A repository of useful publications relevant to police occupational health and wellbeing in the police

Buckingham SA, Morrissey K, Williams AJ, Price L and Harrison J. Mobile health interventions to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in the workplace: A systematic review. Digit Health 2019;27(5): 2055207619839883.doi: 10.1177/2055207619839883

Buckingham SA, Morrissey K, Williams AJ, Price L and Harrison J. The Physical Activity Wearables in the Police Force (PAW-Force) study: acceptability and impact. BMC Public Health 2020;20:1645 doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09776-1

Tehrani N. Evaluation of a trauma therapy programme within emergency service organizations Occupational Medicine, Volume 69, Issue 8-9, December 2019, Pages 559–565 https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz111

Hesketh I & Tehrani N. Psychological trauma risk management in the UK police service. Policing 2019;13:531-535

R E MarshallJ S Milligan-SavilleZ SteelR A BryantP B MitchellS B Harvey. A prospective study of pre-employment psychological testing amongst police recruits. Occupational Medicine, Volume 70, Issue 3, April 2020, Pages 162–168  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqaa008  

Biggs CTehrani NBillings J. Brief trauma therapy for occupational trauma-related PTSD/CPTSD in UK police. Occupational Medicine, Volume 71, Issue 4-5, June-July 2021, Pages 180–188  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqab075

Houdmont JRandall R. Working hours and common mental disorders in English police officers. Occupational Medicine, Volume 66, Issue 9, 19 December 2016, Pages 713–718  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqw166 


Smith DL. Lead Absorption in Police Small-arms Instructors. Occupational Medicine, Volume 62, Issue 5, 5 July 2012, Pages 382–384  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/KQS078 


François-Xavier LesageNicolas JoveninFrederic DeschampsSamuel Vincent. Noise-induced hearing loss in French police officers. Occupational Medicine, Volume 59, Issue 7, October 2009, Pages 483–486  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqp091 


Alastair ReidFinlay DickSean Semple. Dog noise as a risk factor for hearing loss among police dog handlers. Occupational Medicine, Volume 54, Issue 8, December 2004, Pages 535–539  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqh119 


M MorrisE DeeryK Sykes. Chester treadmill police tests as alternatives to 15-m shuttle running. Occupational Medicine, Volume 69, Issue 2, March 2019, Pages 133–138  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqz014


William W. DaviesJohn R. HarrisonChristopher W. IdeIan S. RobinsonAnthony Steele-Perkins. Ill-health retirement: a survey of decision making by occupational physicians working for local authority fire and police services. Occupational Medicine, Volume 54, Issue 6, September 2004, Pages 379–386  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqh034  


J S BoschmanC T J HulshofM H W Frings-DresenJ K Sluiter. Job-specific mandatory medical examinations for the police force. Occupational Medicine, Volume 67, Issue 6, August 2017, Pages 469–476  https://doi.org/10.1093/occmed/kqx094  

In Sickness and in Health: Reducing sickness absence in the police service. Police Research Series Paper 143. Home Office 2001. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi= 

Managing sickness absence in the police service – a review of current practices. Research Report RR582. HSE. 2007. https://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr582.pdf 

Strategy for a Healthy Police Service. August 2004. https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmworpen/456/4051908.htm