Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS)

Hospital staff

06 / 5 / 2014 Midnight

The SEQOHS accreditation scheme is a stand-alone scheme managed by the Royal College of Physicians of London who were selected to lead and manage the process on behalf of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. 

SEQOHS accreditation is the formal recognition that an occupational health service provider has demonstrated that it has the competence to deliver against the measures in the SEQOHS Standards.

The scheme was developed for all occupational health services and providers across the UK in the NHS and Independent Sector.

SEQOHS aims to:

  • enable services to identify the standards of practice to which they should aspire
  • credit good work being done by high quality occupational health services, providing independent validation that they satisfy standards of quality
  • raise standards where they need to be raised
  • help purchasers differentiate occupational health services that attain the desired standards from those that do not.

The standards are grouped into 6 domains that relate to:

  • Business probity (business integrity and financial propriety)
  • Information governance (adequacy and confidentiality of records
  • People (competency and supervision of occupational health staff)
  • Facilities and equipment (safe, accessible and appropriate)
  • Relationships with purchasers (fair dealing and customer focus)
  • Relationships with workers (fair treatment, respect and involvement)

Useful documents

The NHS Health at Work Network offers guidance and examples of accreditation evidence for Standard G, these can be found on their website.

You can download the complete SEQOHS standards as a PDF document from their website.

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