Occupational Health Services are not part of the General Medical Services contract.
Occupational Risk Classification
Patients working in the following professions or similar are classed as having an occupational risk of contracting Hepatitis B (and other diseases).
- Medical Professional (ie: nurse, doctor, paramedic, medical student, dentist)
It is the employers' responsibility to assess their employee's risk and it is therefore, the employers' duty to make appropriate arrangements to protect their employees.
The practice is not allowed to accept money for occupational health services from registered patients. The practice also has no obligation to protect patients for the purpose of occupational health unless the patient is a health care worker who will be working abroad in an area of high prevalence of Hepatitis B. In this circumstance you will be asked to provide the practice with documentation to prove employment has been accepted and your place of work is located in a high risk area.
The employer should find suitable arrangements to have their employees vaccinated, usually within the setting of an occupational health department which they have an agreement with.
We therefore, do not offer any occupational health services to registered patients unless specified above. We can provide information on locating a local provider for these services.
Should you require MMR vaccination, irrelevant of the reason, you should be able to receive it under the NHS if you meet the following criteria; have never had an MMR or have only had one MMR. We cannot perform antibody tests for registered patients.
Non Registered Patients
The practice can accept non registered patients and provide certain services for the purpose of occupational health as a private service.
All vaccinations are purchased on a named patient basis and these fees are inclusive of a consultation fee.
Refunds Policy: We can not offer refunds for vaccines purchased on a named patient basis.