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Health at work is a very broad church…
With lots of solutions, professions and approaches, plus myriad qualifications and accreditations, it can be a complicated and confusing area to absorb - even for the most experienced amongst us. And there is always plenty of fresh info to keep up with!
In this section our expert members react to the latest industry developments, offer up-to-the-minute thinking and encourage proactive solutions that help bring about better health at work. Let’s get started...
"Good work is good for health, good for business and good for national prosperity" (March 2016). This report represents the second stage of a workforce-planning project being undertaken on behalf of the Council for Work and Health.
Cognition is central to who we are and what we do and, much like physical health, cognition can be viewed along a continuum from optimal functioning to mild cognitive impairment to neurological disease.
With an ageing demographic, there is an increasing risk of mild cognitive impairment in the working population. Dr Jenny Barnett of Cantab Corporate Health looks at what this means for employers and occupational health.
"The number of people receiving sickness benefits in the UK has remained steady and stubbornly high despite fluctuations in unemployment and decades of government interventions.
MANY occupational health (OH) nursing courses are failing to fully prepare OH nurses (OHNs) for practice, a national survey of OHNs finds.
Introducing OH software can help you improve the quality of your OH data, eliminate wasted time and enrich your service.
Employee health has proven links to productivity and engagement. More recently, there is also an increasing recognition that cognitive health is closely related to physical health and a key determinant of performance.
By 2020, people aged fifty and over will represent 48% of the adult population and 32% percent of the working age population (ONS). That’s less than five years away. Current thinking must change and, in light of the ageing workforce, employers are well placed to help make this change happen.
From process to timescales, “Brexit” has led to severe political and...
Employers shouldn’t rely on the NHS to keep staff healthy...
Trident Medical Services (TMS) has launched a new free...
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