Occupational Health


The University of Nottingham has contracted with OHWorks Ltd for the provision of Occupational Health Services to staff and students.

If you have concerns about your health and how this is impacting on your work, or if you have concerns about a team member, then seeking OH advice may help.

The Employment Relations team can provide advice on making a referral and advice to assist you with managing health issues in the workplace.  To contact the HR Employment Relations team email: hrer@nottingham.ac.uk.

Occupational Health also provide a health surveillence and staff vaccination service.  For more details, please contact your School Safety Officer or the Safety Office.


Referring an Employee

An employee may be requested to attend Occupational Health by their manager or Human Resources, they may also request to be referred through their manager.

Occupational Health advice is given to help employees and their managers understand any health conditions that might be impacting on their work and how employees can be supported in the workplace.

A referral may include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Long or short-term sickness absences
  • An employee’s health condition and impact on performance
  • Workplace/ergonomic assessments
  • Ill health retirement

Pre-Employment 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 Jun 22, 2017