Corporate Services – Occupational Health
Physio & Health Matters also provides Occupational Health Assessments within their Corporate Services portfolio.
What is an Occupational Health Assessment?
The Occupational Health Assessment is used to advise management on an employee’s health issues in relation to their work. The Occupational Health advisor will make recommendations on reasonable adjustments that could be considered to ensure a safe/healthy working environment for that employee. An Occupational Health Assessment is a consultation carried out by our qualified Occupational Health Professionals. The Occupational Health Assessment is used to advise management on an employee’s health issues in relation to their work, It will present recommendations on reasonable adjustments that could be considered to ensure a safe/healthy working environment for that employee. The Occupational Health Assessments are confidential. A report will be written with the employees consent to be sent to the employer. Each report is tailored to the employee and their individual situation. The report will include advice on any medical conditions and the effect on work, symptoms, prognosis, and likelihood of recovery, what adjustments could/should be considered, and over a suggested timeframe.
Why keep your employees well at work?
Your staff are a key business asset and essential to productivity and profitability. Occupational Health providers 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.
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 based on the following scenarios:
- Employee still at work: An employee may be attending work regularly but could be showing signs of struggling. 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. This is so they can be integrated back in a safe and structured manner.
- A single one–off assessment is normally sufficient for most employees. For more serious illnesses it may be appropriate to keep the employee under regular review.
If you are a small business, national business or a large company with multiple sites, we can help. Please get in touch to discuss the services you require. Physio & Health Matters offer the full range of Occupational Health Services. We can provide a bespoke service that meets the specific needs of your business. Our Occupational Health advisor is fully trained and qualified. They can assist in answering any questions you may have.
CORPORATE SERVICES – MEDICAL LEGAL
What is a Medical Legal Expert?
An expert witness who is qualified by their knowledge or/and experience to give an opinion on a particular issue. This can involve report writing for solicitor’s dealing with legal cases, which could then further go to court. The Medical Legal Experts’s role is to assist the court on specialist or technical matters within their expertise.
Who is our Expert?
Ms Kiran Sharma, Managing Director of Physio & Health Matters has been in continual practice and management since qualifying as a Physiotherapist in 1997 at Coventry University. Kiran offers Medico Legal Services to the legal and insurance professions. She is a trained and accredited medical legal expert. Her services can be called upon for expert witness and report writing and areas of expertise are musculoskeletal and spinal injuries. Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and an active member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP). Kiran has worked in both the NHS and private sector and has experience working with the Olympics and sport clubs.
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