Oxford Handbook of General Practice 4e & Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health 2e

Chantal Simon; Hazel Everitt; Francoise van Dorp; Matthew Burke; Julia Smedley; Finaly Dick; Steven S. Sadhra
Oxford Medical Handbooks

Two titles from the bestselling Oxford Handbook series are available together in this great value pack. Fully revised to reflect the new changes to the GP contract and the GP curriculum, this fourth edition of the best-selling Oxford Handbook of General Practice is a practical guide to all aspects of general practice; from vital clinical information, to valuable practical guidance from experienced GPs. This is the essential guide for all those working in general practice. Comprehensively covering everything a doctor needs to work in, or manage a GP practice, this handbook ensures readers are always up-to-date with the latest guidelines, the most recent protocols, and cutting-edge clinical information. With concise, bullet-point information the chapters are now colour-coded to ensure the reader can find vital emergency or clinical information without delay. Fully illustrated, and packed with even more figures, diagrams, management boxes, and tables to improve ease-of-reference, the reader will always have the vital information they need at their fingertips. Fully revised for this second edition, the Oxford Handbook of Occupational Health provides a concise practice-based guide. Bringing together the latest legislation and guidance with current practice in the field, this is your authoritative guide to assessing and managing health risks in the workplace. Consisting of twelve sections covering the full breadth of practice, the Handbook includes workplace hazards and diseases, occupational health emergencies, and practical procedures. This second edition is also updated with new information on psychiatric emergencies, psychological therapies, chronic pain management, writing a policy, and obesity. Providing a thorough, easy-to-use guide to the whole of occupational health, this Handbook is the essential resource for all occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, occupational hygienists, and all those dealing with workplace health and fitness, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.


1. What is General Practice
2. Contracts
3. Practice management
4. Education, monitoring, and research
5. Consulting and certification
6. Prescribing
7. Minor surgery
8. Healthy living
9. Chronic disease management and elderly care
10. Cardiology and vascular disease
11. Respiratory medicine
12. Endocrinology
13. Gastrointestinal medicine
14. Renal medicine and urology
15. Musculoskeletal problems
16. Neurology
17. Dermatology
18. Infectious diseases
19. Haematology and immunology
20. Breast disease
21. Gynaecology
22. Sexual health and contraception
23. Pregnancy
24. Child health
25. Ear, nose, and throat
26. Ophthalmology
27. Mental health
28. Cancer and palliative care
29. Emergencies in general practice
1. Physical hazards
2. Chemical hazards
3. Biological hazards
4. Mechanical and ergonomic hazards
5. Psychosocial hazards
6. Occupational Infections
7. Respiratory and cardiovascular disorders
8. Skin disorders
9. Musculoskeletal disorders
10. Gastrointestinal and urinary tract disorders
11. Eye disorders
12. Neurological disorders
13. Psychiatric disorders
14. Reproductive disorders
15. Haematological disorders
16. Medically unexplained syndromes
17. Operational issues
18. Ethics
19. Policies
20. Sickness absence, rehabilitation and retirement
21. Risk assessment and risk management
22. Health surveillance
23. Generic fitness for work and specific disorders
24. Fitness for specific work
25. UK Health and Safety law
26. Employment law
27. Law and records
28. Environmental law
29. Occupational Hygiene overview
30. Monitoring exposure
31. Biological monitoring
32. Prevention and control of exposure
33. Toxicology
34. Epidemiology
35. Environmental protection
36. Safety science
37. Clinical tasks and procedures
38. Non-clinical tasks
39. Acute poisoning
40. Non-chemical emergencies
41. Terrorism
A1 Hazard statements for 'health effects' used under CLP Regulations
A2 Consent for occupational health assessment
A3 List of prescribed diseases
A4 List of RIDDOR reportable diseases
A5 Informatics in occupational health
A6 Lung volumes
A7 Height and weight converter and body mass index (BMI) calculator
A8 Agents evaluated by IARC Agents evaluated by IARC as Group 1


After completing her undergraduate training at Nottingham University Medical School, Julia Smedley subsequently spent several years in hospital medical specialties before embarking on higher specialist training in occupational medicine (a joint clinical/academic post at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Medical Research Council Environmental Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton). She is currently the head of a large NHS occupational health department that also provides services to a range of local and global industries. Whilst she is primarily a practical clinician and service director, she has always maintained a strong interest in research and evidence-based practice in occupational medicine. ; Finlay Dick is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Medicine at Aberdeen University, Honorary Consultant Occupational Physician to NHS Grampian and is the course co-ordinator for the MSc in Occupational Medicine at the University of Aberdeen. He has worked in occupational medicine for 15 years in a number of sectors including the oil industry, shipping, local authority, and healthcare sectors. ; Steve Sadhra has published over 50 book chapters, international reports and peer-reviewed publications in the field of Occupational Health. He has over 15 years experience in teaching occupational physicians, nurses and occupational hygienists and engineers and currently undertakes National and International Consultancy work in occupational health for over 30 organisations throughout the UK.