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Frequently Asked Questions

I do not feel well, can I still attend for my vaccination?

Yes if you just have a mild infection e.g. a cold. Please do not attend if you feel very unwell, have a temperature or are being treated with any antibiotics. To change an appointment, please contact Occupational Health on 0141 201 0600.

What do I do if I have had a needlestick or similar injury?

You should carry out first aid immediately and report the injury to whoever is in charge of your clinical area. Further guidance is available at our Needlestick & Similar Injury page. All incidents should be reported to Occupational Health as soon as possible after they occur on 0141 201 0595.

Can I self-refer to Occupational Health?

Yes, you can self-refer for a number of services including advice, physiotherapy, counselling and the alcohol & drug nurse clinic. Go to our Self-Referral & Counselling page for further information on what is available & how to arrange an appointment. Please note we do not provide written reports back to managers from these appointments.

Are counselling services available to staff?

Yes all staff can access free & confidential counselling from fully trained counsellors via the Occupational Health Service. To make an appointment call, 0141 201 0600.  You can also find a number of helpful resources in our Resource Hub.

Can I get physiotherapy?

There is an Occupational Health Physiotherapy service which staff can access by completing a self-referral form.  Priority will be given to those staff who are absent from work, those who have suffered a musculoskeletal injury whilst at work and those who are about to go off work. Further details on this service can be found on our Occupational Health Physiotherapy Service page.

What are Exposure Prone Procedures (EPP)?

Exposure Prone Procedures (EPP) include procedures where the health workers’ gloved hand may be in contact with sharp instruments, needle tips or sharp tissues inside a patients body cavity, wound or confined anatomical space where the hands or fingertips may be not be completely visible at all times. Taking bloods and inserting cannula’s are not EPP procedures.

I have been referred by my manager, what does this involve?

Information on management referrals and what happens at these appointments can be found at our Management Referral site or by accessing our Management Referral Leaflet. 

How can I get a copy of my immunisation records?

You need to request this in writing, please send a letter with your full name, Date of Birth, Address and signature to: Occupational Health Service, 6th Floor, West Glasgow ACH, Dalnair Street, Glasgow, G3 8SJ. 

Can Occupational Health fast track any treatment I require?

The Occupational Health Service is unable to fast track any NHS referral or fund any private referrals.

I think I need a car parking permit due to health reasons, how do I apply for one?
At present, the car parking permit on health grounds policy is under review and the Occupational Health Service is only able to issue supportive letters for permits on a 4 month basis. You need to complete an application form. Please contact the nursing team on 0141 201 0600 for further advice. 

I don’t think I can attend my appointment, what do I do?

Please contact our appointments line on 0141 201 0600 to make, change or cancel an appointment.