Our latest Occupational Health insights for employers

Navigating health and safety legislation can be difficult, as can understanding what your duty of care to employees needs to cover. Our team have written some initial guidance that covers some of the most common questions businesses have about Occupational Health, and the benefits it can bring to a workplace.

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Endometriosis - how this hidden disease illustrates the gender health gap

Helping women thrive at work should be a priority for employers to achiev a fully inclusive workforce. By breaking down the stigma around women’s health conditions by encouraging a more transparent culture can help address unconscious structural inequalities...

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Invest in Occupational Health to Tackle the UK's Healthcare Crisis

With stretched NHS waiting lists meaning that there is a significant lack of support for those on long term sick leave, we take a look at how businesses can help their staff by investing in Occupational Health...

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Injured workers cost the UK around £20.7 billion per year

UKIM Occupational Health & Wellbeing’s Partnership Director, Alan Ballard, shares why it’s crucial that health and safety must be observed in the workplace...

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We look at why employers should invest in the health of their younger workforce

With younger employees now more likely to take sick leave than other members of staff, we look at why its imperative for employers to invest in the health and wellbeing of the younger workforce...

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UKIM Launch Acquisition Strategy to Battle UK’s ‘Sick Economy’

UKIM Occupational Health & Wellbeing (UKIM), has announced the double acquisition of two specialist Occupational Health providers to help boost the UK economy through their burgeoning strategy to ease the nation’s ‘sick economy’. The recent partnerships aim to boost the UK economy by alleviating long term sickness strains...

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Why it's imperative for employers to monitor stress

With stress accounting for over half of long-term sick leave from work, we look at why its important for organisations to offer support to their employees....

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How Occupational Health can help tackle a sick economy

In recent news, the long-term sickness levels in the UK have reached an all-time high and this is having a huge impact on the economy, businesses, and raising concerns of public health. It comes due to a mix of contributing factors such as NHS waitlists and strikes, mental health crisis and poor workplace practices...

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NHS waitlist set to reach over 8 million by mid 2024 - can Occupational Health Services help?

Businesses across the UK, whether they’re small or large, are already starting to see the effects of NHS waitlists and lack of treatment. It’s taking longer for staff to return to work, and the productivity of staff at work, is dropping due to ill-health. Without their own occupational health teams, businesses are struggling...

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UKIM Awarded Place on ESPO Framework for Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programme Services.

We are delighted to have been awarded a place on the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO)’s Occupational Health Services framework...

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Enhancing Employee Retention and Recruitment: The Role of Occupational Health Services.

In the ever-evolving landscape of business, employee retention and recruitment have emerged as pivotal challenges for organisations of all sizes...

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Respiratory Health in the Workplace: The Importance of Occupational Health Services

The air we breathe is essential to survival, so respiratory health is crucial. Unfortunately, respiratory diseases are common occurrences in the workplace, with exposure to airborne contaminants, dust, and other harmful substances...

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What are the legal requirements and regulations related to Occupational Health and Safety?

Business owners and employers must comply with Occupational Health and Safety laws, regulations, and standards. We know business is unique, so we create tailored OH services to suit the needs of your business and your employees...

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How do Occupational Health services support employer duty of care?

As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to ensure your employees’ safety and well-being in the workplace. Commonly referred to as 'duty of care' - it involves providing suitable working conditions, appropriate training and guidance, and responding quickly if something goes wrong or an accident occurs...

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How Investing in Occupational Health Services can lead to greater ROI

As a business owner, you constantly seek ways to improve your bottom line and stay ahead of the competition. One area that often goes unnoticed, but holds the potential for significant benefits, is investing in occupational health services for your employees...

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Occupational Health Referrals for Employees and how to make them.

Do you have employees whose health – mental or physical – might be preventing them from functioning properly whilst they’re at work? Are you experiencing Employee Absenteeism or Presenteeism? If so, our range of Occupational Health services at UKIM is the solution...

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To find out more about our Workplace Wellbeing services and how we can help your business, call 0191 512 8220 or email: wellbeing@ukim-oh.com

 


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