The Government launched ‘Healthy staff, better care for patients’ on 29 July 2011. This sets out the Government’s proposals for the practical realignment of occupational health services in the NHS. The aim is to help NHS organisations to be exemplary in occupational health provision and staff health and wellbeing. 

Alongside these proposals, the Department of Health’s Improvement Framework provides support and direction for commissioners and providers to establish occupational health departments that deliver services that meet the full breadth of NHS staff health and well-being needs.