What is occupational health
Occupational health exists to keep people well, productive and ‘in work’, by providing independent specialist medical advice to employers and employees. This advice includes:
- Promotion of health and wellbeing
- Advice and strategies for managing risks to health from work
- The effects of work on health and health on work
- Interventions, adjustments and support to enable a return to work
- Medical advice to manage health issues
Occupational Health Clinicians are regulated by the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council and Faculty of Occupational Medicine – all in-line with industry quality standards.
At Health Management our occupational health service is independent, confidential and carried out by a team of health professionals who have training in occupational medicine – the branch of medicine that deals with the relationship between your work and your health. Working to high professional standards, you can expect us to treat you courteously and with respect for your privacy and dignity.
We work in partnership with you and your employer to resolve issues in the workplace that might have an adverse effect on your health. Together we hope to ensure that your wellbeing at work is maintained and given the priority it deserves.
An occupational health service is not responsible for your medical care. That continues to be the responsibility of your own GP or Specialist. With your consent, we may co-ordinate with your GP to ensure continuity of care but we do not replace their care. Occupational health should not be used for ‘emergencies’ or to deal with non-medical issues.