There is overwhelming evidence that a large, multidisciplinary occupational health service delivers not only economies of scale but improved quality of care.
NHS Health at Work have published a Guide to the Future Consolidation of NHS Occupational Health Services. The guide is particularly designed for occupational health leaders and HR directors in the NHS. The guide sets out the case for change, describes two models of delivery (Managed Clinical Networks and Area Collaborative Services), and utilises a case study example to encourage first steps.
The guide updates a 2010 report that reviewed the evidence on the ideal configuration of a 21st century occupational health service. The report has been endorsed by the NHS Health at Work Network Board.
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