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Occupational Health: When You Need More Than a GP

Occupational Health: When You Need More Than a GP

General practitioners (GPs) are traditionally an employee’s first port of call when they are unable to attend work due to an illness or health condition and many employers therefore rely on the advice given by the GP in regards to fitness to work and the issue of fit...

How to get the most from an occupational health provider

How to get the most from an occupational health provider

We all want to get good value for our money. Investing in occupational health services is no different in this regard – there is a specific service that is required, yet how useful is it if we aren’t utilising it to its full potential? Maintaining business...

Fatigue and Rest

Fatigue and Rest

Are you feeling like you can’t seem to keep up or catch up with anything nowadays? Deadlines, health, socialising, daily tasks, the demands of your job… you have a lot of responsibilities. In a world that never seems to be fully ‘off’, fatigue is a very real and...

How Does the Workplace Influence Public Health?

How Does the Workplace Influence Public Health?

Businesses in 2021 have had to consider the health of their employees more than ever as they return to the workplace after long periods of uncertain ways of working during the pandemic. What is rarely discussed is the impact that the workplace has on public health –...

What Do We Mean by ‘Right Practitioner First Time’?

What Do We Mean by ‘Right Practitioner First Time’?

Imagine this… A world in which finding the ideal occupational health provider isn’t as soul-crushing and time-consuming as finding petrol in late September/early October. Does it sound like a fantasy? For many employers, it can seem like one. Hours of trawling through...

How Neurodiverse Is Your Workforce and Why Does It Matter?

How Neurodiverse Is Your Workforce and Why Does It Matter?

It’s estimated that around 1 in 7 people are neurodivergent in the UK1. So why aren’t we talking about it more? Discussions around diversity and inclusion in the workplace have increased considerably over the past few years, yet neurodiversity is often overlooked. The...

What Are Health Inequalities and Why Do They Exist?

What Are Health Inequalities and Why Do They Exist?

Did you know that people in the most deprived areas of England were 4x more likely to die prematurely from cardiovascular diseases, and 2.2x more likely to die from cancer than people living in the least deprived areas between 2017 to 20191? Shocking, huh? Yet the...

The Healthy Unwell – The Rise of Presenteeism

The Healthy Unwell – The Rise of Presenteeism

The Healthy Unwell – The Rise of Presenteeism   How many times have you shown up to work without actually being there? Presenteeism – showing up for work without being productive, due to ill health or poor mental health – is hardly a new phenomenon. With the rise of...

A Workplace Guide to Non-Visible Disabilities

A Workplace Guide to Non-Visible Disabilities

When people speak about disabilities, it often conjures up an image of a wheelchair, hearing aid, or an assistive device. These are examples of very visible disabilities. Non-visible disabilities such as physical, mental, or neurological conditions that can’t be seen...

Women’s Health – We Need to Do More

Women’s Health – We Need to Do More

Gender diverse businesses are 25% more likely to financially outperform their counterparts1. Businesses, however, continue to unknowingly and knowingly work against women by overlooking women’s health in the workplace. Mental health, endometriosis, menopause, prenatal...

Women’s Wellbeing in Male-Dominated Industries

Women’s Wellbeing in Male-Dominated Industries

Women’s Wellbeing in Male-Dominated Industries Did you know that women employed in traditionally male-dominated occupations such as medicine have higher rates of suicide than other employed women?1 The main risk factors that research has unearthed are poor health and...

The anxious employee and returning to work

The anxious employee and returning to work

“Oh my god, was the office always this stressful?” “Why has my desk moved?” “Why am I now hotdesking when I had my own desk before?” “Why was I one of the few employees that were furloughed, what will my colleagues think of me?” “Should I go and say hello to Sharon,...

Managing Long-Term Sickness Absence – What Is Reasonable?

Managing Long-Term Sickness Absence – What Is Reasonable?

As an employer, you need to take a certain level of care and sensitivity towards long-term sickness absence in the workplace. It can be a slippery slope when it comes to making adjustments for their return, though. Whilst most employers are aware of the necessity of...

Why We Need to Talk About Women’s Health

Why We Need to Talk About Women’s Health

Birth control. Menopause. Endometriosis. Menstruation. Only a few terms relating to women’s health, and often, enough to make people so uncomfortable that they avoid the conversation entirely. Historically, women’s health has been treated as a hush-hush topic, from...

Male Suicide in Male-Dominated Industries

Male Suicide in Male-Dominated Industries

The suicide rate for men in England and Wales hit a two-decade high in 20191, with men accounting for nearly three-quarters of suicide deaths registered. Men aged 45-49 are at the highest risk of suicide, and as discussed in our blog post around men’s  mental health,...

Wellbeing: What Is It, and How Can You Assess It?

Wellbeing: What Is It, and How Can You Assess It?

It’s a question that is not so straightforward to answer. Think about it, what is wellbeing? You may think you know, but… Every man and his dog will have a different idea of what wellbeing is. For healthy Harry, wellbeing is about a physical health perspective:...

Why are So Many Businesses Pivoting?

Why are So Many Businesses Pivoting?

You couldn’t look anywhere without seeing the word ‘pivot’ at the beginning of the pandemic (right alongside ‘unprecedented’). Yet, even as we move on towards life outside of lockdowns and sudden measures, businesses continue to pivot drastically. We’re not talking...

Non-Covid Health Inequalities

Non-Covid Health Inequalities

Health inequality has been a key point of discussion during the pandemic, with disadvantaged communities being hit hard by Covid-19. With so much of the present discussion resting on Covid-19 health inequalities, there is little room left to discuss health...

What is Occupational Health?

What is Occupational Health?

What is Occupational Health? Occupational Health is often confused with the more traditional occupational health and safety or safety services of yesteryear and for many is an enigma of a service, never truly owned or managed well by any one department and rightly...

Covid Burnout: Spending More, Saving Less

Covid Burnout: Spending More, Saving Less

Find yourself buying takeaway more than you were taking Zoom calls during lockdowns? Or maybe making an impulse buy and staring longingly out of the window for the Yodel driver to knock on your door and run away with your parcel when you don’t answer after 0.5...

FAQ

I’m an Occupational Health Assessment Provider, is Simply People right for me?

Yep, you’ll fit right in. We have professionals covering a range of different Occupational Health disciplines, everyone from those delivering driver medicals to physiotherapy and everything in between. Once registered you’ll be able to search all of the different business categories.

How do I know that you’ll be able to help me, in my specific niche?

Combined our team and advisors have over 50 years experience of both growing and procuring the services of OH businesses. We have experience, the contacts on both sides of the fence, and the technology in between to support your business needs.

As our community and network continues to grow, this will only improve. We’re confident in our ability to deliver value for the variety of Occupational Health business owners that we serve.

I see that you’re based in the Northwest, do I have to be based there to use Simply People?

Nope - our network spans the length and breadth of the UK and is continuing to grow. We’re a tech business at our core, so our services are all able to be delivered digitally and remotely to people wherever they’re based. We’re also planning more localised community events and local meetups across different parts of the country, these will be virtually at present, but also physically in time. Oh, and if you ever are in the area, feel free to pop in for a cuppa!