Occupational health


The service provides access to qualified and competent occupational health specialists including nurse advisors and physicians.

These specialists provide independent professional advice on matters of health and work. Advice is focused on support for employers in managing health issues.

The service works closely with Health & Safety and HR colleagues in a partnership approach.

Please note that Occupational Health is a service for employees of Schools and the Council and is different to Occupational Therapy.  Details about the Occupational Therapy service can be found via The Bury Directory

What the service provides

Professional Occupational Health advice and assessments with regard to:

  • Fitness for work
  • Ill health absences, and associated options for return to work strategies
  • Health concerns arising in connection with work but not involving absence
  • Disability support
  • Rehabilitation
  • Potential ill health retirements
  • Access and links to additional support and treatment services, including:
    • Health and safety (workplace adjustments and risk assessments in light of health concerns)
    • Physiotherapy
    • Counselling and psychotherapies
  • Eye and eyesight testing
  • Support and advice to employees on managing personal health issues and access to a range of health and wellbeing benefits and activities

Benefits to your school

The service will support you in:

  • Keeping employees healthy and well, reducing absenteeism and improving performance
  • Achieving good practice and legislative standards for workplace health management
  • Protecting against the disruption and potential losses associated with ill health and injuries at work

Service level agreement (SLA) information

pdf icon SLA - Occupational Health Service April 2021 to March 2022 [218kb]

pdf icon SLA - Occupational Health Service April 2022 to March 2023 [147kb]


The SLA price is based on employee numbers and sent under separate cover.

Additional support and treatment services are charged separately to this SLA.