In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is with regret that we have to suspend our services to external customers for the foreseeable future. We will update this page when we are able to resume our services.
Our goal is to provide a quality professional occupational health service and promote the provision of a safe and healthy working environment.
Our SEQOHS accreditation means that you have the assurance, through independent validation, that the services provided satisfies the SEQOHS standards for safety, effectiveness and quality as a minimum.
- specialist occupational health nurse advisors (OHNAs)
- consultant occupational physician
- qualified and registered occupational health physiotherapist
- team of clinic nurses
- manual handling advisors/trainers
How we help
Management referral – advice on fitness to work
- face to face consultations
- referral for advice on fitness to work
- short and long-term sickness absence
- work related injury and return to work plans
- advice on modifications or adjustments required for an employee to return to work/permanent/temporary adjustments with regard to the Equality Act 2010.
Health clearance and screening for employment
This is a questionnaire-based health assessment that can be bespoke for your requirements.
Face-to-face consultations are offered, should the prospective employee highlight any long-term significant health concerns.
Our health surveillance programmes ensure compliance with HSE recommendations:
- hearing tests for employees exposed to noise (subject to hiring a soundproof booth)
- hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) screening
- lung function testing
- skin inspections
- fork lift truck driver assessment/driver medicals
- night worker assessments
- confined space assessment
- questionnaires for catering staff
Physiotherapy and ergonomic assessments
Ergonomic workplace assessment
Our specialist ergonomic assessment takes place at your site of work by a qualified and registered physiotherapist to further identify what specialist equipment or support you require to perform your job. A report (8 to 10 pages) would then be produced, following discussions during your assessment. This report will cover reason for the referral, role and task analysis, observational analysis and recommendations to help support you with a disability at work. A sample report can be sent on request, or please call for discussion.
Group display screen assessment training and risk assessment (DSE)
Training can be provided in groups for 5 to 10 people for staff who work predominately with display screen equipment. Training is followed by a risk assessment and a brief visit to your work area. The manager will be updated on equipment recommendations for their staff, or any significant issues highlighted.
Physiotherapy is clinically effective and cost effective in the provision of occupational health services – getting people back to work.The Work Foundation (2009)
Up to 60% of people on long term sick cite Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) as the reason‘Up to 60% of people on long term sick cite Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) as the reason’ – Department of Health (2008)
Vaccines and blood tests
We also offer vaccines and blood testing and advice following accidents at work, including sharps/splash injury assessment and advice.
If you are an external company and would like to discuss your OH requirements, please contact us.
Royal Sussex County Hospital
The Art Block
St Mary’s Site
Brighton BN2 5BE
Appointments hotline 01273 696 955 Ext. 64011
General enquiries 01273 696955 Ext. 62983
Our occupational health services privacy notice describes how we collect, use, retain and disclose personal and health information which we hold. It includes applicants, employees (and former employees), workers (including agency, casual and contracted staff), volunteers, trainees, those carrying out work experience and external clients to which UHSussex provides occupational health services.