Support for you: occupational health and wellbeing
Occupational health and wellbeing
As a Trust, we offer access to a wide range of occupational health services.
These services are delivered by East Lancashire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ELHT) with support from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay (UHMB) NHS Foundation Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (BTH) as part of a system wide approach to Occupational Health provision.
ELHT have an impressive track record in managing an in-house Occupational Health Service for a number of years. As a Trust, LSCft already work in collaboration with ELHT on other successful health at work related initiatives.
Their multi-disciplinary team will be working with the Trust to deliver a proactive approach to protecting staff well-being, ensuring that individuals receive the most appropriate support advice and treatment at the right time from the relevant health professional.
The Well Service
The Well Service
As part of LSCft’s Occupational Health and Wellbeing provision staff also have access to the Well Service resources. More information about the Well Service can be found on the staff intranet.
Occupational health services for staff
Work health assessments
On occasions, it may be that a Work Health Assessment is needed to support you back to work following a period of absence or long term sickness.
Occupational Health can support with this and it will be arranged by your manager.
Managers, please see guidance below.
If a BBV/needle stick injury/splash injury has occurred during Mon-Fri 08:30-16:00 please contact the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service on 01524 512290 for further assessment and information.
For incidents that have occurred out of the above hours, please contact your nearest Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department for initial assessment. Following A&E attendance you must then contact the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service when open on the above number.
Immunisations and Vaccinations
Immunisations will be offered to all staff exposed to biological risk in the workplace.
The Occupational Health Service will be responsible for advising managers and employees on infectious diseases and immunisations.
The diseases of special concern where immunisation will confer protection are:
Rubella and Measles
You can quickly access mental health support through our Employee Assist Programme.
If you require physiotherapy, we can offer you access to five sessions per year.
The sessions are provided by Physio Med which has clinics right across the country – including locations across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Your manager will need to request a referral through Occupational Health (managers, please see guidance below).
Once the sessions have been agreed, you will be contacted by telephone with follow-up face-to-face appointments arranged if necessary.
Occupational health services for new starters
Before you start at LSCft, you will be asked to complete a health questionnaire.
When filling it in, please provide as much information as possible – including evidence of immunisations - as this can prevent unnecessary appointments and assessments.
Your completed form will be reviewed by Occupational Health.
They will then contact you if further assessments or appointment are needed.
Guidance for managers
As a manager, you may need to refer staff to Occupational health or our Employee Assist Programme.
Guidance and any relevant forms required to make these referrals can be found in our eHR Infopoint.
If you require any further support, please contact the Health and Wellbeing Team by emailing: WellService4LSCFT@elht.nhs.uk