The Crown Prosecution Service has signed a three year deal with medical provider Atos Origin to provide occupational health services to its 8,500 staff.
Under the contract, Atos Origin will provide pre-employment health screening and examinations; absence management services including sickness absence and ill-health retirement assessments; workstation assessments and health screenings for night workers and drivers.
This service offers nominated Crown Prosecution Service personnel direct access to occupational health advice via the telephone in relation to sickness absence management, pre-employment, health and safety issues, infectious diseases and many other health issues.
Simon Chipperfield, vice-president of medical services at Atos Origin, said: “More employers are seeing the value that occupatinal health services can bring in rehabilitating staff back into the workforce after an illness and also in reducing sickness absence.”
Atos Origin provides occupational services to other public sector bodies, including the Department for Work and Pensions, Royal Mail Group, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Department of Trade and Industry.