The UKHSA believe staff are the organisation’s most important asset. UKHSA and are committed to supporting the Health & Wellbeing of all staff.
Occupational Health (OH)
Occupational Health Services are available to all staff via OH doctor and nurses supported by experienced administrators.
The Occupational Health Service also provides clear practical specialist advice for managers and staff incl. return to work from a period of sickness.
Self-referrals or agreed referrals from your line manager can be made at any time and then, appointments are arranged by Telephone and OH are happy to provide room access from these consultations if required/available.
There are many other services that are provided within the OH space including;
• COVID-19 advice (Managing the long-term effects and recovery)
• Pre-placement Work Health Assessments
• New Starters Assessments
• Vaccination & Immunisation Programmes
• Travel Health Advice
• Health Surveillance
• Night Work Assessment
• Workplace Exposure incidents
• Physiotherapy Services (Musculoskeletal)
Through UKHSA you have free paid access to mental health platforms, including Headspace & Togetherall. You can also sign up to free access to work mental health support, hire books and audiobooks from the wellbeing library at attend mindfulness sessions.
Mental Health First Aiders
Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) are UKHSA staff volunteers who are trained to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue. When you need to talk confidentially, they will listen, reassure and signpost you to the appropriate services.
Wellbeing Champions are UKHSA staff volunteers who play an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of staff. They are enthusiastic ambassadors of the healthy workplace initiative who inform colleagues of UKHSA’s wellness programmes and resources and champion a healthy workplace culture in their team.
Support Groups & Networks
UKHSA offers a variety of support groups and networks for when you are going through a difficult time, these include; Grief and Bereavement, Cancer Support and Diabetes Support Networks
When offered a job in UKHSA if you have reasonable adjustment requirements, please discuss with the recruiting manager so that the adjustments and Workplace adjustment passport can be considered and implemented ahead of the date of joining.