New Occupational Health, Employee Assistance Programmes and Eye Care Services framework is now live

Physical and mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever. NHS trusts are adapting to ensure they have the services to support employees through these difficult times and the transition back to business as usual, and our new occupational health framework has been developed to help you do that.

The framework provides numerous services, including proactive and preventative services and treatments, enabling you to select just the services you need. This can help to complement an existing in-house provision either by offering extra capacity or services and support that is not available in-house. It is free to access for NHS and public sector organisations.

Building on the success of the previous framework, you have a choice of five lots, including a new regional lot so you have the option to choose a supplier that is able to provide services locally in a specific region.

Bethan Flynn, who led the project on behalf of the alliance said:

“The pandemic has changed all of our lives in so many ways, and one of the main areas of concern is the detrimental impact on health and wellbeing. The Office for National Statistics reported that more than two thirds of adults in the UK reported feeling somewhat or very worried about the effect COVID-19 is having on their life.

“New features of this framework include enhanced psychological support services such as structured psychological support, mental health screening and psychological surveillance. These may be of particular relevance for employees who have been subject to traumatic events in their roles.”

For further information about the framework, please visit the framework page of the NHS Workforce Alliance website.

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