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June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1)

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The politics of occupational health

Are government-level decisions that affect OH practice based on evidence or political ideology?

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How do political decisions shape and mould the practice of occupational health in the UK and what is the impact on both practitioners and patients? Andrew Watterson – director of the Centre for Public Health and Population Health Research and head of the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group at the University of Stirling – examines the political influences on occupational health practice today…         

AT one level, it is readily understood that occupational health (OH) is influenced by political decisions that shape policy and impact on practice. Governments make occupational health and safety (OHS) policy, and…        

Professor Andrew Watterson is director of the Centre for Public Health and Population Health Research and head of the Occupational and Environmental Health Research Group at the University of Stirling..

Author: Andrew Watterson

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2015 (vol. 12/1) pp13-16

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