This is a network of
organisations who have signed up to a voluntary agreement aimed at
increasing awareness of mental health at work. It aims
to disseminate examples of good practice and help employers
understand the role of the GP and enable health professionals to
become more involved in work-related issues. It provides GPs with
access to sources of advice and support, enhanced recovery for
patients and potentially reduced medication costs.
Good practice, ideas and suggestions from ‘Working for Health
This summarises the key
points from conferences which brought together GPs and
employers. Key themes include
communication between GPs and employers
understanding of the roles of GPs, Occupational Health and
opportunities on benefits, the law and health and job retention
· Statements on
good practice for wider distribution
There are examples of good
practice in managing sickness absence.
and Health: Changing how we think about common health
Gordon Waddell &
This leaflet challenges how you think
about health at work and offers ideas on what you should and should
not do - based on new scientific evidence about what is good for
workers themselves. It provides information for those who
deal with health issues at work, including: senior management, line
managers, human resources, small employers, unions, health &
safety advisers, occupational health professionals, rehabilitation
providers, employment advisers, claims handlers and lawyers.
It stresses that achieving health at work depends on everyone
working together. What you do makes a difference - for good or
health and work handbook. Patient care and occupational
health: a partnership guide for primary care and occupational
This handbook aims to help to
focus both primary care teams and occupational health professionals
on the role they can play and the major contribution they can make
to helping keep people in work, with all the advantages that
brings. It includes FAQs and case studies and was produced by the
Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal College of General
Practitioners and Society of Occupational Medicine
Health and Work in General Practice
National Education Programme for General
The RCGP is rolling out a programme
that will be delivered through a series of half day workshops
throughout Great Britain.
The purpose of the training is to:
- increase the knowledge, skills and confidence of GPs in dealing
with clinical issues relating to work and health
- ensure GPs are aware of their responsibilities in this area and
to signpost additional means of support which will enable them and
their teams to be confident that they are providing the best
possible care for these patients.
A healthier tomorrow
This links to the health tomorrow - practical tips section of the
RCGP online learning
environment website. It includes simple questions that GPs can
ask patients about their work and any potential issues linking
health issues to the workplace.
* Please note that these pages are only
accessible to members of the RCGP or to people who are registered
subscribers to the College.
This website provides GPs,
other primary healthcare professionals and health professionals in
secondary care settings with timely access to information, training
and decision aids to support the management of health and work.
The website includes
training modules for GPs on health and work
topics these are accredited by the Royal College of
There are also training
modules for practitioners working in secondary care aimed at
improving knowledge and competence in the implications of work on a
patient’s health and wellbeing.
These tools have been
developed in collaboration with the Royal College of General
Practitioners, the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and Society of
Occupational Medicine and are based on the Healthy Working Wales
pilot developed by Cardiff University and the Welsh Assembly
Government. The website includes information which is specific for
England, Scotland and Wales.
This is the link to advice
about occupational health from WorkSmart which is provided by the
Trades Union Congress (TUC).