QE Occupational Health Award

Posted on Fri, 06/06/2014

QE Gateshead's cccupational health department has achieved national accreditation as a Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS).  

The SEQOHS Accreditation Scheme is a workforce focused scheme of independent assessment against recognised standards for all occupational health services and providers across the UK in the NHS and Independent Sector. It is operated by the Royal College of Physicians of London on behalf of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine for Occupational Health Services.

This is formal recognition that the Department has demonstrated competency to deliver services for the Trust and our external clients against the following standards:

  • Business probity (business integrity and financial propriety) 
  • Information governance (adequacy and confidentiality of records 
  • People (competency and supervision of occupational health staff) 
  • Facilities and equipment (safe, accessible and appropriate) 
  • Relationships with purchasers (fair dealing and customer focus) 
  • Relationships with workers (fair treatment, respect and involvement)

There were also additional standards specific to the NHS that were met.

This is a reflection of the hard work and commitment of the occupational health team who all contributed to developing the service and evidence submitted.  SEQOHS is an ongoing commitment with a further formal assessment being undertaken in five years.

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