Health Assessment

Medical Assessments provide independent professional advice to businesses about their employee’s fitness for work and health issues. Health assessments can be carried out for new starters and annually for current employees.

Initial medical assessments for new starters reduce the risk of mismatching person to task, and demonstrate your compliance with legislation such as the Health & Safety at Work Act, the Disability Discrimination Act, Working Time Regulations and many others, including specific industry standards. Baseline medical assessments and screening tests, eg. Audiometry, Spirometry and Vision Screening can be added when required under regulations.

Productive work is an essential part of people’s health and self-esteem. Reducing workplace absence due to sickness is not only about defending business productivity and profits. It’s also about protecting workers’ health and well-being, and safeguarding their jobs.

Medical Assessment Benefits

Medical Assessments help employers and employees make good decisions in all these areas:

  • Fitness to work and return to work
  • Absence management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Vocational fitness takes out and insert job specific fitness assessments e.g. Confined Space
  • Travel health and safety take out and insert Fitness to Drive DVLA (Taxi & HGV)
  • Eligibility for early retirement and disability benefits
  • Stress management and alleviation

Medical Assessment Method

Medical assessments are carried out by our Occupational Health Physicians AFOM, MFOM. They conduct a confidential interview with the employee, and liaise with GPs and hospitals, if required.

A written report is produced within 3 to 5 working days: urgent feedback can be given more quickly upon request. 

The report describes the employee’s fitness to work, and any measures required for their rehabilitation and support and is compliant with the GMC consent guidelines.

New Starter Screening:

  • New starter paper screen plus phone call if required
  • Follow up action
  • New starter medical by OHP
  • New starter consults by OHA with fit slip (adjustments if required)

Medical Assessment by Occupational Health Physician:

  • Standard case including assessment and report
  • Complex case including assessment and report
  • Ill health retirement

Case Management by Occupational Health Advisor:

  • Standard case including assessment and report
  • Complex case including assessment and report

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Harlow Occupational Health Service is conveniently located at Stephen Taylor House in Harlow. We are a short distance from Harlow Mill rail station and onsite parking for staff and visitors.

Harlow Occupational Health Services Ltd
Stephen Taylor House
Edinburgh Place
Harlow  CM20 2DJ


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