Links and resources
This section contains links to resources and other websites that may be of interest to healthcare professionals.
Managing health and work – information, training and decision aids
The Health Working UK website provides GPs and other healthcare professionals with timely access to information, training and decision aids to support the management of health and work. This site has been developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners, in collaboration with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, and Society of Occupational Medicine.
Work and Mental Health online resource from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
Online resource offering information and guidance about returning to work after a period of mental ill health for workers, employers, clinicians and carers.
- Work and Mental Health – information for workers, employers, clinicians and carers (RCPsych website)
Online resource to help people with long-term fluctuating health conditions remain in work
"Work Life" provides information for employers, employees and healthcare professionals to help people with long-term fluctuating health conditions remain in work, and lead an independent lifestyle.
Consensus-based return to work guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons
Online leaflets offering patients practical advice on how best to get back to their normal lives as quickly as possible including consensus based return to work guidance. Launched by the Royal College of Surgeons with funding from DWP.
- Patient information - Get Well Soon (Royal College of Surgeons website)
Recovering Well – post-operative recovery information from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published a series of patient information leaflets aimed specifically at women recovering from gynaecological surgery, to help them plan for a return to fitness, including work.
Concepts of rehabilitation
Concepts of rehabilitation for the management of common health problems: evidence base - Gordon Waddell, A Kim Burton, Serena Bartys.
This is an evidence-based report on the better management and rehabilitation of common health problems.
- Full report - Concepts of rehabilitation (1.2MB)
- Executive summary - Concepts of rehabilitation (101KB)
Is work good for your health and well-being?
This review collates and evaluates the evidence on the question “Is work good for your health and well-being?” which formed part of the evidence base for the Health, Work and Well-Being Strategy published in October 2005.
- Is work good for your health and well-being – 257 pages (1.2MB)
Access to work
Access to Work can help if health or disability affects the way someone does their job. It can provide advice, support and help with extra costs.
- Access to Work (Directgov)