Occupational Health and Wellbeing

care providersIntroducing the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service

Our nationally accredited Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service is committed to providing confidential, professional and high quality care, to support and advise on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of all its clients.

Many employers are unaware of the functions of an Occupational Health Service. We act as independent advisers to both the employer and the employee on all aspects of work that affects health, and health that affects work. This can help to improve the health and wellbeing of your existing workforce and/or any new recruits to your organisation.

The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service provides highly experienced, qualified professionals to assist and guide you in managing occupational health and safety risks in a proportionate way, giving sensible advice and finding practical cost effective solutions to help improve your business performance.

We believe that employees are the most valuable resource of any organisation, therefore investing in the health and wellbeing of all employees is of paramount importance.

The Occupational and Wellbeing Service enjoys the benefit of a Consultant led service and an impressive Occupational Health Team, consisting of Occupational Health Physicians, Specialist Occupational Health Practitioners, Screening Nurses, a Physiotherapist, a Business and Administration Manager, and Health and Wellbeing Advisor and administrative support staff. We have well established close link with the counselling service and the Trust’s Health and Safety Team.

The service is pleasantly situated in the Courtyard Garden on the main Sandwell General Hospital site, close to many local amenities in the heart of the Black Country in the West Midlands.

Disclaimer

Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals Occupational Health Services makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for personal security, any loss or damage which may occur from use of the information. We do not provide quality control of external links; the inclusion of any company’s name within the pages should not be construed as a recommendation of that organisation’s products and / or services. If you find anything that causes concern, please email us at swbh.ohreferrals@nhs.net or telephone us on 0121 507 3306 or write to SWBH Occupational Health Service, Courtyard Gardens, Lyndon, West Bromwich, B71 4HJ.

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Team

We are staffed by highly trained, experienced and qualified Occupational Health doctors and nurses. Our service can provide a comprehensive range of Occupational Health Services to ensure that you are supporting your staff in their health and wellbeing as well as complying with relevant health & safety legislation.

Our team is led by the following:

Dr Tamsin Radford
Consultant / Head of Service

Tracy Lees
Nurse Manager

George Baquian
Business & Administration Manager

Jenny Wright
Health and Wellbeing Manager

Email: swbh.ohreferrals@nhs.net
Telephone number: 0121 507 3306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupational Health Services

The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service is unique in many ways, as we not only provide a comprehensive proactive service, but also coordinate a range of activities. These include:

  • Diagnosis and management of occupational disease
  • Advice on sickness absence
  • Staff immunisation
  • Health surveillance programmes
  • New starter assessments
  • Rehabilitation advice
  • Access to physiotherapy
  • Health and lifestyle advice
  • Access to alternative therapies

 

SWBH Staff Sharps/Splash injury – Act promptly

Refer to the Contamination procedure:

Encourage bleeding and wash under running water
Report to your nearest Senior Manager/Supervisor
Obtain details of the patient whose blood is involved

Call Occupational Health Service for advice and help Mon-Fri 08.30-16.30

Complete an Accident/Incident report

Out of hours:

Go to your nearest A&E for assessment

and contact Occupational Health the next working day. 

 

Health and Well Being Services

The SWBH staff Health and Wellbeing agenda has had notable success in recent years with excellent feedback from staff, from partner organisations and national organisations. However two distinct strands of work have emerged which have given rise to a new strategy for 2015. This aims to use all of the health promotion work and resources available throughout the Trust with combined working, while maintaining a needs based approach and continuing to support the wider Workforce agenda, particularly attendance management and work related ill health.

Staff Only Benefits

Family friendly policies – including – career breaks, flexible working and enhanced maternity leave.
Long Service and Retirement Awards
On site Nurseries

Health and Wellbeing Including:
Occupational Health – Annual lifestyle checks
Smoking Cessation support with FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Holistic Therapies
Exercise initiatives and subsidised exercise classes
Chiropody Service
Flu immunisation
Free physiotherapy – self referral basis
BDMA counselling – FREE for all employees
Weight management programme
Onsite Gym
Financial Seminars
Debt Management Service

NHS staff Discounts
Staff lottery
Medical Illustration provide passport and portrait photography
Discounted travel passes
Free eye tests and discounts with Specsavers for VDU users
Birmingham Hospitals Saturday Fund
On site garage providing servicing and MOTs
Library Services

Details of salary sacrifice arrangements

Cycle to Work Scheme
Childcare Vouchers
On site Car Parking
Car Lease Scheme

For further details please contact Jenny Wright

Business Benefits

We are staffed by highly trained, experienced and qualified Occupational Health doctors and nurses. We can provide a comprehensive range of Occupational Health Service to ensure that you are supporting your staff in their health and wellbeing, as well as complying with relevant health and safety legislation.

Services can either be provided on-site, or at one of our main hospital sites.

Consultancy Service
  • Sickness Absence Referrals
  • Specialist Medicals
  • Occupational Health Audits
  • Health and Safety Advice (e.g. DSE, Noise Hand & Arm Vibrations, HGV and LGV medicals etc)
Compliance with Legislation
  • Equality Act
  • Health & Safety at Work Act
  • COSHH
  • Noise Regulations
  • Display Screen Equipment
  • Manual Handling
  • Lead/Ionising Radiation / Asbestos
Health Screening / Surveillance
  • Lung Function Testing (Spirometry)
  • Hearing test (Audiometry)
  • Skin assessment
  • Group 2 Drivers Medicals
  • Exposure Prone Procedure screening
  • Infection Control surveillance
  • Lead/Ionising Radiation / Asbestos medicals
Immunisation Clinic
  • Immunisation
    programmes in compliance with Department of Health standards
  • Blood borne virus
Telephone Advisory Service
  • Current Occupational Health and Wellbeing advice
  • Advice/treatment/follow up screening from a sharps and splash injuries

 

For further information, please contact George Baquian, Business and Administration Manager on 0121 507 3306 or email to georgebaquian@nhs.net

Contacts

Services can either be provided on-site or at one of our main hospital sites.

Opening hours:
Monday – Friday
08:30 – 16:30

Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service
Courtyard Gardens
Sandwell General Hospital
Lyndon
West Bromwich
B71 4HJ

Email: swbh.ohreferrals@nhs.net
Telephone: 0121 507 3306

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