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February/March 2009 (vol. 05/5)
Will the economic downturn and skills shortages put an end to growth in the market for managed OH services?
Between 2003 and 2007 the UK market for occupational health provision grew by 34%. The Black review recommended an expansion of OH services. Paul Suff finds out whether the sector can continue to expand or whether recession and a lack of skilled personnel will put a halt to growth.
TOWARDS the end of 2008, Rolls Royce became the latest business to outsource its occupational health services. The aerospace firm, which has signed a deal with Atos Healthcare, joins a growing list of private and public sector organisations to shift provision of its OH services to an external supplier. Last year also saw NHS Plus, the network of OH services…
Paul Suff is contributing editor of Occupational Health [at Work].
Author: Suff P
Occupational Health at Work February/March 2009 (vol. 05/5) pp13-16