Arrange a medical assessment for one of your employees
Please give us a call or contact us by e-mail if you would like to arrange for an individual medical assessment. This could be for any of the reasons described on our services page.
We try to make this as easy as possible and hope that you will agree to this simple procedure:
A. Send us an e-mail telling us:
- Who the person is, their name, date of birth, job and contact details
- A description of the issue that has prompted the referral
- Any questions that you would like us to answer
- The contact details of the person who should receive our report
B. We will reply with an e-mail saying:
- Where and when the person can be seen
- How much we will charge
- How and when we will provide you with a medical report
C. Following the consultation we will send you a report, after getting the proper consent from your employee.Things you should know:
- Occupational health doctors and nurses are like all health practitioners. They seek to promote the wellbeing of individuals and to respect their confidentiality. Medical opinions will be impartial and objective.
- Employers are entitled to make a reasonable request for their employee to undergo a medical assessment if they suspect a health related issue. The employee can refuse but there may be consequences of that. For example the employer might not be in a position to know how to accommodate a disability or might have to press on and make decisions about employment without having key information.
- Employees are entitled to know what is said and written about them. Occupational health practitioners will discuss the information given to them in the referral process. After a consultation the employee will be told what will be written about them and given an opportunity to see their medical report before it is sent to management, but they will not be able to alter the opinion or content.
- Proper informed consent is needed from the employee before any information coming from a medical consultation can be released to a third party. This is why employees must have an opportunity to see what is written about them. If consent is not given for any reason, or is withdrawn later on, then no information, opinion or report can be disclosed.
- If an agreed appointment is cancelled less than 48 hours in advance, if the employee misses their appointment or if they will not consent to the release of our report then we will still charge the full amount of our fee.
Remember, if there is something you need to discuss at any time you can speak to an occupational health practitioner on the ‘phone.