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H6. Staff Health Checks
1 January, 2013
Submitted: 29 April, 2013
How many of your employees have used the staff health check offer? If unknown, please explain why.
Employee Health and Wellbeing is a key consideration of HNE.
We have over the last 3 years ensured that all of our staff have received on-site ‘blood pressure’ and ‘healthy heart checks’.
We are also ensuring that all staff are offered Hep A/B vaccinations. Where the GP is unwilling to provide this to the staff member at zero cost (because they are a front line practitioner) HNE will meet this cost.
Staff also have access to Hep B/C and Syphilis/HIV testing (pre and post test counselling). Sexual health advice and Chlamydia screening. This service is provided by Lifeline/ TPA.
HNE provide all staff with 6-8 weekly clinical supervision, provided by a BACP accredited counsellor.
HNE has also sent a circular to all staff reminding them of ‘flu vaccination’ which is often recommended to front line practitioner within the health and social care sector.
We have developed a partnership with Teesside University, Dental Practice, which will take onto their lists our service users, volunteers and staff. This has meant improved oral health for individuals, who previously did not have access to dentistry for a variety of reasons.
We continue to encourage staff to undertake NHS life-check as part of our health and wellbeing strategy. So far 6 has taken part. We have provided and offered the following screening services in partnership with our colleagues within the health arena: Healthy heart checks - cardio-vascular health with the PCT, Blood pressure checks, Stroke Association and Dental health checks, Teesside University Dental Practice, flu fronline vaccination programme.
We also have a harm minimisation nurse who work from our premises once a month and is on hand to provide service users and volunteers with blood borne virus screening, testing and vaccination. In addition, the following services are offered: full health assessment, health advice, risk minimisation, wound care advice, sexual health advice, Chlamydia screening, advice on long-term illnesses such as asthma and diabetes.
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