Health and Work Development Unit programme overview

The Health and Work Development Unit (HWDU) is a national centre of excellence for staff health and wellbeing quality improvement.  HWDU works with organisation leaders and occupational health teams to improve the promotion of good health and wellbeing across the workforce, and the quality of occupational health care provision.  

The HWDU programme delivers three major workstreams:

  • occupational health clinical audit and quality improvement projects
  • occupational health evidence-based guidelines
  • organisational audit to promote staff health and wellbeing and quality improvement projects.

For occupational health teams

For health and wellbeing leads

Clinical audit of the management of long term sickness absence and record keepingNational organisational audit of implementation of NICE public health guidance for the workplace
National clinical audit of management of back pain by NHS trusts in EnglandStaff health improvement project
National occupational health patient surveyImplementation packs
National clinical guideline: occupational aspects of dermatitis 
National clinical guideline: occupational aspects of pregnancy 
Concise guideline: occupational asthma 
National clinical guideline: occupational aspects of varicella zoster virus (chicken pox) 
National clinical guideline: occupational aspects of upper limb disorders 
National clinical guideline: occupational aspects of latex allergy 
National clinical guideline: infected food handlers 

Contact details

Health and Work Development Unit
Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Regent's Park
London NW1 4LE

Tel: +44 (0)20 3075 1585

Fax: +44 (0)20 7487 3988

Email: hwdu@rcplondon.ac.uk