As you are most likely aware all companies working with the relevant NHS Framework Agreements are responsible for ensuring that they appoint either their own Occupational Health Provider or a suitably qualified team who meet the current requirements/guidelines for us. Here at QLS, we go through Healthier Business Group.
Healthier Business UK Ltd was established in 2007 to solely concentrate on the provision of new starter health screening services for the UK’s medical recruitment sector. Their knowledge and reputation means that Healthier Business UK Ltd are a leading provider and successfully manage compliance for around 350+ agencies within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Occupational Health requirements can seem a little scary, but we’ve provided examples of each bit of evidence you’ll need. If you have any queries or need further assistance, feel free to get in touch.
|Non-Exposure Prone Procedures (Non-EPP)|
|Varicella (Chicken Pox)||A written statement on the health questionnaire to confirm that you have had chicken pox or shingles, however we strongly advise that you provide a serology test result showing varicella immunity||None|
|Tuberculoisis (TB)||We require an occupational health / GP certificate of a positive scar sighting or a record of a positive skin result (do not self declare), or||None|
|A BGG vaccination on Medical record||None|
|Measles, Mumps and Rubella||Certificate of two MMR vaccinations on Medical record or||None|
|Proof of a positive antibody for Rubella and Measles only||None|
|Hep B||Your report must show a titre level of greater than 100 iu/ml or||None|
|If after 2 courses and a period of more than 2-4 months after the 2nd course you still cannot raise your titre level above 100 iu/ml than we can accept a signed and stamped letter from your haematology department stating that you are a ‘low responder’.* This can be submitted along with the 2 original serology reports.||None|
|Exposure Prone Procedures (EEP) – Additional Immunisations Required|
|Hep B Surface Antigen||Evidence of a Negative Surface Antigen Test||3 years|
|Hep C||A serology report stating a Negative result. Positive results can be submitted for our occupational health departments review||3 years|
|HIV||Candidates must supply a serology report stating that they test negative for the HIV antibody before they can work in an EPP role||3 years|