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Occupational Health Services for GPs

Updated on 13 June 2017, 967 views

Occupational Health Services for GPs

Occupational Health Services for GPs (including Needle Stick Injuries)

Following the letter from NHS England back in February this year which notified practices that Heales Medical are the new provider for Occupational Health Services from the 1st April 2017.

To access this service and to also obtain the guidance on accessing the needle stick injury service, you need to click on the link below:

Heales Medical

It will require you to register with them and it will ask you for an authentication code, this code is your practice codeNHS GP Health Service

NHS England has launched a new NHS GP (occupational) Health Service as part of the commitment to help retain a healthy and resilient workforce and in supporting GPs and GP trainees who wish to remain in or return to clinical practice after a period of ill health. 

A free, confidential service provided by health professionals specialising in mental health support to doctors. Accessible via a confidential national self-referral phone line, website and App, enabling GPs and GP trainees to seek information about the services available, access self-help tools, and access clinical support.

Treatment services will be available in all 13 localities across England, with local delivery supported through a local lead.

There will be a range of clinical support, accessible across England with GPs and GP trainees free to choose the most suitable locality which matches their needs

The new service will go live nationally from 30th January 2017, advance self-referrals for the new regional service can now be made by contacting the London office phone number on 020 3049 4505. 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/workforce/health-service/

Letter

As of April 2017 the Occupational Health services are available for GPs but it is no longer available for practice staff. In cases where an Occupational Health opinion is needed practices will need to source this privately.

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