Occupational health services
Employees are a key business asset and essential to productivity and profitability. Occupational health teams keep people well at work – physically and mentally. 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.
NHS Health at Work offers support to industry, commerce, and the public sector, with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).Occupational health teams can develop a range of services designed specifically to meet the needs of your business. They 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 visit: http://www.nhshealthatwork.co.uk/support-for-business.asp