October/November 2012 (vol. 09/3)

ContentsFeaturesNewsLegal NewsResearch DigestResearch PlusCPD

Inside this issue

Leader Article News

NMC chair pp6

Legal News Features

Disfigurement at work pp11-14

The workplace can be a challenging environment for people with disfigurements

Returning to work following surgery pp15-17

A comparison of English and Swedish return-to-work guidelines

Alcohol on the brain, Part 1 pp18-21

Part 1: Understanding alcohol misuse and its implications for occupational health

Safer needles pp22-25

Overcoming resistance to the use of engineering controls to prevent needlestick injuries

How reasonable are reasonable adjustments? pp26-30

Recent developments in the law

Fit note practice pp31-34

GPs’ use of fit notes and the practices of occupational health

Expert Witness: Criminal liability pp35-36

Criminal liability under health and safety law

Research Digest Research Plus

Neck pain pp41