative

14 Sep 2020

Throughout September we are celebrating best practice within OH by publishing profiles of the shortlisted entries for this year’s Occupational...

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Study hopes to encourage active lifestyles among heart patients

27 Aug 2020

A study that aims to keep coronary heart disease patients engaged in cardiac rehabilitation for longer, and therefore improve health...

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Effective flu vaccination programme ‘more crucial than ever’

14 Aug 2020

People administering the flu vaccine need to be confident, competent and have up to date knowledge about the vaccine they...

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Earlier breast cancer screening could save lives, researchers find

13 Aug 2020

Screening women in their forties for breast cancer could save hundreds of lives each year and would not lead to...

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The post-pandemic work landscape – joining up mental and physical health

7 Aug 2020

As work slowly returns to something resembling normality post-pandemic, occupational health will have an important role to play in encouraging...

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OH&W Awards – ‘We are very focused on ensuring mental health is not swept under the carpet’

7 Aug 2020

By taking a holistic approach to wellbeing, one combining healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellbeing, changing habits and leadership, the...

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Maintaining digital wellbeing in the time of coronavirus

22 Jul 2020

The weeks of lockdown highlighted the massive importance that technology now has in our lives, personal and professional. But, as...

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Coronavirus and Black Lives Matter affecting wellbeing of most staff

21 Jul 2020

The events of 2020, from the coronavirus pandemic to the extent of systemic racism exposed by the Black Lives Matter...

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data analysis

Poor data and skills hampering ability of employers to evaluate wellbeing

20 Jul 2020

Employers are being hampered in their ability to assess the effectiveness of wellbeing initiatives by a lack of good quality...

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Two-thirds of outdoor workers say firms don’t offer skin cancer protection help

10 Jul 2020

Almost two-thirds of outdoor workers say their employer does not do enough to help protect them against non-melanoma skin cancer...

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One-fifth do not train line managers in health and safety

7 Jul 2020

One in five organisations do not train their managers in health and safety, despite the view that they are often...

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Occupational health practitioners: look after yourselves, as well as the workforce

3 Jul 2020

With workload and pressures spiralling for occupational health both inside and outside the NHS, Neil Loach argues it is vital...

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