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February/March 2018 (vol. 14/5)

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Inadequate OH Provision

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Hospital group prosecuted for insufficient provision of occupational health services

A major private hospital group was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive for a failure to make adequate provision of OH professionals to ensure the health and safety of workers and members of the public. Occupational Health [at Work] spoke to the inspector who led the prosecution to explore the reasons the HSE took this landmark case

IN the December 2017/January 2018 edition of Occupational Health [at Work] we reported that private healthcare group Ramsay Health Care (UK) Operations Ltd (RHC) had been fined £550,000 after it failed to act on concerns raised by one of its occupational health (OH) nurses and did not make adequate OH provision to protect its staff and the public1

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2018 (vol. 14/5) pp15-19

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