A Manager or Head of Department with concerns about a member of staff may wish to consult Occupational Health (OH) and/or their link HR Officer for advice prior to making a formal referral.
The reasons for the referral should be fully discussed with the individual concerned before the form is sent to OH and a copy sent to Human Resources.
All members of staff can make direct contact with OH regarding any health concern or sickness absence. However, appointments will only be made upon receipt of a referral.
To make an occupational health referral, please complete the form below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Occupational Health plans to introduce an online referral process. This will improve the turnaround times of appointments, reports and support mechanisms available.
Reasonable adjustments are made for staff with disabilities or health conditions. An employer must make reasonable adjustments to make sure workers with disabilities, or physical or mental health conditions, aren’t substantially disadvantaged when doing their jobs.
A reasonable adjustment could be a change or adaptation to the physical or working environment that has the effect of removing or minimising the impact of the individual’s impairment in the workplace, so that they are able to undertake their role. Occupational Health will advise the referring manager which staff are likely to fall under the Equality Act and what funding or support they require to assist them. If following a referral it is deemed that there are reasonable adjustments required that fall under the Equalities Act, then we will fund the purchase of this equipment.