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Occupational Health Referrals

Guidance for Schools & Colleges

Find out about the Council’s service in this areaOn this page, logged-in users can download the Schools HR team's guidance on occupational health referrals.

Medigold – Occupational Health providers

The Occupational Health Service (OHS) is run by Medigold and provides advice to headteachers and managers on managing employees with health issues that may affect their performance or attendance at work. Medigold provide both the occupational referral service and pre-employment medical check service. These are online services, however some paper versions are available.

The documents cover the following:

  • Making an occupational health referral
  • Electronic Medical Management Application (EMMA) manual for online referrals
  • Medigold Consent Form
  • Medigold FAQs for staff
  • Health information sheet - Clinical Triage
  • Health information sheet - Companions at Consultations
  • Health information sheet - Management Referral Reports
  • Health information sheet - What makes a good referral...?
  • Information sheet - GP Chase-Up Service

Placement questionnaire – New starters

All new staff are required to complete a placement medical questionnaire as part of their pre-employment checks. The documents cover the following:

  • Placement Assessment Questionnaire
  • Placement Matrix
  • Placement Assessment Screenings - Instructions to Schools
  • Placement Screening Manual - Schools
  • Completing Placement Screening Online Instructions

Medigold - contact details and complaints procedure

The documents cover the following:

  • Health information sheet - Who are we?
  • Medigold Health Contacts
  • Information sheet - Help us to get it right

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Last updated: 
Friday, 3 February, 2017
Last updated: 3 February 2017 by Barry Fong