Student placements support the growth of the Occupational Health Workforce
There are many other benefits for the OH team which are detailed here in a fact leaflet, a video of lived experience and published articles
Please contact Janet.Oneill@hee.nhs.uk for more information or have a read here
Recorded webinar describing the lived experience of webinars student placements in OH
We have collated the links below to form a resource bank of information relevant to Occupational Health
Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) https://www.fom.ac.uk/
The Faculty of Occupational Medicine is a charity committed to improving health at work. It is the professional and educational body for occupational medicine in the UK and seeks to ensure the highest standards in the practice of occupational medicine.
Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM) https://www.som.org.uk/
The Society of Occupational Medicine is the UK organisation for all healthcare professionals working in or with an interest in occupational health.
Council of Work and Health (CWH) https://www.councilforworkandhealth.org.uk/
We bring together a diverse group of professional bodies to provide an authoritative and representative 'single voice' on health, safety and wellbeing issues at work.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) https://www.hse.gov.uk/
We protect people and places
Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN) https://www.fohn.org.uk/
Promoting excellence in the education, research and evidence-based practice of all Occupational Health Nurses.
NHS Health at Work Network https://www.nhshealthatwork.co.uk/
NHS Health at Work is the network of occupational health teams dedicated to ensuring that the NHS has a healthy, motivated workforce that is able to provide the best possible patient care.
Growing Occupational Health & Wellbeing Together https://www.nhshealthatwork.co.uk/growingoccupationalhealth.asp
Improving the health and well-being of our NHS people by growing our Occupational Health and well-being services and people to be trusted, strategic and integrated partners
Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Occupational Medicine section https://www.rsm.ac.uk/sections/occupational-medicine-section/
The Occupational Medicine Section’s purpose is to discuss topics relevant to the field of occupational medicine and improve the understanding of the physical, chemical and psychological hazards of work activities and advances in occupational health practice. It also promotes cooperation between the speciality of occupational medicine and other medical disciplines by providing a supportive learning environment and network for trainees
Association of Occupational Health Practitioners (iOH) https://ioh.org.uk/
Dedicated to providing support to the professional community that is evidenced based, relevant and improves the health of the working-age population. Supporting you through your Occupational Health career.
The Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Occupational Health and Ergonomics (ACPOHE) https://acpohe.csp.org.uk/
Simply we are Physios for Work and Health. We work to improve the health and well-being of workers so that they can do their jobs efficiently and effectively. We improve work design through ergonomics, to make work tasks comfortable and safe.
Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) Specialist section work https://www.rcot.co.uk/about-us/specialist-sections/work-rcot-ss
Supporting people to remain in, return to, or obtain work is a key function of occupational therapy.
Vocational Rehabilitation Society (VRA) https://vrassociationuk.com/
We support practitioners to develop their professional knowledge and skills and increase awareness of the role and benefits of vocational rehabilitation and return to work support for employers, commissioning services, human resources, occupational health and other others within the world of health, work and wellbeing.
British Association of Counselling Professionals (BACP) Workplace division https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-divisions/bacp-workplace/
BACP Workplace promotes the professional practice of counselling in the workplace and supports practitioners who work with employees, employers and employee assistance programmes (EAPs). We welcome anyone interested in the psychological and emotional aspects of health at work, the provision of counselling in the workplace, or workplace-related issues.
British Psychological Society (BPS) Occupational Psychology https://www.bps.org.uk/member-networks/division-occupational-psychology
The Division of Occupational Psychology exists to promote the professional interests of occupational psychologists and to support the development of psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
Institute of Employment Studies IES https://www.employment-studies.co.uk/
We research and consult on employment and HR topics, using a range of approaches to provide insight and support to policymakers and practitioners
London Centre of Work and Health https://www.lcwh.org/
We aim to create a centre of excellence for research in work and health by fostering and supporting collaborative, multi-disciplinary research across London. Our focus is to promote healthy participation in work for all.
Chartered Institute of People Development (CIPD) https://www.cipd.co.uk/
We're the professional body for experts in people at work. For more than 100 years, we've been championing better work and working lives by setting professional standards for HR and people development, as well as driving positive change in the world of work.
Work Foundation https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/work-foundation/
The Work Foundation is the leading think tank for improving work in the UK. We have been an authoritative, independent source of ideas and analysis on the labour market and the wider economy for over a hundred years
The Institution of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) https://iosh.com/
IOSH is the Chartered body and largest membership organisation for health and safety professionals. Our vision is simple: a safe and healthy world of work.
British Occupational Hygiene Society BOHS https://www.bohs.org/
The Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection is the definitive voice of occupational hygiene in the UK. Here to protect everyone’s right to a healthy working environment.
Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) https://www.rsph.org.uk/
RSPH is an independent campaigning and educational charity dedicated to improving and protecting the health of the public – both in the United Kingdom and around the world.
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/settings/workplaces
All NICE products in workplaces. Includes any guidance and quality standards – 9 products
A government resource which helps health professionals prevent ill health and promote health and wellbeing as part of their everyday practice.
World Health Organisation
Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the World Health Organization leads and champions global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life.
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
EU-OSHA is the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health (OSH). Find surveys, directives and guidelines, risk assessment tools, state-of-the-art information on emerging workplace risks, prevention measures, awareness-raising campaigns and more about safety and health at work
University of East Anglia
Our Workforce Wellbeing area is interested in how to promote healthy and mentally healthy workplaces through organisational and individual behaviour change