Occupational Health Update - GP Staff
Practices may be aware that Occupational Health Services for GP practice staff has been recommissioned. The attached leaflet and letter outline the offer to practices. It should be noted that these services are free for GPs on National Performers List and delivering NHS services in the Derbyshire area but there would be charges for any practice choosing to use the service for other practice staff. If practices require a copy of the service specification, including a price list please contact the service direct at Derby Teaching Hospitals: 01332 254747 email: uhdb.DerbyOH@nhs.net. I have confirmed with the Occupational Health & Wellbeing Service that the £500 annual registration fee referred to in the document would only apply if practices are using the service for non-GPs and is not applicable to GPs.
an LMC we share the view held by practices that these services should be funded by the NHS for all practice staff but the national specification, which this service has been commissioned in line with, only includes funding for GPs. We will continue to lobby the GPC for inclusion in their contract negotiations with NHSE.