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Occupational Health

Good health is good for business and a healthy workforce is a productive one. Your staff are a key business asset, essential to productivity and profitability.

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Every year over 170 million days are lost to sickness absence and the Government’s Black Review reported the cost to the economy estimated to be £100bn each year. It is recognised that attracting and retaining the best people is critical to business success.

Occupational health specialists help to keep people well at work – both physically and mentally.  The QE Gateshead's Occupational Health Department can help your business become more productive, reduce sickness absence and save money with a range of services designed specifically to meet the needs of your business. We can assist in the following areas:

  • reduce sickness absence
  • ensure statutory responsibilities are met
  • prevent and advise on removing health risks arising in the workplace
  • early intervention screening and surveillance services to develop solutions to keep employees with health issues at work.
  • help you safely enable employees return at the earliest opportunity following sickness absence
  • provide advice on supporting your valued and experienced staff with health problems to remain at work where possible
  • independent and professional 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

We employ professional staff who specialise in Occupational Health, Clinical Ergonomics and Counselling and will manage any contracts and services efficiently from your initial enquiry to:

  • arranging appointment
  • issuing reports
  • maintaining records
  • managing any recalls
  • reminding you when further services may be due (e.g. annual health surveillance)

 

In a customer satisfaction survey, 100% of respondents rated us excellent or good for:

  • Overall how they rate the service received from the department
  • How good they find us at responding to any enquiries
  • How quick are we at providing appointments following an enquiry for services
  • How effective the information provided was in helping them mange the risks to the organisation or in managing individual cases

75% rated us excellent or good for value for money

 

Comments

  • The service is prompt, efficient and courteous
  • Very helpful and proactive
  • Very swift and efficient, always responding to the fact that our clinicians were in clinics, so making convenient appointments.
  • This service is very valuable.  It help us an employer to understand the issues involved, take practical steps to support our business and our employee
 

We strive to provide a professional, confidential service for clients and their employees and our friendly and professional team will be pleased to discuss your exact requirements with you.

Contact us
0191 445 5494
ghnt.occupational.health@nhs.net

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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