Our Services

Management Referrals

One of the main roles of Occupational Health is to provide independent advice to managers and employees on an individual's fitness to work and can discuss sickness absence patterns with employees and advise whether there is a health problem affecting attendance, performance or productivity. We can then report any medical conditions back to the referring manager to facilitate return to work programmes and absence management policies.

Long-term sickness absence or frequent short-term episodes can result in lowered productivity, inefficiencies and wastage of your resources. Our occupational physicians can determine if there are underlying causes affecting your employee's ability to work.

Professional advice

Our specialists provide professional advice regarding the effect of the workplace on an individual's health and help determine whether a medical condition has been caused or aggravated by work and related exposures.

If appropriate, they can make recommendations for adjustments or alterations to the work and the work environment to facilitate an employee's quick return to work and help devise correctly structured rehabilitation programmes.

We can also provide advice on disability issues (with reference to the Equality Act) and ill-health retirement. We can help identify stress related issues and our counsellors can help your staff manage stress and where appropriate provide help with conflict resolution and mediation. They can offer support for bereavement and other psychological issues.

Existing clients can now submit and manage their referrals via our system called OPAS-G2. Please follow the link:

Log into OPAS-G2

Please see the guide on how to refer someone on the new system below:

Guidance for managers

Working together to ensure a Management Referral is effective and support you, as the manager, is very important. The more background information you can give us, the better prepared we are for the meeting. We will also be able to ensure they are triaged to the right clinician in the first instance.

Your conversation

It is helpful for us to understand what you have discussed with the individual, what their attitude was to the referral, do they understand what the meeting is for and what we are trying to achieve?

We need to know what you, as the manager, have already put in place - the outcome of any investigations or the results of any risk assessments.

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