Wellbeing and health promotion

IOSH urges employers to get on their bikes and embrace cycle to work benefits

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has urged employers to encourage their staff to cycle to work on...

‘Significant’ sickness absence more likely at larger employers than smaller firms

10 Aug 2018

Organisations with 250 or more staff are more likely to have a ‘significant’ absence issue than smaller businesses, with sickness...

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Fit for work? How to get sedentary workers on their feet

3 Aug 2018

Fit in 50 is a new booklet designed to offer practical and accessible exercises to get sedentary employers out of...

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Nearly half of employees do nothing to tackle work-related stress

27 Jul 2018

Almost half (48%) of workers in the UK do little or nothing to relieve work-related stress, a survey has found,...

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Flu vaccination saves UK economy up to £28.9m in sick day costs

26 Jul 2018

Widespread use of the flu vaccination could save up to £28.9m in averted sick day costs, in addition to increased...

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Let’s get physical: how employers can break down barriers to activity

26 Jul 2018

Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign was founded to help women manage the fear of judgement that acts as a...

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Counting the cost of occupational cancer

6 Jul 2018

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health’s (IOSH) “No Time to Lose” campaign has been working since 2014 to reduce...

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Workplace health ‘in the fourth industrial revolution’

6 Jul 2018

The second annual Health and Safety Executive lecture took place in April. This year’s speaker was Dr Richard Heron, chief...

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Why wellbeing in the workplace must start from day one

6 Jul 2018

For a sustainable and meaningful approach to employee wellbeing, employers need to start from day one of employment with an...

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Why a Brexit-fuelled government collapse may be bad news for occupational health

4 Jul 2018

Whatever you may feel about Brexit, there is an argument that occupational health practitioners should be willing and hoping Theresa...

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Government ‘not ruling out’ making occupational health mandatory for employers, says minister

28 Jun 2018

The minister for disabled people, health and work, Sarah Newton, has said the government is “certainly not ruling out” the...

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Almost half of men fail to check for cancer symptoms

15 Jun 2018

Many men are not regularly checking themselves for symptoms of the most common cancers, including prostate cancer and testicular cancer....

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Half of people with diabetes receive treatment for mental health concerns

15 Jun 2018

More than half of people with diabetes (51%) have received treatment for depression, anxiety or another mental health issue and...

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Making the business case for ‘good’ sleep

1 Jun 2018

Employers are increasingly “waking up” to the effect poor-quality sleep can have on productivity and wellbeing, as well as directly...

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Put women’s nutrition on the workplace menu

1 Jun 2018

Health conditions that commonly affect women can be overlooked in the workplace, with nutrition-related conditions key among them. But with...

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