The occupational health team at Oxford Health NHS FT has been recognised for the high standard of service it provides its staff with a nationally recognised accreditation.

The team has achieved Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) Accreditation following a successful inspection by the organisation that is supported and recommended by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Roz O’Neil, head of occupational health at the trust, said: “This accreditation sets out our commitment to continual improvement for the way the occupational health team works by accommodating changes in professional guidance to ensure best practice is met in line with current and changing legislation to enable a gold standard service delivery.

“The benefits of this accreditation are not just for our staff, but also for our service users and patients, as evidence indicates that a well looked after workforce is one that provides better care and in line with Lord Darzi’s High Quality Care for All: NHS Next Stage Review (2008) confirms Government support for provider accreditation schemes in the NHS.

“We are also particularly proud of the recognition as we are the first true nurse-led service in the South Central region.”

For more information about the SEQOHS Accreditation, visit the SEQOHS website here.