Occupational Health


The University of Nottingham’s Occupational Health Provider is Industrial Diagnostics Company, known as IDC. IDC is a leading UK provider of health surveillance and statutory health surveillance services in private and public sectors.

Occupational Health provide independent specialist medical advice to employers and employees on the relationship between work and health e.g. managing medical conditions to remain at work, return to work or managing a disability. Effective preventative occupational health strategies are particularly important given the diverse range of jobs across the University.

All medical information is treated strictly confidentially. Advice to management will only include medical information with the consent of the employee. IDC will comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, as detailed in the following document:

The Occupational Health team includes one full-time Specialist Practitioner and an Occupational Health Physician (provision of one Doctor session per month). The service is based at the Lenton Hurst, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2QL (building No 52). Contact details are: 0115 951 4329.

Please note: Occupational Health does not provide general practice services e.g. diagnose or treat non-occupational conditions, these should be referred to your General Practitioner.



Making a Referral

In order to refer an employee to Occupational Health, the employee should be aware and understand the reason for the referral and must be willing to attend the appointment.

On Placement Checks

A candidate who is successful in securing employment with the University will be required to complete relevant health checks, as a condition of their employment offer. These health checks will be undertaken in advance of the commencement date. 



Research Passport

A Research Passport is the mechanism for non-clinical University staff to obtain an Honorary Research contract or Letter of Access when they propose to carry out research in the NHS.

Safety Office

The Safety Office provides advice and guidance on the management of health and safety at work, including statutory health surveillance requirements for work with a variety of hazardous substances and processes.  Please refer to the Safety Office web site for further information. 




Last edited Dec 12, 2015

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