The LMC has received a number of queries about the occupational health service commissioned on behalf of GPs and practice staff by the local Area Team of NHS England (formally by the PCTs).
As you had been made aware, the existing service has been rolled forward into this year but is “under review” by the Area Team.As the commissioning of the service for practices is not covered by statute, Direction or regulation then clearly the ongoing provision of a free service to practices is under threat.I am seeking a meeting with the Area team in order to clarify its intentions.
In the meantime please find links below to referral forms related to the current service, together with some information provided by HEFT, which is currently commissioned to provide it, copied below.The practice contact for referrals to the service is Ruth Mills, who’s contact details are also below.
Dr. Robert Morley
Birmingham Local Medical Committee
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