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Enabling a Better Working World

Enabling a better Working World

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Centre for Workplace Health

The Centre for Workplace Health (CWH) was launched in 2005. This national centre of excellence builds on an existing tripartite agreement between the University of Sheffield, the Health and Safety Laboratory and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust dating back to 1997.  The skill mix of the partners afforded an opportunity to establish a multidisciplinary 'Centre for Workplace Health'. In doing so, we have moved the emphasis away from the academic discipline of Occupational Medicine to the partnership approach for Occupational Health delivery, which will help to achieve national targets set by UK Government.  The Centre hosts the largest group of occupational health specialists in the UK delivering high quality research, training and advice.

CWH aims to use high quality research and development to develop simple practical solutions to workplace problems; to increase the knowledge available to those who are active in the treatment, planning, prevention and legal process associated with workplace illness and injury such that the impact of this cause of ill health is minimised.

National and International collaboration


In addition to the core activities the Centre for Workplace Health also co-ordinates certain national activities (for example the Group of Occupational Respiratory Disease Specialists (GORDS) network and has international links (iGORDS and WHO Collaborating Centre) being two active examples.

The CWH team

CWH employs individuals who work across traditional organisational boundaries, including consultant respiratory physicians, an occupational physician, a sports exercise and rheumatology physician and a respiratory nurse specialist. This unique arrangement allows development of work across organisations, bringing benefit to each partner and novel solutions to our customers. Click here for further information.

CWH News

Keep up to date with the work of CWH with our news page, including our external newsletter.

Please contact CWH by telephone (+44) 01298 218607 or e-mail

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