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Five common misconceptions about Cancer at work

In the UK, there are currently 900,000 people of working age living with cancer, and the impressive increase in survival rates (in the UK cancer survival for 10 or more years has doubled from 24% to 50%)  means that it’s becoming more likely that employers will have staff members facing a cancer diagnosis.

Article by: Barbara Wilson | Published: 25 April 2019

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Top tips to avoid early death from desk-bound work

In fact, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, around a third of British adults spend more than six hours sitting down each day! Our experts are on hand to offer their tips for healthy habits you can adopt for those long days at work. 

Article by: Lily Soutter | Published: 2 April 2019

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Happy healthy workplace – without breaking the bank

Approaching a forum of peers is often far less intimidating than approaching one’s manager. A committee of colleagues can therefore act as a safe space for junior and senior employees to voice their opinion and work towards a consensus.

Article by: Marianna Roach | Published: 19 February 2019

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Ten tips to improve your sleep

Getting regular exercise during the day will help you to feel tired at night. Being active increases your metabolism and helps against stress and anxiety, which in turn will improve your sleep. Try to exercise earlier in the day or, if you prefer late night workouts, give yourself time to wind down and relax afterwards.

Article by: Mark Winwood | Published: 24 January 2019

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Success of NHS ten-year-plan pivots on smart talent planning

The report outlines measures to tackle the current staffing crisis including: an increase in nurse undergraduate places, job guarantees for nurse and midwife graduates and the introduction of new online nursing degrees. Other suggestions to improve staff numbers include a focus on clinical apprenticeships

Article by: Michael Johnson-Ellis | Published: 9 January 2019

Video Games, Executives, Brainstorming and Introversion

Although the world’s population is split down the middle in terms of those who prefer Extraversion and Introversion, a global sample of over 200,000 employees shows that only 40 percent of executives, top executives, and senior managers lean towards Introversion

Article by: John Hackston | Published: 5 January 2019

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Google diagnosis and colleagues playing at GPs

Half of employees in the UK say they speak to colleagues about health concerns before sharing it with a partner or loved one. Stress, sleep, anxiety and weight problems are among the main concerns being discussed by employees at work, before confiding in those closest to home.

Article by: Petra Simic | Published: 11 December 2018

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Are you getting enough sleep?

We all know how difficult it is to work when we're tired but are you aware of the effects on others? Everyone knows that after a bad night’s sleep, the next day at work is a real drag. Coffee becomes a lifeline as you battle to keep your eyes open, struggling to read that project brief or presentation.

Article by: Maddy Keating | Published: 10 December 2018

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Understanding early onset dementia in the workplace

Employees with early onset dementia face a lack of support at work and early dismissal, with those working in low paid employment losing their jobs earlier than those working in high paid roles, a large study has found. The study is published today in the scientific journal Occupational Medicine. 

Article by: Tom Dening | Published: 27 November 2018

Using physiotherapy to enhance employee health and productivity

According to research, 40 per cent of all UK sickness absence is due to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This equates to around 9.5 million working days lost every year, but despite their prevalence, safeguarding musculoskeletal health is often overlooked by employers both large and small.

Article by: John Doyle | Published: 23 November 2018