What is Occupational Health?

Every year, over 170 million days are lost to employee absence, estimated to cost the economy around £100bn, potentially affecting the productivity and profitability of your business. This is where Occupational Health (OH) comes into the picture, a multi-disciplinary field of medicine that deals with the prevention and treatment of job-related illness and injuries – helping to protect the health, safety, welfare and wellbeing of your workforce.

Occupational Health aims to maintain the occupational health & wellbeing of staff, either prevent or treat ill-health and develop a tailored solution to ensure staff with health issues can remain at work. The results prove time and again that OH provides the most effective means to manage long term employee absence, making a significant contribution to workplace health and the overall success of the organisation.

The role of OH professionals
Occupational Health professionals include doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists, whose role is to:

· Following referral, carry out pre-placement assessments on fitness to work
· Fast track treatment for acute problems or provide a self-management plan for chronic conditions
· Develop bespoke health and well-being strategies to suit the individual needs of an organisation
· Provide occupational counselling and occupational psychology
· Introduce presenteeism management to help reduce absence due to sickness
· Advise on compliance with the Equality Act 2010


UKIM – Independent Occupational Health provider

As a commercial provider of Occupational Health support services, we can react speedily and effectively to meet the needs of your employees - providing exactly the level of service or support they require and helping to ensure they are able to work.

We have a diverse customer base that spans the public and private sectors and are fully committed to helping organisations improve the occupational health and employee wellbeing of their workforce.

Our team of over 1700 staff includes Occupational Health Nurses, Physicians, Account Managers and Clinical Administrators, and we deliver an extensive range of services across the UK, including physiotherapy, counselling, rehabilitation and medical records processing.

To find out more about our Occupational Health and Employee Wellbeing range of services and how our absence management strategies could benefit your business, please contact us for a no-obligation review.

Either call us on 0191 512 8220 or email: wellbeing@ukim-oh.com