Wellbeing

Nine in 10 NHS trusts have asbestos in their hospital buildings

An MP has urged the government to conduct an audit of asbestos at every NHS trust after it emerged nine...

Thousands of young people have type 2 diabetes

7 Dec 2018

Almost 7,000 people under 25 have type 2 diabetes, with thousands more expected to be diagnosed in the next few...

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One in four younger employees goes into work feeling drunk

5 Dec 2018

One in four workers between the ages of 18 and 34 has gone to work still feeling drunk after the...

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Staff question level of mental health support offered by employers

3 Dec 2018

Four in 10 staff say their employer does not offer mental health support in any form, despite increasing awareness of...

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Young dementia patients more likely to face discrimination in low paid roles

27 Nov 2018

Lower paid workers who are diagnosed with dementia earlier in life are more likely to face discrimination or be dismissed...

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Employers urged to sign charter on domestic violence

26 Nov 2018

Employers are being encouraged to take a more supportive role on domestic violence.  
The GMB union is asking employers to...

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Mental health first aid presents ‘safety concerns’ for trained staff

23 Nov 2018

Researchers have identified “potential safety concerns” with widespread use of mental health first aid (MHFA), following recent pleas for the...

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Personnel Today Awards 2018 winners: Morecambe Bay Hospitals take top trophy

21 Nov 2018

UHMBT scooped the "best of the best" award at the 2018 Personnel Today...

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Bupa sees rise in employees being offered flu jabs

20 Nov 2018

Healthcare provider Bupa has seen the number of staff being offered flu jabs by their employer this year surpass the...

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OH should take a ‘gendered approach’ to tackling mental ill health

19 Nov 2018

Terms like “mental ill health” risk alienating men, and occupational health should focus on tackling more general health concerns to...

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Employers press Theresa May to make mental health first aid mandatory

19 Nov 2018

More than 50 leaders of some of the UK’s biggest employers have signed a letter urging the government to make...

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Employees denied ‘toilet dignity’ at work

19 Nov 2018

Unite is demanding that employers take action to ensure that workers are granted toilet dignity in the workplace.
The union...

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Over-50s least comfortable talking about mental health at work

16 Nov 2018

Workers aged 50 and over are the least comfortable discussing their mental health at work, suggesting that more still needs...

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One in four have multiple health conditions

16 Nov 2018

A quarter of people in England live with two or more mental or physical health conditions, the charity The Health...

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Sedentary workers who are active outside working hours still at risk

15 Nov 2018

Many employees are wrongly perceiving that having an active lifestyle outside of the workplace negates the ill-effects associated with sedentary...

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