£10 million set aside for occupational health services

A new capital fund has been put in place to improve the provision of occupational health services to NHS staff and increase the availability of NHS plus.

Occupational health
NHS plus aims to increase the availability of occupational health services for small and medium-sized employers in England and uses any surplus to improve the provision of OH services for the NHS workforce.

The £10m of capital funding will be used to support between 10 and 12 pilot sites of good practice in occupational health care which could then be rolled out to other companies to learn from.

Health Minister Rosie Winterton said: ‘NHS Plus makes good business sense for all responsible employers, large, medium and small. If your staff are off sick because of back pain, stress or any other work related problems, your business suffers. A healthy workplace makes for good business.’

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