What Are Occupational Health Advisors?
Unlike GP’s, who are focused on diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Occupational Health Advisors are specialists that deal with the ill-effects of work on the health of employees and the impact that ill-health can have on an individual’s to carry out their job. They’re qualified to deal with a vast range of workplace issues and will provide a more thorough assessment than a GP including visiting your business premises. With regard qualifications some will be qualified Doctors whilst others will have a nursing background. You will also find some Occupational Health Advisors that have chosen to specialise in specific areas such as stress or ergonomics.
Advantages of Occupational Health Advisors
- they are specialists in work-place ill-health issues
- they can provide impartial advice on an employee
- they can provide a more in-depth medical assessment
- they can visit you at your business premises
When you refer an employee to Occupational Health they may seek further information from the employees GP or specialist to assist with their assessment.
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