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Occupational Health

Use this guide to find information resources related to occupational health including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 16/05/2024

Key Resources

RCN COVID 19: Supporting industry back to work
  • This resource provides the key principles, information and guidance for workers and organisations re-opening businesses outside of healthcare.
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NHS Health Careers: Occupational health nurse

  • Careers information about the role of occupational health nurses, including entry requirements.
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Royal College of Nursing: Healthy workplace, healthy you
Royal College of Nursing: Healthy workplace toolkit
Public Health England (2016) Educating occupational health nurses: an approach to align education with a service vision for occupational health nurses. London: PHE.
Royal College of Nursing: Personal safety when working alone
Spinning plates – working flexibly to support a healthy work-life balance Royal College of Nursing (2015) Spinning plates - working flexibly to support a healthy work-life balance: a guide for RCN representatives. London: RCN. 
Business in the Community: Toolkits
We would like to thank the RCN Public Health member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.


Book cover Allen B & Fidderman H (2019) Your health at work: an indispensable guide to physical and mental wellbeing. London: Kogan Page.
Book cover Cannon E (2018) Is your job making you ill?: how to survive and thrive when it happens to you. London: Piatkus.
Book cover Chadder P, Duncan M and Heighway P (2015) Health and safety at work essentials: the one-stop guide to health and safety issues in the workplace. 9th edn. London: Lawpack Publishing Ltd.
Book cover Cooper C and Hesketh I (2019) Wellbeing at work: how to design, implement and evaluate an effective strategy. London: Kogan Page.
Book cover Hasson G and Butler D (2020) Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace: a practical guide for employers and employees. Newark: John Wiley.
Book cover Hobson J and Smedley J (2019) Fitness for work: the medical aspects. 6th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Book cover Johnson S, Robertson I and Cooper C (2018) Well being: productivity and happiness at work. 2nd edn. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
Book cover Ludhra S (2015) Common sense guide to health and safety at work for the medical professional. Abingdon: Routledge.
Book cover Pritchard K and Tomkins L (2019) Health at work: critical perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge.
Book Jacket Sadhra S, Bray A and Boorman S (2022) Oxford handbook of occupational health. 3rd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Book cover Thornbory G (ed.) (2017) Contemporary occupational health nursing: a guide for practitioners. 2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge.
Book cover Traynor M (2017) Critical resilience for nurses: an evidence-based guide to survival and change in the modern NHS. Abingdon: Routledge.

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Journal articles


Occupational Medicine Journals of interest for occupational health. Use these links to see details of availability.

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Page last updated - 16/05/2024