Human Resources

Occupational Health Service

What is Occupational Health?

'The promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social wellbeing of workers in all occupations by preventing departures from health, controlling risks and the adaptation of work to people and people to their jobs.'
Professor Dame Carol Black, FRCP - Adviser to the British Government on Work and Health (2006-2016)


The University’s Occupational Health Service provides advice to managers and individuals on work related health problems and health problems that can affect work. Occupational Health is a distinct branch of health care which specialises in the relationship between work and health.  The University's Occupational Health Service provides advice to managers and individuals on work related health problems and health problems that can affect work, further to a referral from a Manager.

Advice to management will only include medical information with the consent of the employee but will mainly focus on advice regarding work fitness and any adjustments that might support the employee.

The Occupational Health Service consists of the Occupational Health Manager and a team of 2 part-time and one full-time Occupational Health Nurses.  An Occupational Health Physician visits the University 2 mornings per week.  

All information kept by the University's Occupational Health Service is held in line with the University's Data Retention Policy. For further information, please read the Occupational Health Privacy Statement (pdf).

Health Updates

Zika Virus:  If travelling abroad on University business to areas affected by Zika virus please see the relevant information on the following websites: NathnacPublic Health England and NHS Choices 

Those who are pregnant and with serious health problems should take advice from a health professional and consider avoiding travel to these areas.

Others should protect themselves by using all usual bite avoidance measures and contact their GP and Occupational Health further to illness whilst away.

Ebola:  Information for Universities has been provided by Public Health England Ebola Advice document from Public Health England - 16th February 2015  For more information view the NHS Choices website

Meningitis: information for University students Signs of Meningitis information from Public Health England

Please be aware that Occupational Health does not provide General Practice services or first aid

Contact us:

To contact the Occupational Health Service, please ring our Reception on 023 9284 3187 or email:

Health Promotion and wellbeing campaigns 2018


  World Blood Donor day - 14th June 2018 - World Health Organization
  Mental Health Awareness Week - 14th -20th May 2018 - Stress: are we coping?
  Mini Mental Health MOT for Mental Health Awareness week 14-20 May 2018
  Bowel Cancer Awareness month - April 2018
  Male Cancer Awareness week - 2nd-8th April 2018
  National Heart Month - February 2018

Mole and skin checking clinics 2018

Further to the ongoing popularity of the mole and skin checking clinics, three sessions have been arranged for this year. The clinics are co-ordinated by and facilitated in Occupational Health, and run by Specialist Dermatology Nurses from Portsmouth Hospitals Trust.  If you are a member of staff, we welcome you to take advantage of this service.  Just take 10 minutes out of your day to come along if you are concerned about the change in size or shape of any moles or any skin changes.  Please ring ext 3187 to book an appointment.

The last clinic for this year will be on Wednesday 5th September 2018.

Blood donation

If you would like to consider donating blood, please access the following link to find sessions in your local area;

Health Promotion & Wellbeing campaigns 2018 [Acrobat (.pdf) - 114kb Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:14:00 BST]