Occupational Medicine is the branch of clinical medicine most active in the field of Occupational Health. Its principal role is the provision of health advice to organisations and individuals to ensure that the highest standards of Health and Safety at Work can be achieved and maintained.
Occupational Physicians must have a wide knowledge of clinical medicine and be competent in a number of important areas. A lot more information is available on the websites of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and the Society of Occupational Medicine.
This is an expanding and exciting specialty, particularly as there is now a great emphasis on improving health through work and also assisting those with health problems to remain and return to work.