Employee Help Info Page
I am an occupational health nurse and this page and section are to help those who are worried about being sent to Occupational Health. What does it mean, should I be worried, is my employer going through the motions of caring? This could not be further from the truth.
Occupational health is about protecting the health of workers and helping managers understand how the work is adapted to help you and how a business deals with you fairly.
The employee help page is here for those who have concerns about health at work and provides references and ways of improving your working life.
I have met employees or workers sent to Occupational Health as a form of punishment when all else has failed or those who afraid of what I can do and the power I have over their job.
Employee’s think I want to stop them working or, because I work for the business, that the advice will somehow be harmful to them as people. Not so. I trained in the NHS and am a registered nurse. I keep up my professional registration as a nurse by applying ethical principles. If I don’t you can complain to the Nursing Midwifery Council who will investigate your concerns.
And if I have done something unethical then I could be taken off the nurse register. Doctors too, have the same code of ethics from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.
So if you are asked to go to Occupational Health and worried – watch this video which explains exactly what this means and the benefits you can get from talking with me and my professional colleagues.
Maybe you’re on this page because you currently have a health issue and want some advice?
Why not talk to your Manager or Employer or you can contact the National Helplines for Occupational Health for advice:
If you work in England: bit.ly/2vnUbAn
Scotland: bit.ly/2vo0Fzo – telephone 0800 019 2211
Wales: bit.ly/2vnXqIr – telephone 0800 107 0900
There is also information about workplace health and legislation that could help you on this site – click on the links below for more information.
The best place to go for general information about health conditions is to the NHS Choices site or if you need a Doctor or bit.ly/2vo1AzZ
The best place for Health and Safety legislation is the Health and Safety Executive – or go to http://www.hse.gov.uk/
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