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Fitness for Work – 6th edition now available

The ‘bible’ of occupational health, Fitness for Work is the most in-depth and comprehensive resource available on the relationship between health and employment. Edited by Dr John Hobson and Dr Julia Smedley, the specialist advice given, covers health hazards in the workplace, fitness for work, rehabilitation after illness or injury, and much more.

Communicating occupational health advice to doctors and other healthcare professionals, Fitness for Work will also be of use to the managers, human resources professionals, and others in the workplace. It details the impact of a patient’s health on work, and how they can be supported to gain or remain in employment. This invaluable source argues that in a suitable role, an employee can derive immense benefits to their health and well-being from work. A truly current source, it discusses the social aspects of work, and issues associated with our ageing workforce and changing population.

Fully revised and updated, the sixth edition of Fitness for Work is based on the latest research and clinical advances. The first half focuses on the general principles of fitness to work and occupational health practice. It also advises on sickness absence, ill health retirement, medication, transport, and travel. In the second half, chapters are arranged by a clinical specialty or topic, and are co-authored by a specialist, providing a comprehensive view of the conditions covered, their prevalence, and impact and capacity. Recommendations are evidence based and make use of the NICE guidelines where available.

The definitive text on the relationship between health and work, Fitness for Work delivers a wealth of valuable consensus guidance, codes of practice, and locally evolved standards. This highly regarded resources is essential for all occupational health practitioners.

You can purchase a copy of Fitness for Work online via Amazon or Oxford University Press

Added: 17/05/2019 Posted In: Publications, Policy and Consultations