What is Occupational Medicine?
Occupational Medicine is the branch of clinical medicine active in the field of Occupational Health. It is concerned with keeping people well at work – physically and mentally. This includes advising about workplace safety and the prevention of occupational injuries and disease, assessing fitness for work and helping to rehabilitate those who have suffered injury or sickness back into work. Occupational health services are also used to assist organisations in managing absence situations – both short and long term.
Being out of work has significant negative effects on the physical and mental health of the individual. There is good evidence that getting back into work not only improves self esteem but aids recovery and rehabilitation. Forty million working days are lost every year to occupational ill health. Occupational Medicine is therefore important for the economy, for society and for the individual. ( SOURCEhttps://www.som.org.uk/occupational-medicine/what-is-occupational-medicine/)
Occupational Health Physicians
An Occupational Health Physician is a medical doctor who specialises in the field of Occupational Health.
Occupational Health Physician Clinic
At Workare we have monthly clinics running with an Appointed HSE Occupational Health Physician. A range of specialist services can be carried out by the OHP such as Asbestos, Lead and Ionization medicals. Advice on Absence & Attendance management and specialist occupational advice to companies can also be provided at these clinics. Workare OH Physicians are AFOM and MFOM level and we also have an Accredited Specialist FFOM Consultant level Physician for any detailed advice and governance.
Our Physicians will see employees from other OH Providers who do not have specialist advice in the geographical area.