Occupational Health and Wellbeing

Occupational Health and Wellbeing

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Occupational Health (OH) is a specialist branch of medicine that focuses on the physical and mental wellbeing of employees in the workplace.
The aim of Occupational Health is to prevent work-related illness and injury by:
    •   encouraging safe working practices;
    •   promoting health and well-being;
    •   monitoring the health of the workforce;
    •   supporting the management of sickness absence;
    •   conduct pre-employment health assessments;
    •   work with your employer to implement policies and ensure health and safety compliance;
    •   provide advice and counselling to employees around non-health-related problems; and
    •   provide your employer with advice and guidance around making reasonable adjustments to your working conditions.

Opening Hours

Office hours:
Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm & Friday 08.30am to 4.30pm.
Vaccination walk in-clinics at Whittington hospital:
Mondays 2.00pm to 4.00pm & Fridays 08.30am to 11.30am.

Further Information

We are able to provide high quality occupational health services to your business or organisation.
Whittington Health  Occupational Health Service are able to offer expert Occupational Health Services to small and medium sized enterprises.  We have a highly trained team of Occupational Health Consultants, Occupational Health Nurses who all hold relevant Occupational Health qualifications.
We are based on the Whittington Hospital site, see our contact details above
We also have a site in Tynemouth Road in Tottenham:
Tynemouth Road Health Centre
24 Tynemouth Road, Tottenham
London N15 4RH

Telephone: 020 3224 4440
E-mail: whh-tr.occupationalhealthtynemouth@nhs.net  

Opening Hours:  Monday – Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm

We are able to offer the following bespoke services, and will work with you to understand what you need from our Service:

Pre-employment Health Assessments
Following a job offer, some posts require specific medical assessments. All new staff have to complete a health declaration form at job offer stage and will be seen by OH department if they declare any underlying health concerns or disabilities.  A report will be provided outlining whether they are fit for the post, fit for the post with recommended adjustments, or unfit for the post.  We will also provide an opinion as to whether the new employee is likely to meet the legal definition of having a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010.
Vaccinations & Immunisations
Vaccinations and immunisation programmes are designed to offer employees better protection at work. The OH department offers jabs for TB, Hepatitis A & Hepatitis B, Rubella, Revaxis, Influenza and testing for chicken pox immunity.  We can also arrange to immunise against any other work related illnesses where your risk assessments have identified a work related hazard.

Management Referrals

Management referrals may be suggested where there is concern about an employee’s health, performance (where there are health implications) or level of sickness absence.  An OH assessment can provide impartial and objective information that can assist both the employee and management in addressing these concerns. The consultations are led by a qualified nurse or physician who is a specialist in occupational health and who will assess the employee’s health and how it may affect their fitness to undertake their job.
Health and Wellbeing
This service offers health education and promotion to all your staff. This includes help and information for people wishing to change their lifestyle, stop smoking and stay fit.

Health Surveillance
Health Surveillance provides information, which helps to protect employees from illness caused by being exposed to health risks at work. Health Surveillance programmes are arranged for workers coming into contact with potentially harmful substances and where the COSHH assessment suggests the need. Female staff that may be or are planning pregnancy, should seek advice from OH if their work involves contact with any substances which could be harmful to the unborn child.
We are also able to offer audiometry and respiratory assessments, Statutory Drivers Medicals to meet the needs of your service.

Please contact us if you would like any further information including prices.

We provide a confidential service: any information about an individual is confidential to the OH service and may not be released to a third party without the informed and explicit consent in writing of the individual concerned.
A copy of our privacy policy can be found on our website by clicking here.
We hope you never need it, but in case you do, you can download our complaints policy by clicking here.

About the department

We offer a range of occupational health services across both the private and public sector. If you would like to use our services, please get in touch using the details above.
Last updated29 Nov 2023
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