Appointments and referrals

Reasons for referral

Managers can refer staff for assessment where there is concern that a health problem may be affecting attendance, performance or safety.

The range of problems which may lead to management referral include:

  • Fitness for work following illness or injury
  • Long-term or frequent sickness absence
  • Deteriorating work performance/conduct associated with health problems
  • Actual or suspected work-related adverse health effects
  • Work placement advice under the Equality Act 2010
  • Where the work itself or the working environment changes significantly.


Members of staff may also self-refer to OH and they will generally be seen for one appointment. If the problem has implications for work, the OH Adviser will talk through options for dealing with the situation. The Adviser may recommend that a formal management referral is made so that OH reviews can be set up if needed. 

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01865 485464 / 01865 485772
Occupational Health Service
Room C132, Wheatley Campus
Wheatley OX33 1HX