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Workplace Health Programme

We provide the city's primary care based job retention service.  We are funded by Sheffield City council to provide a city wide service to help people whose health is affected by their work. SOHAS advisers work out of 24 GP surgeries with the majority of patients being referred by their GP.  In this financial year we will see approximately 1200 patients.  Advisers work falls into the following categories:

  • Providing advice and support to patients whose work is affecting their health who are still at work
  • Providing advice and support to patients who have been signed off sick by their GP to return to work
  • Give advice on prevention e.g.minimising risk within the workplace
  • Give advice on health and safety issues including occupational accidents, disease and accidents

The main outcomes for our work are:

  • Improve patient's health
  • Improve patient's conditions at work
  • Return patients to work more easily
  • Raise awareness of potential work related health problems
  • Reduce patient's visits to their GP
  • Improve communication with their manager
  • On average 65% of patients say that the advice they were given enabled them to stay in their job

 

Project Synopsis: 

This project aims to help people whose health is affected by their work.

Project Status: 
Current