Best practice guidelines have for many years now advised against routine MRI scanning for non-specific back pain as it is not an accurate diagnostic tool. Clinicians though regularly have requests from patients concerned that their back pain is not improving and that they wish to have an MRI to diagnose their condition. There is a [...]
For several years now I have thoughts that the world of office ergonomic furniture is at best odd and worst bonkers. I am very glad to see in the last few months 2 colleagues who I greatly respect and admire from the world of occupational health (Jean Fisher) and furniture sales (Guy Osmond) are both [...]
Sit stand desks are the normal across northern Europe particularly in the Scandinavian countries. In Denmark they are legally mandated three for all employers to supply them the evidence is now strong that sits down working and active working strategies are important tools in combating the increase in obesity in the UK and the dramatic [...]
There is now widespread acknowledgement that as a population we are overly sedentary and that to avoid preventable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease we need to be more active. Government campaigns are being sponsored to improve awareness of the importance of activity, and a good diet. Currently in the UK 24.9% of the [...]
I have read recently 2 articles written by upstanding professional people stating that standing to work is less healthy than sitting and therefore the concept of sit stand working is wrong. One therefore is lead to conclude that the whole industry of standing desks and active working is flawed and should shut up shop and [...]
There is a growing bank of evidence that is suggest that the idea has merit, and may be a pawsable way of reducing work stress, and encouraging active working in employees. We have long advocated at (Workspace Health / Sun Rehabilitation) the health benefits of active working and productivity and health benefits of getting people [...]
In recent years, I have been thankful to witness an increased awareness by employers and their return to work plan, for those who have returned after a protracted illness. It may feel rare for your business to have an employee absent for more than 14-days however, a successful return to work plan, should this occur, [...]
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When are we going to accept that our working population is getting older and can we do something about it?
I am sure you have all heard about the issue regarding the ageing population and its impact on the economy and the future generation’s working lives (smaller pensions and later retirement ages). Many organisations can find that employing older people is a burden on their company’s finances and workloads due to increased illness, however enlightened [...]
Did you know that the average employee in the UK has 7.6 working days off sick a year? The Simply Health Absence Management survey that the average absence level in the UK has increased by 20% since 2012. Interestingly absence levels are greatest in the public services sector (8.7 days per employee per year) and [...]