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'Workplace stress’ is frequently used to describe the negative elements that can make our places of work unpleasant and difficult environments. Stress is the body’s response to a threat or challenge, with the main psychological response being anxiety. So how do we deal with effectively with anxiety?

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Stress is the body’s response to a threat or challenge, with the main psychological response being anxiety. So how do we deal with effectively with anxiety? We need to recognise that mild to moderate anxiety is a normal, healthy response because anxiety helps us to take action to avoid a negative consequence.

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'Workplace stress' is a phrase frequently used to described the negative elements that can make our places of work unpleasant and difficult environments.

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Tackling Ill health

Mar 09, 2016

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Work-related ill health is a problem for every section of society, with conditions ranging from cancer and other long-latency diseases, to stress and musculoskeletal disorders, according to the HSE.

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The construction industry has launched new guidance to encourage better management of occupational health risks. HSE is urging the industry to put an end to the hundreds of construction workers that die of occupational diseases every month.

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According to the Press Association, your GP must tell the DVLA if you continue to drive when you are not medically fit, the General Medical Council (GMC) has said. In new draft guidance, the GMC said doctors have a public protection duty to inform authorities if a patient is driving against medical advice. Doctors do not need a patient's consent to inform the DVLA (or DVA in Northern Ireland) when a patient has continued driving. The strengthened advice is part of a public consultation on the GMC's core guidance on confidentiality. This aims to help doctors balance their legal and ethical duties of confidentiality with wider public protection responsibilities. The guidance says doctors must disclose information if there is a need to protect individuals or the wider public from the risks of death or serious harm. This can include risks of violent crime, serious communicable diseases, or risks posed by patients who are not fit to drive. Niall Dickson, chief executive of the GMC, said: 'doctors often find themselves in challenging situations. "This is difficult territory - most patients will do the sensible thing but the truth is that a few will not and may not have the insight to realise that they are a risk to others behind the wheel of a car. "A confidential medical service is a public good and trust is an essential part of the doctor-patient relationship. "But confidentiality is not absolute and doctors can play an important part in keeping the wider public safe if a patient is not safe to drive. 'We are clear that doctors carrying out their duty will not face any sanction - and this new guidance makes clear that we will support those who are faced with these difficult decisions." Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said: "Thirty seven million drivers depend on the car for getting about and for those with serious medical conditions there is a real fear around losing their licence. "But with the right treatment, many illnesses will not lead to people having to hang up the keys. "The worst thing motorists can do is ignore medical advice. If they don't tell the DVLA about something that impacts on their ability to drive safely, then their GP will." See https://uk.news.yahoo.com/doctors-tell-dvla-medically-unfit-people-continue-drive-110500149.html#ntFOEhp

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Every year, more working days are lost to work related illnesses compared to injuries – despite improvements to reduce the number and rate of illnesses in the construction industry.

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In light of recent events in Tunisia, the world suddenly seems a more dangerous place. But tragedy can strike anywhere – even at home. To help reduce the risk of accidents or injuries abroad, there are steps that holiday makers, business travellers, exchange students, overseas volunteers or even ex pats, can take to safeguard their personal safety*.

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MOHS embarks on first ever online marketing campaign to raise brand profile among its target sectors

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Visiting exotic countries is much easier these days – and so is the possibility of meeting all sorts of creatures

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