Selected Research Findings and publications

The member bodies of the Council for Work and Health undertake a wide range of research studies and create useful resources and publications for practitioners and employers.  Selected examples are referenced here. Member bodies are encouraged to provide summary information on relevant publications.


Vocational Rehabilitation – BSRM brief guidance

Mental Health Group Survey in Association with Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference

v2 CFWH – Mental Health Group – Survey Results March 2022


NICE Workplace health quality standard (QS202) (SEPT 2021)

The NICE Workplace health quality standard has now been published on the NICE website.

Health and Wellbeing @ Work:  Mental health – Understanding the Human Experience:


Able Futures

Able Futures provides support to the people working and living with mental health difficulties, employers and providers of apprenticeships.

Able Futures is a nationwide specialist partnership set up to provide the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.

BOHS mentoring programme

Please find below link to BOHS press release on the launch of a new mentoring programme (9 June 2020):

NICE guideline on Workplace health: long-term sickness absence and capability to work  

The guideline has now been published on the NICE website

Deborah Lee on mental health – leading the way and tackling stigma – podcast

To access this podcast please click here.

Eight elements of workplace wellbeing poster

The eight elements have been updated to support you in implementation of the new NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework.

To view the poster please click here.

NHS Health and Wellbeing Framework

The Health and Wellbeing Framework is an interactive document that makes the case for staff health and wellbeing, sets out clear actionable steps for each of the 14 areas and includes guidance on how organisations can plan and deliver a staff health and wellbeing strategy.

Work conversations in healthcare:  literature review

Please see the attached document from PHE.

The value of occupational health research

Please see the attached report from the Society of Occupational Medicine.

Bad for people, bad for business – when domestic abuse collides with the workplace

Please see the attached article written by Louise Aston (Business in the Community).


Academy of Medical Royal Colleges:

A report following the ‘Good Work is Good For You’ conference held on 9 April 2019:

Good Work Is Good For You – Academy Report

Macmillan:  Primary Care Top 10 Tips

This one-sider provides ten useful tips to support primary care professionals to have conversations with their patients about work and cancer and to signpost them to further support.  For further information click here.

Macmillan:  Work and Cancer – work support route guide

Our Work Support Route Guides help ensure professionals feel prepared to talk about work with people living with cancer and signpost them to further sources of support. Different versions are available for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.  For further information click here.

2019 Healthcare Professionals’ Consensus Statement for Action:  Statement for Health and Work

Health and Work Consensus Statement

Remploy May Newsletter

Putting ability first

RoSPA – Taking UK OS&H forward

For further information please see the document below:


RoSPA – The ‘OS&H ripple effect’

For further information please see the document below:

RoSPA 24:7 safety

CIPD – Health at Wellbeing at Work – Survey report 2019

For further information please see the document below.

CIPD Survey report 2019

CIPD health-and-well-being-at-work-2019_tcm18-55881


Occupational Health:  The Global Evidence and Value

Report published by SOM in 2018.  To access the report click here.

BITC Toolkits

BiTC have a range of helpful toolkits.  To access the toolkits click here.

Doctor and colleague


WHO – Preventing Disease through a Healthier and Safer Workplace

The recent publication from WHO – Preventing Disease through a Healthier and Safer Workplaceprovides a comprehensive review of the key evidence linking diseases and injuries to occupational risks, estimates of the disease burden attributable to work together with examples of interventions that work.  To access the report click here.


The importance of health and work

The Health and Work infographics summarise important date to provide a snapshot of the health and work landscape at publication date (July 2018).  They are intended to enable national and local stakeholders to understand, make the case for, and take action on addressing health, work and worklessness.  To access the report and download the infographic files and references click here.

Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability

This paper sets out plans to transform employment prospects for disabled people and those with long-term health conditions over the next 10 years.  To access the paper click here.


Choosing Occupational Health as a career

The SOM has created a useful document to help those considering a career in occupational health.  For more information click here.

In addition, here is a YouTube video:  OH as a career