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Nice Guidelines for improving health & wellbeing in the workplace

We are a Occupational Health provider in Cardiff and the surrounding area and wanted to share the "NICE" guidelines for improving health & wellbeing in the workplace These guideline (published: 24 June 2015) makes recommendations on improving the health and wellbeing of employees, with a particular focus on organisational culture and context, and the role [...]

Email Epidemic – Bad for Health and Productivity

Email Epidemic - Bad for Health and Productivity ???   How did we all cope before VPN links, wireless networks and mobile phones ?? Yes that's it, we left work at the end of the working day, enjoyed some social and family time and then returned the next working day fresh and revitalised for the days work ahead. [...]

7 effective ways to relieve stress

As occupational health professionals we understand how managing stress plays an important role in tackling sickness absence and mental illness. Stress statistics - (source HSE) The total number of cases of work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2013/14 was 487 000 cases (39%) out of a total of 1 241 000 cases for all work-related [...]

Non licensed asbestos medicals – The facts! – Advice for employers

As of 00:01hrs today (30th April 2015) Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 employers have a duty to maintain a health record and arrange health surveillance for those working as notifiable non-licensed workers. The HSE have produced guidance for employers and contractors to assist them in the decision as to which type of work they are [...]

Introducing our “in-house” mental health and wellbeing services

Too much mental pressure can lead to the condition that most people will know as Stress. Stress can lead to the condition Anxiety which in turn can lead to Depression and ultimately more complex mental health conditions. People suffering from Stress, Anxiety and Depression will often present with physical symptoms, in fact the Royal College [...]

Looking for health promotion ideas to introduce into your workplace?

Are you based in Wales? Looking for health promotion ideas to introduce into your workplace? Caer Health Services coverage runs from Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and North Wales. Pro active health initiatives are being introduced by businesses more so now then ever. The reason being that businesses are realising that employees in good health work better, [...]

Occupational health Update – Obesity a disability!!!

Obesity a disability??? A UK employment tribunal has become the first to consider obesity as a disability following last year’s ruling in the European Court of Justice. In the case Bickerstaff v Butcher  the industrial tribunal unanimously decided that the claimant was disabled and upheld his claim of harassment. Mr Butcher claimed he was harassed at [...]

Counting Calories and Units – What are you drinking??

What's in your favourite tipple? Its that time of year, your office Christmas party is booked, you are looking forward to a lovely 3 course meal with a few glasses of wine or a few pints of beer!  Well make sure you get up and boogie on that dance floor because those calories are going to need [...]

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