Integrated Health and Safety Services

Tailored business healthcare solutions for a happy, healthy, productive workforce

Healthcare RM provides a comprehensive range of integrated health services designed to help your business increase attendance, improve staff morale and save money.

We have an in-depth understanding of occupational and non-occupational risk factors related to disease and injury. Our strategy is based on a fundamental risk management approach which offers flexible, cost-effective risk management packages to cover all eventualities.

While many providers claim to provide flexible health risk packages, we believe they fall far short of the Healthcare RM offering. And with good reason - as originators of the integrated healthcare model, we are at the forefront of the industry.

To successfully prevent illness or injury, we believe it is essential to identify all underlying risks. It is therefore important that all personnel involved in the health of the employee recognise the costs and needs of the business. Our experience confirms that in most occupations personal risk greatly exceeds occupational risk, both in incidence and cost. When identifying occupational risk factors, it is therefore important that personal risk factors, such as diet, exercise and lifestyle, are also taken into account.

On-site health services

In addition to health and risk assessment, we also provide a full range of on-site health services including provision of nurses, physiotherapists, health and safety professionals and fitness instructors.

Health risk assessment (HRA)

How much does ill health and injury cost your business?

All too often, an illness or injury can result in a significant and unexpected cost to a business. We are committed to reducing the cost of ill health and injury to your business by robustly managing both clinical and occupational risk. We help mitigate the impact of ill health or injury on your organisation and employees, including claims and costs resulting from employment tribunals, employer's liability, long-term disability, incapacity pensions, long-term sickness absence and treatment.

Healthcare RM offers two basic types of health risk assessment:

  • Occupational HRA
  • Personal HRA

The occupational HRA (OHRA)

An OHRA determines an employee's fitness to work, either following an illness or injury or with an existing condition. It can be used to support an employee who has been ill or injured to remain at work or, following absence, where recovery is satisfactory, to commence an immediate or a phased return to work.

In the majority of cases, our aim is to return an employee to normal duties as soon as possible, typically within six weeks of their return to work.

How does it work?

In consultation with the employee and their line manager, we agree upon a formal return to work plan (RTW). Alongside occupational risks, this also takes into account individual personal health risks.

We remain involved in the case until a successful outcome has been achieved and, where necessary, we also advise on changes and ongoing updates to the plan. This is a vital area of compliance where an employee's condition is considered to meet the definitions of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Common conditions where an OHRA would be required include:

  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Mental health problems
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Epilepsy
  • Cardiac problems
  • Cancer

We will also perform an OHRA for potential occupational health diseases including:

  • Occupational dermatitis
  • Occupational asthma
  • Potential repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Potential hand-arm vibration (HAV)
  • Vibration white finger (VWF)
  • Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)
  • Etc

The Personal HRA (PHRA)

Health risk factors are also dependent on age, gender, lifestyle and personality. PHRA reviews personal lifestyle health risks including diet, exercise, body mass, etc, together with any pre-existing conditions that need to be taken into consideration. To arrive at a holistic and realistic assessment, a PHRA also takes into account any work-related issues.

If requested, we are also able to provide individuals with a tailored health improvement programme based on the findings of their assessment.

 

To discuss our occupational health services in more detail, contact us today.

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