Available to all Home Office Police Force Occupational Health units, whether in house or out sourced.

We provide support to all forces to help them meet the Occupational Health Foundation Standards, complete the Occupational Health section of the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework and provide access to regional workshops and a national practitioner network. This is broken down into three areas:

Inform

The ultimate aim of this area of support is to facilitate continuous improvement in occupational health services and therefore, provide positive impacts for the whole policing workforce. It will:

  • Improve occupational health ability to respond to the demands of an evolving policing landscape
  • Help us gather information which will allow us to inform and promote best, safe and effective practice
  • Ensure consistency
  • Enable dialogue within communities of practice and colleague support
  • Raise the profile of occupational heath within policing

This service is available to all Home Office force Occupational Health units, whether they have in-house or out sourced services.

How it works

Following the publication of the Foundation Occupational Health Standards in 2019, forces are now required to complete the Occupational Health section of the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework.

In order to support this, and ensure that forces have access to information and support they need, our team of OH experts are providing support in the following ways:

  • Holding regional workshops with the objective of developing a regional network.
  • Enhancing the information available on Oscar Kilo by development of a “best practice” library of information curated by the National Police Wellbeing Service.
  • Obtaining information from forces by way of force Occupational Health profiles.
  • The formal introduction of the Enhanced and Advanced Occupational Health standards as an additional feature to the Foundation standards, which are due to be published later in 2021.

Access and support

If you are an Occupational Health Practitioner and you want to learn more about this service for your force, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Support and Guidance

This services builds on the inclusion of the Occupational Health Foundation Standards into the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework, to guide and support forces through the process, introducing Enhanced and Advanced levels to forces as they progress.

In order to access this support, forces will need to be actively engaging in the completion of the Occupational Health section of the Blue Light Wellbeing Framework.

How it works

Our team will work with your force and provide support and guidance in the following areas:

  • Provide access to professional OH support relating to the Occupational Health specific section of Blue Light Wellbeing Framework;
  • Give guidance on the provision of evidence;
  • Provide submission reviews and gap analysis;
  • Offer force specific feedback and guidance (face to face if possible) particularly where there are areas of underdevelopment;
  • Help to introduce the Enhanced and Advanced standards as forces achieve fully developed Foundation level;
  • Provide access to information via a community information space;
  • Offer periodic face-to-face or webinar events with the National Police Wellbeing Service team and force Occupational Health teams.

Access and support

If you are an Occupational Health Practitioner or Wellbeing Lead and you want to learn more about this service for your force, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Inter-force Peer Review

Supporting the aim of facilitating continuous improvement in Occupational Health services, this service will build upon the regional groups described in our ‘Inform’ process, and create capability for the network to to undertake peer reviews.

In the future this may potentially extend to an inter-regional function.

How it works

A peer review protocol will be developed to include:

  • A gap analysis of the forces Blue Light Wellbeing Framework;
  • A review of evidence and data;
  • Identification of a SPOC, interactions such as visits and meetings;
  • Production of a report.
  • Presentation of findings

Access and support

This is available to all Home Offices forces occupational health units, whether they have in house or out sourced OH services from January 2022.

If you are an Occupational Health Practitioner, or force Wellbeing Lead, and you want to learn more about this service for your force, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.