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Could Brexit disrupt medical supplies?

The Alliance brings together the NHS, medical research, industry, patients and public health organisations to safeguard patients and the healthcare and research they rely on. Titled “Brexit and the impact on patient access to medicines and technologies”, it warns that unless a deal is reached medicines and medical technologies could be delayed or become unavailable to patients.

Contributor: Niall Dickson | Published: 4 February 2018

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Quarter of UK professionals don’t exercise at all

The benefits of regular exercise are indisputable, yet a third (31.6%) of UK professionals admit that they only exercise once or twice a week. What’s more, a worrying one in four (24%) confessed that they don’t exercise at all! That’s according to the latest study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 2 February 2018

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Brits in the dark over sick pay

One in six firms reduce an employee’s wage to statutory sick pay after four days of sick leave. Just 4 percent of Brits know how much they would be paid in statutory sick pay. 30 percent of HR professionals say qualifying period for company sick pay scheme is between 1-2 years.

Contributor: Trevor Bush | Published: 1 February 2018

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Workplace stress surges as managers work 44 days extra per year

Managers are working an extra 44 days a year over and above their contracted hours, up from 40 days in 2015. One in four are feeling Brexit-related blues at work. Long hours taking their toll, causing one in 10 to take sick leave for stress and mental health. “The impact of Brexit and the continuing political uncertainty is clearly contributing to managers’ workplace woes."

Contributor: Petra Wilton | Published: 30 January 2018

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Over four million working from home in the UK

Work From Home Week (15th-21st) aims to educate both employers and employees about the benefits. Those working from home now account for 13.7 percent of the UK workforce, but there is potential for many more of us to reap the rewards of home-working.

Contributor: Adam Cox | Published: 18 January 2018

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Ten minutes of mindfulness increases employee creativity

Researchers Emma Schootstra, Dirk Deichmann and Evgenia Dolgova found that employees who participated in guided mindfulness meditation for just ten minutes, generated a 22 percent wider range of ideas, compared to those who took part in fake meditation, or just “relaxed”.

Contributor: Emma Schootstra, Dirk Deichmann and Evgenia Dolgova | Published: 17 January 2018

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Over a third of employees ignore medical advice and go to work

Two-thirds of employees have gone to work despite being unwell in the last 12 months. New study finds employees potentially delay their recovery by going to work despite suffering from mental health or back and neck conditions.

Contributor: Stuart Haydock | Published: 13 January 2018

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“Can you die from a hangover”

The morning after the night before: Britain desperate for hangover-cure service. National survey to discover how Brits combat hangovers. Brits are most likely to attempt to cure their hangovers with a fry up, sleep or paracetamol.

Contributor: Dawn Henderson, Marketing - ParcelsPlease.com | Published: 29 December 2017

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The cost of workplace injury in the UK in 2014/15? £14.1bn!

These costs can be divided into two sets – ‘human costs’ and ‘financial costs’; the first set focuses on the financial impact of illness or injury to an individual, whereas the second set concerns the business and the costs incurred because of an employee’s illness or injury.

Contributor: Press Release | Published: 20 December 2017

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Stigma of mental health issue still exists

Two thirds of workers are too embarrassed to tell their boss about their mental health issues. This report explores the views of 1,200 UK workers and found that a third of professionals (31.7 percent) feel that their workplace is not supportive of mental health, with a further 77.8 percent believing that the majority of workplaces in the UK are unsupportive.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 14 December 2017