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Challenges in Occupational Health 2012 Nerys Williams Trent Occupational Medicine Annual Symposium Nottingham 18 October 2012.

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1 Challenges in Occupational Health 2012 Nerys Williams Trent Occupational Medicine Annual Symposium Nottingham 18 October 2012

2 Challenges The work The workforce The environment

3 Employment Rate versus Age

4 Trends in Employment for Older Workers Office of National Statistics 13 December 2006 record number of men and women working beyond state retirement age. Almost 1 in 10 men >65 yrs and 1 in 9 women > 60 years. In total m people are working beyond traditional retirement ages…… Highest levels for 22 years since comparable records began in 1984 Excerpt from The Telegraph

5 Working Beyond State Retirement Age Data from the Labour Force Survey Jan-Mar 2010 UK SPA+ Employment Q Employed Employment rate England 1,215, % Scotland 108, % Wales 77, % Northern Ireland 29, % Total UK SPA+ Employment 1,430, %

6 Employment Rates of Older Workers 2011 ONS 2011

7 Rising prevalence of health conditions Estimated casesof coronaryheart diseaseand diabetes

8 Proportionally less of working age Old age support ratio shows number of working-age per person of pension age. [Source – Office for National Statistics]

9 Delivering a service Demographics of OH physicians New entrants Early leavers (revalidation)

10 The environment Potential challenges/opportunities: Changes in employment law (??) Health and Social Care Act – clinical commissioning (??) EU law on healthcare provision (??)


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