Your Occupational Health service and the advice/information contained within the Optima Health™ Online website is designed to provide OH support to your organisation based on best practice approaches developed through research and experience across many industries in the UK and overseas.
Combining knowledge of your relevant HR policies and procedures with best practice OH advice and support will enable you to manage health and well-being issues in the workplace effectively and deliver better business performance overall.
A headline summary of key parts of your HR policies relevant to health and well-being at work is included below along with details of where to get more information.
Managing Attendance - What OH Can’t Do
It’s important that managers and employees understand there are some
things that OH cannot do, for reasons of ethics, professional conduct or
appropriateness. These include:
- Managing sick absence or performance for managers
- Telling managers what to do
- Making a diagnosis of a medical condition
- Disclosing medical information that isn’t relevant
- Predicting sick absence or how much absence should be tolerated
- Acting without the informed consent of the patient
The OH role in supporting the management of attendance at work is to perform an objective and impartial assessment
of the reasons for absence, encourage employees to return to work when
able to do so and to support managers in making good decisions and
taking effective action when required.
Your HR Policy
HR Policy goes here