Occupational Health

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Martin Vickers Martin Vickers Conservative, Cleethorpes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the UK population has access to occupational health services.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

In 2014, 51% of employees in Great Britain reported having access to occupational health services.

For information, an occupational health service provides advice and practical support about how to stay healthy in the workplace and how to manage health conditions. For example, access to health care professions, or support or advice for making workplace adjustments.

Employees are not strictly defined but are Great Britain employees aged 16 and over.

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