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NHS waiting times drive increases in employee referrals to RedArc

Analysis of patient data shows that cancer, musculoskeletal problems, and mental health concerns were the three conditions that were most referred to RedArc, the nurse-led support organisation, in 2022. Cancer and musculoskeletal issues were up by 18% and 19% respectively in 2022 compared to the previous calendar year, and mental health was down 19% but RedArc believes the latter to […]

New employee disability service ‘short-sighted’ to overlook group risk 

In response to the government’s 2019 consultation, ‘Health is everyone’s business’, in which employers asked for joined-up advice on supporting health in the workplace, the government has launched a test version of its Support with Employee Health and Disability Service and is inviting feedback until 30 December 2022 – but group risk industry body GRiD is ‘disappointed’. […]

How to support new employees’ holistic health this National Careers Week

By Cheryl McKown, Apprenticeship and Graduate Senior Manager for Bupa Global & UK A tumultuous 24 months has led many people to think carefully about their careers and many are now looking for a change in career or a new role that will be fulfilling and rewarding.  New starters benefit businesses, as they bring fresh perspectives […]

Employers have big role to play when it comes to tackling NHS backlog

The impact of the continuing Covid pandemic means that health and wellbeing support in 2022 will be hugely influenced by factors outside of the work environment. Brett Hill, distribution director at Towergate Health & Protection makes his predictions for the coming year and explains how employers will play a crucial role… The impact of missed cancer […]

Solve ‘presenteeism’ to avoid rising absenteeism in 2022

New research from Canada Life has revealed that a third (35%) of UK adults have continued to work while feeling unwell in the past 18 months, rising to almost half (46%) among those aged 18-34 years. They also found that almost one-third (32%) of those working from home felt more pressure regarding presenteeism – where […]

The difference between life and death

Every year in the UK, over 30,000 people suffer from a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) out-of-hospital. Where the Emergency Services attempt to resuscitate, less than 10% will survive.[1] Many Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) victims can be saved if they receive immediate treatment before the Emergency Services arrive, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation which shocks […]

What does Health and Safety look like in a digital world?

By Bcarm “Tech is the new muscle” is a common turn of phrase often used to discuss what lessons we can take from covid and certainly digitisation is a way to upgrade your health and safety organisation. As a Health and Safety professional, any risk management system, unless in the simplest, lowest risk organisation is […]

The long and short of it: The effects of long Covid in the workplace

If health and safety professionals were in any doubt about it, it’s clear that the long-term effects of COVID-19 will be felt and discussed for many years to come, with many employees still feeling the daily effects, due to what is known as “Long Covid.” A recent Office of National Statistics study indicates that over […]