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Trust’s Occupational Health Services receives national accreditation

The Trust’s Occupational Health & Wellbeing provider, based at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, has been recognised for the high standard of service it provides to staff with a nationally recognised re-accreditation.

The team has achieved and was awarded with the Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) Accreditation following a formal assessment in February 2017 by independent assessors.

SEQOHS is a scheme run by the Royal College of Physicians in association with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. The accreditation criteria is measured against a set of comprehensive standards designed to help raise the level and quality of care provided by Occupational Health & Wellbeing providers.

Launched in December 2010, the standards cover areas such as staff competency, safety and accessibility of facilities and equipment, and meeting specific NHS standards. 

Dr Tamsin Radford, Consultant and Head of Service quoted: "Having re-accredited for another five years is an achievement not only for the service, but for both Trusts’.

“This proves our commitment to providing a high quality service, as we believe that a well looked after workforce is one that provides better care and support to patients. The accreditation also provides independent validation of our focus to continuously deliver quality occupational health and wellbeing service to all our clients."