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Opinion: Fit for purpose?

Assessing the Health and Work Service


The BMA’s Occupational Medicine Committee is concerned that the government’s forthcoming Health and Work Service, as currently envisaged, could damage existing occupational health provision. Its chair, Dr Paul Nicholson, explains.        

THE recent Occupational Health [At Work] poll shows that only a small minority of respondents (18%) believe that the government’s forthcoming Health and Work Service (HWS) will be effective1. When the service was first …        

Dr Paul J Nicholson is an occupational physician and chair of the BMA Occupational Medicine Committee.

Author: Nicholson P J


Occupational Health at Work December/January 2013/2014 (vol. 10/4) pp42-44

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