Council for Work & Health

Health and wellbeing (occupational health) services are delivered collaboratively by a wide range of professional groups. Each one contributes its own particular blend of skills and competencies, some of which are unique, and some of which are shared with other professions.

The Council for Work & Health brings together the professional bodies which represent these groups to provide an authoritative and representative ‘single voice’ on health and wellbeing issues. It also provides an opportunity for co-ordinated and integrated working on all issues which impact on health and wellbeing services and facilitates information sharing to promote improvement.

Our guiding mission

In all of its activities, the guiding mission of the Council will be to ensure that people have the best opportunities to benefit from the positive health impacts of employment, and that workers are not injured or made ill by the work that they undertake.

To this end, it will aim to:

  • Provide necessary support to maximise opportunities for individuals to access, retain or regain employment;
  • Prevent health conditions caused or made worse by work and the working environment; and
  • Promote the improvement of health and wellbeing of the working age population.

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Latest News

All Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health

The Council for Work and Health supports the recommendations of the report of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health on the occupational medicine workforce crisis.

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Projects Committee

The Council at its meeting in September 2016 formally set up a Projects Committee chaired by Dr Robin Cordell to explore future research projects that would best make use of the great breadth of knowledge and experience of Council members.

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