Continuing professional development quiz answers and online resources: Pre-employment health screening in Scotland

1. a – Although all the answers are important, the Healthy Working Lives initiative in Scotland is the correct answer here. Explore the website listed in the resources section below.

2. d

3. b – but all these models have their place in OH, some more than others. Refresh your knowledge of each model and get a copy of the new guide on musculoskeletal disorders.

4. c – See answer to question 10.

5. b – The Public Interest Disclosures Act 1998 introduced employment protection rights for workers. Find out more about this Act – some websites are listed in the resources below.

6. d

7. c

8. b – Do you use job analysis forms in your place of work? Consider whether these would be useful in helping you with pre-employment health assessments and management referrals. Discuss this with your colleagues.

9. a

10. d – Both qualitative and quantitative data were taken into consideration with this survey. It is important that OH professionals understand the research processes and data analysis. If this is new to you, it may be useful to undertake some CPD on research methods.


Online resources on pre-employment health screening to help with your research and educational needs

  • This link takes you to the Department of Health’s website where you can download information on the Public Disclosure Act about whistleblowing in the NHS.

  • Healthy Working Lives’ vision is to give people in Scotland the opportunity to work in ways that allow them to sustain and improve their health and wellbeing. Over the next few years, they will be playing a key role in helping the Scottish government to reduce work-related ill health by 20%, and days lost to ill health by 30%. There is also a confidential advice and information line on a wide range of workplace health issues including health promotion, OH and safety, employability and vocational rehabilitation.

  • Working for Health Work and Wellbeing is a government-led initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of working-age people. Founded on a growing evidence base that working is good for health, it brings together employers, unions and healthcare professionals to help more people with health conditions find and stay in employment. A cross-government programme was launched in 2005, and is sponsored by five government partners: the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department of Health, the Health and Safety Executive, the Scottish Government, and the Welsh Assembly Government. You can also download the final Boorman Report on the health and wellbeing of NHS staff.

  • enables anyone to create professional online surveys.

  • The King’s Fund seeks to understand how the health system in England can be improved. Its work includes research, analysis, leadership development and service improvement. They also offer a wide range of resources to help everyone working in health to share knowledge, learning and ideas.

  • Tackling Musculoskeletal problems: A guide for clinic and workplaces (2009)

  • By Kendall N A S & Burton AK, published by the TSO.

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