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Occupational Health Assessments


Everwell Occupational Health Assessments

Everwell can arrange an Occupational Health Assessment, also known as  Management Referral, with a subsequent Management Report for your employees throughout the UK.  We have OH Advisors & Doctors located in all the major towns & cities who we can call upon at short notice to conduct consultations with your employee(s).  We are happy to arrange a single referral for a member of staff or to set-up a larger Management Referral service.  We can also arrange workplace clinics and remote / telephone support.

So whether you require one or more referrals, a workplace Occupational Health Assessment service, telephone support or wish to send an employee to see an Occupational Health Physician we are in a position to help you.

The Occupational Health Referral process is essentially very simple:

  1. You complete a referral form (employee details, why, what type questions) on our on-line portal.
  2. We (Everwell & you) discuss and agree the most appropriate review process.
  3. The Occupational Health Assessment is arranged and takes place.
  4. A few days later, we issue an appropriate Occupational Health report.

For more details on our on-line portal click through to our “How to make an OH assessment” page.

We are happy to arrange for these Occupational Health reports as either part of a larger contract or simply as a one-off arrangement. So please do contact us to discuss your requirements.

Note: An Occupational Health Referral is an Independent Medical Assessment appropriate for assessing work related issues.

What is an Occupational Health Assessment?

An Occupational Health Assessment is a medical examination performed by an Occupational Health Physician (or Nurse Advisor) with an aim of addressing questions raised by the employer. Its primary aim is to advise management regarding the employee’s health issue and to make recommendations on what adjustments could be considered to ensure a safe/healthy working environment for that employee. It can also be an assessment of somebody’s fitness to work.

Each Occupational Health report will be tailored to the employee and situation but it can include advice on the medical condition itself, symptoms, prognosis, likelihood of recovery, what adjustments could be considered, and similar. The aim of the report is to inform Management and give them an expert medical opinion and sufficient information to enable them to make any onward decisions with appropriate knowledge.

An Occupational Health Assessment is NOT normally intended for diagnosis or treatment purposes though in some cases the Doctor could make suggestions for the employee to discuss with their own medical practitioners.

When should it be organised?

There is no fixed best time to organise an Occupational Health Assessment. Each situation should be treated on its own merits.

An assessment can be organised at anytime including:

  • Employee still at work: An employee may be attending work regularly but could be showing signs of struggling and it may be the case that some timely changes are all that are required to keep them at work safely and productively.
  • Regular short-term absences: Somebody with regular short-term absences could benefit from an assessment to ensure there are no underlying more serious health issues.
  • Medium / Long term absences: Employees that have had substantial time away from work could be referred for an assessment.
  • Return to Work: It may be appropriate for employees ready to return to work following a period of absence to be assessed so they can be integrated back in a safe and structured manner.

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