Occupational Health is an internal service that is concerned with the health, safety and welfare of all Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust employees.
It does this by means of prevention, protection, education and rehabilitation. The service is confidential, independent and compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018 (General Data Protection Regulations).
Any Trust employee who experiences stress, anxiety, mental health problems or back related problems will be referred immediately to ensure that help and support is offered at the earliest opportunity.
Health Surveillance is based on the result of risk assessments and is achieved through a systematic programme of specific health checks to monitor for early signs of work-related ill health in employees exposed to health risks (TB surveillance, respiratory/skin sensitisers, etc.). Any Trust employee who requires health surveillance to comply with relevant Health & Safety legislation will receive surveillance appropriate to their work or level of exposure.
Occupational Health provides a comprehensive immunisation programme including Tuberculosis, MMR, Varicella, Influenza and Hepatitis B vaccines. All Trust employees will be offered appropriate vaccines for their occupation or work activities.
Staff can request vision screening especially if they are classified as a Display Screen Equipment user. Depending on the outcome they may be able to claim costs towards single vision lenses (with appropriate DSE prescription) and eye test, claim forms are available from the Occupational Health department.
The service operates Monday to Thursday, 8.30am – 4pm and Friday 8.30am – 4pm (closed weekends and statutory bank holidays).