Occupational Health Assessments

Occupational Health Assessments & Sickness Absence

Days lost at work from staff being absent due to long term sickness or long term injury can be very costly both for small and large companies.

Most companies will have the right contained in an employees Contract of Employment to request an employee to have an Independent Medical Assessment by the company doctor. The assessment enables the company to better understand the reasons behind the employee being off work, can help recommend actions to enable the employee to return to work as soon as possible and to make changes in the workplace if appropriate when the employee is able to return.

Occupational Health Assessments may be required for a number of reasons and include:

  • Long Term Sickness Absence Medicals (usually performed by an OH doctor only)
  • Health Checks 
  • Employee suffering from any form of medical complaint, including stress, injury, back pain, depression, problem at work etc.
  • If a medical opinion is required which will stand up in court then it is advisable to request a report from an OH trained doctor.

Occupational health Assessments can be conducted by one of our Occupationally Health trained doctors or by one of our experienced Occupational Health Nurses. The company doctor will typically be Occupationally Health trained and well versed in Employment legislation in particular with the Equality Act 2010. Companies have a legal duty to ensure that they look after the Health and Safety of their employees and claims for Unfair Dismissal can be brought against a company that falls foul of the legislation. For general medical consultations and injuries an initial assessment with an experienced occupational health nurse may be sufficient or be used as a first line review.

If you would like one of your employees or clients to be seen by an Occupationally Qualified doctor or Nurse experienced in Occupational Health please ring the practice to book an appointment. Or if you would like one of our Nurses to spend time on site please ring the practice and ask for a quotation.

What Occupational Health Services provided by us includes

  • Asbestos Medicals
  • Audiometry (for manufacturing, factory and warehouse employees) 
  • Audit of existing health services 
  • Blood Tests 
  • Dermatology or skin Testing (eg for employees working with chemicals, foodstuff etc)
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • Ergonomic work station assessments
  • Employee health checks (nurse led or doctor led)
  • Executive health checks (nurse led or doctor led)
  • Eyesight Testing (eg for Fork Lift Truck Medicals)
  • Fit for Work Medicals (eg for Medicals for the Construction Industry)
  • Flu vaccinations
  • Fork lift truck medicals
  • Executive Health Checks for senior managers and other employees
  • Health promotion: design & delivery of health promotions, e.g. – stress, RSI, fitness, nutrition etc.
  • HGV Medical
  • Insurance reports (e.g. medical reports for income protection insurance claims)
  • Long Term Sickness Absence Medicals where there is no foreseeable return to work date
  • Managing other sickness absence

  • Medical testing: urine tests, blood tests, hearing tests (‘audiometry’), vision testing, lung function testing (‘spirometry’), etc.
  • Neuro-Psychological Assessments
  • Occupational Health Assessments
  • Offshore Oil & Gas Medicals
  • Overseas Travel Medical
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pre-Employment Medicals
  • Pre-Employment Questionnaires
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Rehabilitation programmes: advice to enable employees to return to work, etc
  • Sexual Health Infection Testing
  • Sickness Absence Medicals 
  • Spirometry
  • Stress Management
  • Telephone support for managers, supplying specific medical advice
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Urinalysis
  • Vision Testing
  • Work at Height Medicals

What Line managers may seek advice for

  • To Provide early intervention to help prevent staff being absent for health-related reasons
  • To Provide critical support to the process of effective absence management and increase the number of staff returning to work earlier.
  • To Improve opportunities for employees to recover from illness whilst still at work.
  • To Fulfill statutory requirements by having access to ‘competent’occupational health care provision to ensure that the health of staff and others is not adversely affected by their work.

  • Regarding Frequent incidences of short term absence
  • For Long term sickness absence where there is no foreseeable return to work date
  • Where an employee is returning to work after illness
  • Where there is a general lack of performance, possibly due to underlying medical condition
  • For correct clinical recording of injuries following an accident at work

We provide Occupational Health services to companies and professional firms. We provide a wide range of occupational health services designed to fit your budget and healthcare needs. This includes Pre-Employment Medicals, Employment Medicals and HGV Medicals.

If you are interested in our occupational health services please contact us on 0116 270 0373 to discuss further or book an appointment.

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