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How a Timely Management Referral to Occupational Health Can Save You Money

September 25th, 2015 posted by staywelloh

Managing sickness absence is one of the top challenges for HR and business owners. Costs related to sickness absence are high and this looks set to continue with the added challenges of an aging population who remain in work past the national retirement age. The government recommends that a referral be made to occupational health…



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Medical Terms Explained: Blood Pressure

September 18th, 2015 posted by staywelloh

Around 38% of the UK population live with high blood pressure (hypertension). Hypertension is publicized as the “silent killer” for its absence of symptoms. It is one of the biggest risk factors for premature death and disability in England. New figures from PHE show that over 5 million people are unaware they have high blood…



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What is an Occupational Health Assessment?

September 17th, 2015 posted by staywelloh

One of the most common questions that we get from our clients on a regular basis is “what is an occupational health assessment?”  An occupational health assessment is generally used as a blanket term, often a vital part in sickness absence management or in situations where an employee’s health is affecting their work. We want…



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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012

September 9th, 2015 posted by staywelloh

Asbestos is the single greatest cause of work-related deaths in the UK.  We provide guidance so that those who may be exposed to asbestos at work know what to do to protect themselves and their employees. New guidelines for the handling and control of asbestos were introduced back in April 2012. Whilst the overall changes…



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Confidentiality and occupational health – an employee’s view

September 2nd, 2015 posted by staywelloh

People all over the world are increasingly concerned about the safety of their personal data. Online fraudsters always seem to be one step ahead of the authorities, and huge data leaks seem to be becoming commonplace. Living in an internet based world, consumers are learning to be vigilant at all times about their most private…