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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: 29/06/2021

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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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2009) Mental wellbeing at work: NICE guideline PH22. London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2008) Physical activity in the workplace, NICE guideline PH13. London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2006) Obesity prevention: NICE guideline CG43 (updated March 2015). London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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Public Health England (2016) Educating occupational health nurses: an approach to align education with a service vision for occupational health nurses. London: PHE.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2007) Smoking: workplace interventions: NICE guideline PH5. London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2015) Workplace health: management practices: NICE guideline NG13. London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2019) Workplace health: long-term sickness absence and capability to work: NICE guideline NG146. London: NICE.
  • NICE guidance is officially England and Wales only.
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Royal College of Nursing (2016) Personal safety when working alone: guidance for members working in health and social care, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2016) Personal safety when working alone: guidance for members working in health and social care. London: RCN.
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. 
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Books

Allen B & Fidderman H (2019) Your health at work: an indispensable guide to physical and mental wellbeing. London: Kogan Page. Allen B & Fidderman H (2019) Your health at work: an indispensable guide to physical and mental wellbeing. London: Kogan Page.
Cannon - is your job Cannon E (2018) Is your job making you ill?: how to survive and thrive when it happens to you. London: Piatkus.
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 edition), London: Lawpack Publishing Ltd. 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.
Cooper - how to design Cooper C and Hesketh I (2019) Wellbeing at work: how to design, implement and evaluate an effective strategy. London: Kogan Page.
Hasson G and Butler D (2020) Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace: a practical guide for employers and employees. Newark: John Wiley Hasson G and Butler D (2020) Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace: a practical guide for employers and employees. Newark: John Wiley.
Hesketh I and Cooper C (2018) Managing health and wellbeing in the public sector: a guide to best practice. Abingdon: Routledge. Hesketh I and Cooper C (2018) Managing health and wellbeing in the public sector: a guide to best practice. Abingdon: Routledge.
Hobson - fitness to work Hobson J and Smedley J (2019) Fitness for work: the medical aspects. 6th edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Johnson S, Robertson I and Cooper C (2018) Well being: productivity and happiness at work. 2nd edn. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. Johnson S, Robertson I and Cooper C (2018) Well being: productivity and happiness at work. 2nd edn. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
Ludhra S (2015) Common sense guide to health and safety at work for the medical professional, Abingdon: Routledge. Ludhra S (2015) Common sense guide to health and safety at work for the medical professional. Abingdon: Routledge.
Pritchard K and Tomkins L (2019) Health at work: critical perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge. Pritchard K and Tomkins L (2019) Health at work: critical perspectives. Abingdon: Routledge.
Smedley J, Finlay D and Sadhra S (2013) Oxford handbook of occupational health, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Smedley J, Dick F and Sadhra S (2013) Oxford handbook of occupational health. 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Thornbory G (editor) (2017) Contemporary occupational health nursing: a guide for practitioners, Abingdon: Routledge.  Thornbory G (ed.) (2017) Contemporary occupational health nursing: a guide for practitioners. 2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge.
Traynor M (2017) Critical resilience for nurses: an evidence-based guide to survival and change in the modern NHS.  Abingdon: Routledge. 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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Journals

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