Are you one of the 43% of firms who’ve had staff absent for more than 4 weeks?

Hopefully this isn’t you and everyone is in work today being very productive. If that’s not the case and you’re worrying about how to get staff back to work then it’s probably time to get in touch… 

We can offer a FREE needs analysis meeting to discuss all of your requirements and any of those tricky absence issues you may have!

We have a network of branches across the North West – Liverpool, Wirral, Lancaster, Wigan, Barrow, Garstang and Ellesmere Port – where we are able to hold appointments with clients.

  • To find out more about how FOHCUS can help, please contact our Merseyside team on 0151 601 2444 or our Lancashire/Cumbria team on 01524 844011 or email:
Why employers use occupational health

Why employers use occupational health

Newly published research from two Government departments has highlighted the key reasons why businesses partner with occupational health (OH) providers.

The Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health and Social Care teamed up to conduct a survey of employers.

The ‘Employers’ Motivations and Practices’ survey showed that the situations in which OH was most commonly used were:

  • Supporting staff with mental or physical ill health;
  • Supporting a return to work;
  • Attracting and retaining talent;
  • Investigating under-performance or poor conduct;
  • Verifying medical statements or health surveillance.

The survey went on to reveal that the most common services for dealing with these situations were:

  • Counselling;
  • Physiotherapy;
  • Work station assessment;
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
  • Physical health screening or assessment.

The report also highlighted the reasons why employers were most likely to engage OH services. The three principal reasons were:

  • To comply with legal and regulatory requirements;
  • To reduce costs and improve business efficiency;
  • To support and improve employee health and wellbeing.

The research also showed that those employers which had invested in a long-term approach to occupational health were more likely to see the benefits of such a service and the implications in terms of enhanced productivity and improved employee wellbeing and happiness.

FOHCUS works with companies to put in place bespoke wellbeing plans from a clinician’s perspective.

We recognise that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work as every business has different requirements depending on the nature of their work and the sector in which they operate.

We have established ourselves as the North West’s leading provider of occupational health services with a simple and straightforward message.

Our team is here to work with organisations to ensure that their employees are healthy, safe and productive.

We work with a range of sectors including education, manufacturing, assembly, haulage, construction and high-tech, providing bespoke packages of care and advice, based on the needs of the employer and the requirement of its staff.

  • To arrange your free company health check, call 0151 601 2444 or email:

To read the ‘Employers’ Motivations and Practices’ report in full go to: