Personnel Today

Not just ‘hot flushes’ – why it’s time employers took the menopause seriously

With up to 80% of menopausal women still of working age, the health risks and sometimes debilitating symptoms that can...

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What government’s workplace health consultation means for OH

6 Sep 2019

The government’s long-awaited consultation into occupational health and how government and employers can reduce ill health-related job loss was published...

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Implementing an evidence-based approach to wellbeing

6 Sep 2019

Is “wellbeing” more than just “fresh fruit Fridays” or mindfulness initiatives? As Nick Pahl reports, a recent event led by...

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Field of dreams? Why the government needs to rethink how occupational health is delivered

6 Sep 2019

The government will need to widen its focus beyond traditional occupational health if it wants to build support for its...

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Insecurity blanket – supporting mental ill health through the use of EAPs

6 Sep 2019

Between Brexit, ‘working poverty’ and rising workplace and financial insecurity, it is perhaps little surprise that mental ill health and...

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Learning zone – taking the temperature at first ever Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing conference

6 Sep 2019

From gaining the confidence to write publicly through to one speaker’s personal struggles with addiction; from effective report writing through...

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CPD: Helping hand – managing work-related hand-arm vibration syndrome

6 Sep 2019

It is estimated more than two million workers in the UK are exposed to high levels of vibration as a...

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Home truths – making working from home work

2 Aug 2019

Homeworking is often thought as an easy solution to workplace stress, long hours and exhausting commutes. In fact, apart from...

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Inaugural conference builds momentum for Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing

2 Aug 2019

Some nine months on from its launch, how is the newest organisation within the OH landscape, the Faculty of Occupational...

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Making the case for a national occupational health and wellbeing service

5 Jul 2019

Three presentations at the Health and Wellbeing at Work conference in March posed intriguing questions about occupational health’s current and...

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Occupational health research round-up: July 2019

5 Jul 2019

Rehabilitating workers undergoing cancer treatment
Designing return-to-work plans in parallel with a returning employee’s ongoing cancer treatment is challenging, according...

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Emotional intelligence – the links between emotions and stress-related illnesses

5 Jul 2019

The challenge of work-related stress is now well-recognised by many employers. But how our emotions, the fluctuating emotional interplay with...

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Sick-Note Britain: How Social Problems Became Medical Issues – ‘an important book that prompts serious consideration’

5 Jul 2019

In his book Sick-Note Britain, Dr Adrian Massey makes the case for why doctors should be left out of sickness...

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CPD: Lesions plan – managing the skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa

5 Jul 2019

Hidradenitis suppurativa is an inflammatory skin disease that causes painful lesions and scarring and which, though rare, can have disabling...

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Prevent use of NDAs for discrimination and harassment cover-ups, say MPs

11 Jun 2019

Non-disclosure agreements should not be used to prevent employees from discussing allegations of discrimination and harassment with other staff, while...

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