What is Occupational Health?
Your staff are a key business asset and essential to productivity and profitability.
Occupational health teams keep people well at work – physically and mentally. Occupational health services will help keep your employees healthy and safe whilst in work and manage any risks in the workplace that are likely to give rise to work-related ill health.
Research shows that good health is good for business and better workplaces have better financial results. Every year over 170 million days are lost to sickness absence. The Government’s Black Review of the health of the working age population reported the cost to the economy is estimated to be £100bn each year. Research shows that the longer people are off sick, the less likely they are to make a successful return to work. After six months absence from work, there is only a 50 per cent chance of someone making a successful return.
How occupational health can help businesses
Occupational health teams can develop a range of services designed specifically to meet the needs of your business. We can:
- Reduce sickness absence
- Prevent and remove health risks arising in the workplace - ensuring your business meets its statutory responsibilities - and helping your business maintain a healthy workforce.
- Provide screening and surveillance services when early stages of ill health arise. We will work with you to develop solutions to keep employees with health issues at work.
- Give independent and professional diagnosis, prognosis and advice on staff unable to work due to long-term or short-term intermittent health problems.
- Lifestyle and wellbeing services increasing productivity and staff retention
For further information please contact our practice.