Letters Job insecurity and health

Health risk from job insecurity needs to be mitigated in these “VUCA times”

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5504 (Published 10 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5504
  1. Paul J Nicholson, chair1
  1. 1BMA Occupational Medicine Committee, BMA House, London WC1H 9JP, UK
  1. pjnicholson{at}doctors.org.uk

Virtanen and colleagues’ meta-analysis provides high level evidence of a modest link between job insecurity and risk of ischaemic heart disease.1 The association between unemployment and raised morbidity and mortality is known, but few studies have examined measures of health in employees at risk of unemployment,2 some notable studies being reviewed in the meta-analysis.

When jobs were being off-shored from Britain …

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