Occupational Health

Occupational Health

An Occupational Health Assessment is a
medical examination performed by an
Occupational Health Physician

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We offer a full range of
Occupational Health
services, including:

Occupational Health management assessments

Annual Health Checks

Well Man and Well Woman Screening

Pre-employment Medicals

Long Term Sickness Reviews and Advice

Early Retirement on the Grounds of Ill Health

Influenza and Travel Vaccinations

Fitness/Return to Work Assessments

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Stress Counselling and Treatment Programmes

Executive Screening Programmes

Screening of Pre-employment Questionnaires

Visa and Overseas Medical Checks

Saudi Visa Medicals

Chinese Visa Medicals

Papua New Guinea Visa Medicals

Offshore Medicals

8 steps to managing your
employee’s sickness absence
issue through our clinic:

HR to arrange a referral meeting with the employee at the company site/office to raise the issue of sickness absence

HR to forward us a management referral form having obtained consent by the employee to do so

We will arrange an appointment with the employee to attend Regent Street Clinic to see an Occupational Health doctor

We will help to establish the reasons behind the short term absence/s We will provide you with a plan of action to help tackle the issue and prevent further absence

We will help you meet your ‘duty of care’ to the employee We will establish if any restrictions or adjustments are required 8.

We will help you adhere to any legislative requirements i.e. the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

The cost of sickness absence to business

Absence from work cost the UK economy £13.2 billion as the average employee took almost seven (6.7) days off sick (source CBI, 2008 survey). The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (source CIPD’s 2009 Absence Management survey) estimate that sickness absence costs £666 per employee per year and averaged 6.4 days per employee; giving an average cost of just over £100/day.

At just £100/day this estimate probably under estimates all the extra unquantifiable costs such as management time, loss of productivity, increased overtime or contractor levels.

Average number of days lost due to sickness
Absence per employee per year by Industry

What is an Occupational Health (OH) Assessment?

An Occupational Health Assessment is a medical examination performed by an Occupational Health Physician with an aim of addressing questions raised by the employer. Its primary aim is to advise management regarding the employee’s health issue and to make recommendations on what adjustments could be considered to ensure a safe/healthy working environment for that employee. It can also be an assessment of somebody’s fitness to work.

Each Occupational Health report will be tailored to the employee and situation but it can include advice on the medical condition itself, symptoms, prognosis, likelihood of recovery, what adjustments could be considered, and similar. The aim of the report is to inform Management and give them an expert medical opinion and sufficient information to enable them to make any onward decisions with appropriate knowledge.

An occupational Health assessment is NOT normally intended for diagnosis or treatment purposes though in some cases the Doctor could make suggestions for the employee to discuss with their own medical practitioners.

The process – arranging an appointment with an OH doctor

An assessment can be organised at anytime including: Employee still at work: An employee may be attending work regularly but could be showing signs of struggling and it may be the case that some timely changes are all that are required to keep them at work safely and productively.

Regular short-term absences: Somebody with regular short-term absences could benefit from an assessment to ensure there are no underlying more serious health issues. Medium / Long term absences: Employees that have had substantial time away from work could be referred for an assessment. Return to Work: It may be appropriate for employees ready to return to work following a period of absence to be assessed so they can be integrated back in a safe and structured manner.

A single one–off assessment is normally sufficient for most employees but for more serious illnesses then it may be appropriate to keep the employee under regular review.

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By Sonia J.

Sonia J

This clinic is the best kept secret in Nottingham. Even though it is a private clinic, the doctor told me I didn’t need any further tests etc and instead was very reassuring that my symptoms would settle on their own (which they did!).He spent 40 minutes with me in a relaxing environment that felt non-clinical and spoke in a down to earth manner. Great value at £95 and highly recommended. (The bonus was that the doctor was a bit of alright!)

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Lauren B

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