Issue details

Procurement of Occupational Health Services for Herefordshire Council employees

The purpose of this report is to agree arrangements for providing Occupational Health Services specifically for employees of Herefordshire Council with effect from 1 April 2020.

Herefordshire Council has offered Occupational Health Services (including physiotherapy and counselling) to its employees for several years. These services have been delivered through a third-party contract and will expire on 31 March 2020.


The council seeks to promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of its employees, with the goal being to ensure a positive relationship between an employee’s work and health. The council recognises that there are many benefits to occupational health; managing the health and wellbeing of people at work and having access to specialist occupational health practitioners is key to unlocking these benefits.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/10/2019

Decision due: 19 December 2019 by Chief executive

Lead member: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Lead director: Chief executive

Department: Corporate Support Centre

Contact: Lorna Simpson, Employee Relations Business Partner mailto:


The following parties have been informed of the council’s intention to re-tender for its Occupational Health Services contract:

- The council’s current Occupational Health Services

- The council's recognised Trade Unions

There is no requirement to consult formally or more widely in respect of this matter.

Details of any declarations of interest: None