The University appointed its own internal Occupational Health Adviser in May 2008 having previously subcontracted to an external Occupational Health Company. The Occupational Health service is now firmly established and has imbedded a number of tailored services for the University and its employees. More information on these services can be found by using the vertical menu that appears down the right hand side of this text. Further information on the Occupational Health Mission Statement, Ethical Code and Service Delivery can be found below.
Download a summary factsheet on the University's Occupational Health provision.
Occupational Health Mission Statement (top)
The University of Sunderland Occupational Health Service is committed to promote and maintain the optimum state of physical and psychological well-being by managing health risks at work and providing proactive health strategies. Occupational Health looks at how health can affect work and work affect health.
Occupational Health Ethical Code (top)
The Occupational Health Adviser Sue Wynn will at all times operate within the NMC Code of Professional Conduct, maintaining confidentiality whilst remaining impartial in the management of health issues in the workplace. This creates an environment whereby employees will feel able to raise sensitive issues to enable the university to receive appropriate advice and guidance on fitness to work. Clinical information will only be released to HR Managers/Advisers and management with consent from employees.
The Occupational Health service strives to develop in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive guidance document HSG 257 -Occupational Health Services in Higher and Further Education.
Occupational Health Service Delivery (top)
Occupational Health Clinics are held at both the City and Sir Tom Cowie campus. The changes in service delivery ensure employees referred to the Occupational Health Service can be seen promptly with a service standard of issuing reports to the HR Managers within 5 working days. The Occupational Health Service aims to be flexible to the needs of Faculties/Services/individuals however and will arrange appointments outside of the designated clinics.
The service is not a treatment service; it gives employees the opportunity to discuss in a confidential manner any issues he/she may have regarding their health and its impact on work or work impacting on health.
Occupational Health Adviser
Tel: 0191 5152539
If you would like more information about Occupational Health, or have any concerns about your health at work, please contact the HR Manager team or Health and Safety. Click here to download a copy of the Occupational Health flyer.