Occupational health practitioners have shown real innovation and flexibility during the pandemic; seamlessly moving their services online and broadening their offerings beyond their traditional responsibilities to help meet the need for more mental health and wellbeing support at work. The longer-term impacts of the pandemic will continue to have a significant impact on the profession, and many occupational health teams will have to evolve to in order to cope with challenges brought about by increased service demand, rising staff levels and financial constraints. Digitalisation will be necessary to help streamline processes and allow practitioners to meet the needs of their patients and their wider organisations. This OHW+ white paper, produced in association with Civica, explores the challenges that occupational health teams now face, how they can overcome them, and how digitalisation can help remove administrative and practical burdens. It covers:
- The biggest challenges occupational health teams expect to face in 2022
- What occupational health teams should be focusing on as we emerge from the pandemic
- Why and how occupational health teams should be sharing data with other departments, such as HR
- The key benefits of digitalising occupational health processes.