Effective occupational health services can improve employee health, wellbeing and business performance.
For employees and employers, there is increasing evidence that working is generally good for health. A 2004 study concluded that investment in workplace health promotion can bring about cost savings of £10 for every £1 spent. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accounts (CIPFA) maintains a factsheet on Occupational Health [Agorir mewn ffenest newydd]
This guide provides advice for public services when setting up an occupational health service. It sets out the business benefits, some useful links to other relevant sources of information and examples of good practice.
Good practice in the provision of occupational health services is also covered in our guide to managing absence.