Childhood obesity issues in primary schools

24 September 2021

Childhood obesity has become a key health concern over recent years, particularly in relation to primary school aged children. Kate Goulson considers this sensitive subject and how it impacts upon children, parents and schools.

Display screen safety: back to basics

23 September 2021

Whether back in the office or still at home, using screens in poorly designed workstation or working environments poses health risks that can be avoided. Jon Herbert provides a reminder of employers’ duties.

Liberty Protection Safeguards: update and next steps

23 September 2021

A twelve-week public consultation on a draft Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) Code of Practice (CoP) is imminent. The response to this will be the next step towards finalising detail on how the health and social care sectors will implement a new LPS scheme, which is set to replace the existing Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) from April next year. Christine Grey looks at the next steps and the implications for care services.

Guidance on managing coronavirus issues at work

23 September 2021

The risks from Covid-19 are still very much present in the workplace and it is important to remember that employers have a duty of care towards their employees to protect the health and safety of their workforce. This information is being continually checked and updated.

Safety upside down

22 September 2021

Belinda Liversedge looks at health and safety at work developments in Australia.

Oral hygiene in the Early Years Foundation Stage

22 September 2021

Revisions to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework now require childcare settings to do more to promote oral health for children. Rebecca Fisk explores the key role that early years providers play in sharing public health messages with children and parents about their oral health.

The power and importance of learning advocates

22 September 2021

An organisation’s culture and work ethic flow down from the top, which means that if leaders are not driving the learning culture the whole organisation will suffer. Obtaining the full support of the organisation’s top influencers, ie executives and managers, creates a strong foundation for a continuous learning culture. In this article, Judith Christian-Carter takes a look at the importance of learning advocates and some of the ways to get them onboard.