SEQOHS Accredited Occupational Health Provider
Healthscreen UK is a SEQOHS accredited company. This is recognition of our commitment to offering the highest quality Occupational Health Services in the Midlands and across the United Kingdom.
Dame Carol Black’s review of the health of Britain’s working-age population, Working for a Healthier Tomorrow published in March 2008, advocated clear standards of practice and formal accreditation of all providers who support people of working age. The Government’s response to the review, improving health and work: changing lives, endorsed that recommendation.
In response to this, a broad stakeholder group led by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine developed standards and accreditation for Occupational Health Services. The standards were launched as SEQOHS in January 2010 and the accreditation scheme was launched in December 2010.
SEQOHS or Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service is a set of standards and a process of voluntary accreditation that aims to help raise the overall standard of care provided by occupational health services, thus helping to make a meaningful difference to the health of people of working age.
Aims of SEQOHS
- Enable services to identify the standards of practice to which they should aspire
- Credit good work being done by high-quality occupational health services, providing independent validation that they satisfy standards of quality
- Raise standards where they need to be raised
- Help purchasers differentiate occupational health services that attain the desired standards from those that do not
Standards of SEQOHS
The standards are grouped into 6 domains that relate to:
- Business probity (business integrity and financial propriety)
- Information governance (adequacy and confidentiality of records)
- People (competency and supervision of occupational health staff)
- Facilities and equipment (safe, accessible and appropriate)
- Relationships with purchasers (fair dealing and customer focus)
- Relationships with workers (fair treatment, respect and involvement)
- NHS Standard