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    1. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH The Professional Centre Suite 174 Pensfold Telford Business Centre Gains Park Halesfield Business Park Shrewsbury Halesfield 8 SY3 5HF Telford TF7 4NQ 01743 283280 01952 683 693

    2. Who Are We? Suzanne Trimmer Head of Service Clare Guerreiro Business and Admin Manager Jo Beason National Contracts Manager Mandy Davies Senior Occupational Health Advisor Dr John Hobson Occupational Health Physician A team of Occupational Health Advisors Occupational Health Technicians Admin support staff

    3. Occupational Health Roles Occupational Health Physician is a doctor who specialises in occupational medicine having a largely preventative or rehabilitative role rather than the traditional therapeutic one. Occupational Health Advisor Qualified nurses with experience and qualifications in occupational health and involved in an extended range of professional activities. Occupational Health Technician Trained to assist the OHA and can carry out a range of duties such as audiometry, spirometry and venepuncture.

    4. What is occupational health? The OH aim is to promote health at work and to protect the health of the worker. Functions of OH service are health supervision of workers health surveillance of the work environment accident prevention prevention of occupational ill health promotion of health and prevention of ill health rehabilitation and resettlement into work

    5. What can we offer? We offer a confidential advisory service to employees and employers on health issues related to work and work issues related to health. Some of the services we provide are - Pre employment screening to ensure prospective employees are fit to fulfil the role and that the role is not detrimental to their health. Assistance with sickness absence management- supporting and assisting staff in their recovery and reintegration into the workforce.

    6. Routine Health Surveillance including- Hand Arm Vibration Screening Lung Function Tests Audiometry Skin Surveillance Vision Screening Food Handlers Screening

    7. Return to work medicals Driver medicals Night worker health assessments Confined space assessments Workplace assessments Immunisations/vaccinations Health and Wellbeing events Counselling support Physiotherapy Management of sharps/needlestick injuries

    8. Immunisations. BCG HEPATITIS B MMR VARICELLA, (CHICKEN POX). BLOODS FOR THOSE CARRYING OUT EXPOSURE PRONE PROCEDURES.

    9. How to contact us Telephone Shrewsbury 01743 283280 or Telford 01952 683693 Opening Hours 0800hrs-1800hrs Monday Friday If no reply leave a message and someone will return your call asap.

    10. Finally Overall the beneficial effects of work outweigh the risks of work, and are greater than the harmful effects of long-term unemployment or prolonged sickness absence. Work is generally good for health and well-being. (Is work good for your health and well-being. Gordon Waddell CBE DSc MD FRCS, A Kim Burton PhD DO EurErg)