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Request a referral

To be referred to Occupational Health you need a management referral.  You will either need to discuss with your manager why you feel you would benefit from an Occupational Health appointment. Sometimes your manager will approach you offering to refer you, we do not accept referrals that have not been discussed with you.

Once you have been referred you will be sent an appointment letter to attend an appointment with the appropriate medical professional. This will take approximately 10 working days. Once you have attended your appointment a report will be written. 

Referral process through your line manager

Trigger point in sickness policy reached*, concerns for employee’s wellbeing, or employee requesting support. 

* Referral not always necessary. e.g. If 4 minor illnesses occur (ie: cold/cough) a referral would not necessarily be required. Each case should be judged on its own merit. 

Your manager will complete an E-referral form with you or notify you of the contents and the reason for completing a referral. This is then submitted to our Occupational Health Team.

Occupational Health E-Referral Form (Internal)

Occupational Health E-Referral Form (Chair Of Governors)

Note for managers: Is the referral perceived to be work related stress? If so complete an Individual Stress Assessment form (.doc) and upload with your referral or complete any initial actions and then make the referral if appropriate.

Occupational Health Advisor (OHA) will triage your referral and agree on appropriate action, whether this is to be seen by an Occupational Health Advisor / Occupational Health Physician (OHP) / Wellbeing Support Practitioner.

An appointment will be arranged within 10 working days of receiving the referral from your manager. Both and your manager will be notified of this appointment. 

If a referral to the Wellbeing Support Service (WSS) is appropriate you will be given a PHQ & GAD stress assessment form to complete before your initial appointment. 

You will receive appropriate literature relating to your appointment. 

During your appointment, your consent is received and a report will be written and emailed back to your line manager within 5 working days.  Your manager will discuss the report and any recommendations with you.

If you have attended an initial Wellbeing Support appointment, your manager will be notified that you have been accepted to the service and the date of your next appointment. Following this you should then keep your manager informed of future appointments. Your manager will receive a discharge report when you have completed your sessions.

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