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Musculoskeletal disorders

A few key points and links in addition to the information already supplied.

  • HSE website
  • FitBack provides some useful educational exercise programmes and information resources on back care and back pain
  • The TUC has a helpful website called workSMART, with information about RSI and back pain, as well as back strain
  • HSE Better Backs campaign has a pack and various resources
  • The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety offers a helpful overview of all the issues surrounding work-related health
  • BackCare – the campaign for healthier backs
  • The Faculty of Occupational Medicine provides information about this What is an occupational health service?
  • European Agency for Safety and Health at Work MSD pages
  • The back pain revolution, 2nd edition – textbook written by Gordon Waddell, ISBN 0443072272. This book outlines how anyone involved with the management of back pain can facilitate the best possible outcomes
  • The biomechanics of back pain, 2nd edition – textbook written by Michael Adams, Kim Burton, Patricia Dolan, Nikolai Bogduk, ISBN 0443100683. This book gives in-depth coverage of the anatomy and biomechanics of back pain, including overviews of research and medico-legal issues
  • Dame Carol Black reviews the health of Britain's working age population in the report Working for a healthier tomorrow
  • A Summary of evidence submitted supports Dame Carol Black's review of the health of Britain's working age population
  • The PricewaterhouseCoopers report Building the case for wellness considers the business and economic case for employers to invest in staff wellness programmes 
  • Advising patients about work is a leaflet produced by Department for Work and Pensions that provides an evidence-based approached for general practitioners and other healthcare professionals 
  • Work related upper limb disorders, published by House of Commons Library, Research paper 1998/51
  • Information on the fit note, which replaced the sick note in April 2010
  • Statement of fitness to work (fit note) - Guidance for employer

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