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Barnsley Hospital’s Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service has been awarded with the SEQOHS accreditation (Safe, Effective, Quality Occupational Health Service). The accreditation demonstrates that the service has the competence to deliver high standard care.

The accreditation is testimony to the fact that Barnsley’s Occupational Health and Wellbeing service has reached a high standard of achievement in business probity, information governance, people, facilities and equipment, relationships with purchasers, relationships with workers and NHS Standards.

The accreditation will allow Occupational Health and Wellbeing to evidence its high standard, quality service to patients and service users across Barnsley. The service already has 37 contracts with external companies in a variety of sectors, including; education, healthcare, food manufacturing and small to medium local businesses. The accreditation is an excellent example of why organisations should continue to work with the Occupational Health and Wellbeing service.

Sally Bladen, Occupational Health Manager, said: “We continuously work very hard to deliver the best possible service and ensure that everything we do is carried out appropriately. We were first accredited in September 2013 and have a yearly reassessment to ensure that we are still providing an excellent standard of service.

The Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service works to continue to improve by auditing and benchmarking in preparation for annual maintenance and always meeting stakeholder’s requirements. It is a fantastic achievement to receive the SEQOHS accreditation once again.”

The SEQOHS accreditation scheme was developed for all occupational health services and providers across the UK in the NHS and the Independent Sector. Barnsley Hospital’s Occupational Health and Wellbeing services apply for the accreditation every year to ensure that the service is up-to-date.