Physical health

HSE warns employers to prepare for warmer future

Employers must act now to ensure workplaces are ready for warmer weather in the future, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced.

Nine in 10 women want better health support at work

A new survey has found the majority of women think there should be more support in their workplace when it comes to female health issues.

Pandemic's rise in domestic abuse prompts policy change at RSA Insurance

RSA Insurance has introduced a new policy granting paid leave to employees dealing with issues of domestic abuse.

Fit note update modernises sick leave

The government has introduced new legislation allowing medical professionals other than GPs to provide fit notes for sick workers if they are unable to work.

Healthy retirement out of reach for majority of UK workers

Just 9% of men and 16% of women can expect to reach retirement in good health.

Rise in menopause tribunals attributed to increased awareness

The number of employment tribunals relating to menopause increased in 2021, highlighting a potential rise in awareness of the condition.

Remote work as dangerous as smoking to health of UK workers

Working from home is as dangerous to the health of UK workers as smoking, according to new research from private healthcare company Bupa.

Chronic pain stigma prevents employees speaking up

Over a quarter of adults in the UK are living with chronic pain conditions, and are having to manage them in the workplace.

Shift workers lacking flexibility offered in job adverts

Shift work may not be as flexible as advertised, as many workers are given little notice to plan their lives.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week: How can employers help?

There are around 1.25 million people in the UK with eating disorders, and the isolation of the pandemic has made things significantly harder for many, according to charity Beat Eating Disorders...

Long Covid impacting half of UK organisations

Nearly half (46%) of UK organisations have employees who have experienced long Covid in the past year, but the poorly understood nature of the condition may be preventing employees accessing the help...

Tax-efficient ways to get workers fighting fit

We all know that a healthier workforce is a more productive workforce. As well as generating a greater output in the working day, healthy employees should have fewer days off work.