Occupational Health Tender Oldham
- Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.
- FCHO Occupational Health Contract
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- First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) was formed in February 2011 as a result of a voluntary stock transfer from Oldham Council, FCHO currently manage approx 11,800 properties in and around the Oldham area. The make up of the staffing group comprises office based staff, including a contact centre operation, repairs operatives working in joinery, plumbing, electrical and wet trades. The organisation also has a group of manual staff working in caretaking and property cleansing.
FCHO are seeking to procure an Occupational Health Service for the organisation and its colleagues. The service is accountable to the HR Manager. The Contractor will undertake health examinations and provide reports on fitness to work and other related health matters to the employer, organise routine health surveillance for relevant staff such as Hand Arm Vibration Screening and routine checks in relation to asbestos.
The purpose of the service for FCHO is to
– Promote and support the physical and mental wellbeing of colleagues
– Carry out routine occupational health assessments on request of the HR service, including new starter health assessment
– Carry out routine health screening as appropriate to different posts and work types
– Deliver health promotion initiatives in conjunction with FCHO including individual health “MOTs” and well being at work campaigns and initiatives.
– To carry out assessments for ill health retirement within the Local Government Pensions Scheme
Model of Service Delivery required by FCHO
– All assessments to place on FCHO premises
– FCHO will provide an occupational health office (that is shared with other health providers such as counselling providers)
– Routine Occupational Health Assessment – 1 day per week nurse led occupational health sessions and the equivalent of 3 days per month (36 days per year) occupational health physician time to be utilised as necessary on site in minimum blocks of half days by arrangement.
– Health Campaigns – approximately 30 minutes per employee per year of nurse time, circa 230 hours.
– Health Screening and assessment such as HAVS (Hand Arm Vibration Screening) – as required for the workforce. FCHO is looking for proposals in this area.
– All appointing and administration beyond initial referral from FCHO to be carried out by the contractor.
– All reports to be submitted to FCHO in electronic format.
– FCHO to be able to seek reports from GPs independently of the contractor if appropriate
– FCHO to maintain own list of physiotherapists or counsellors for use as appropriate
– FCHO expressly does not wish to use a triage system of appointing where the contractor determines whether nurse or physician report is appropriate. FCHO is to retain control of this determination.
– FCHO to retain control of re-appointing and repeat visits. Where reappointment is made at the request of the occupational health physician or nurse there is to be no requirement for a referral to be submitted by FCHO.
FCHO anticipates the level of spend to be between £35,000 and £55,000 per year. FCHO is looking to procure a 3 year contract with an option to extend for a further 2 years based on performance.
- Mrs Fiona Summerscales
- Email Address:
- Broadway House
- 29/05/2012 14:00
- 03/07/2012 12:00
- 36 (months)
- 24 (months)