Links to useful web sites
ACAS – Acas stands for Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. They aim to improve Organisations and employee working life through better employment relations. They promote best practice in the workplace through easily accessible advice and services.
AOHNP (Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners- UK)– The AOHNP (UK) was founded in 1992 to increase representation and raise the profile of occupational health nurses in the UK.
Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) – Provision of advice relating to the effect of health on work.
Health, Work and Wellbeing (Working for health)– Health, Work and Well-being is a Government-led initiative to protect and improve the health and well-being of working age people.
Healthy Working Wales – A website devised by Cardiff University (with support from the Welsh Assembly Government) that offers G.Ps timely access to training, information and decision tools to promote health in the workplace.
JISC Mail (Occ-Health forum) – Occ-Health is a peer discussion forum open to anyone with an interest in learning, practicing and teaching Occupational Health.
Excellence – The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
NHS Plus: Occupational Health – This NHS plus website is designed to help patients who are worried that they may have an occupation-related health problem. Common ailments such as back pain, stress, occupational asthma and dermatitis are listed. Information for Occupational Health professionals is also included.
Occupational Health at Work – A unique publication designed to bring together all occupational health disciplines. This takes you to the signposted evidence based research.
The Health and Work Development Unit- The Health and Work Development Unit is a partnership between the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine that aims to improve the quality of health care received by people of working age and raise the profile of health and work in the national quality agenda.
RCN Occupational Health Nursing Community – This online web community that facilitates simple and easy communication as well as interaction between members who are interested in Occupational Health Nursing.
RCN Healthcare Assistant toolkit – The HCA toolkit has been developed by the working partnership programme and Staffordshire University to develop a range of core principles for general practice to employ, train and develop HCAs. We at the OH Wales feel this would be particularly useful addition to the development of Occupational Health Technicians. (OHT`s)
Royal College of Surgeons – The College’s responsibility is to enable surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care. They have produced guidance relating to common operations, and different types of surgery including cosmetic surgery.
The Age and Employment Network (Taen) – TAEN works to promote an effective labour market for those in mid or later life. Advice provided for employers also provided.
The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council – The Industrial Injuries advisory Council (IIAC) is a Scientific Advisory body that provides independent advice to the Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions and the Department of Social Development in Northern Ireland.
The Work Foundation – The Work Foundation Is a non profit making organisation which aims to improve the quality of working life and effectiveness of organisations by equipping leaders, policy makers and opinion formers with evidence, advice, new thinking and networks