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*UPDATED* Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions in place.

Management Referrals

Change to routine activity

In response to Covid-19, the Occupational health service has had to modify  the way we deliver the management referral aspect of our service. We are currently operating a reduced service. More details can be found on our Covid-19 information page.


Due to Covid-19 we are having to modify the way we deliver the management referral aspect of our service.  Please be aware that  we are operating a limited management referral service and are no longer able to accept all routine management referrals.

Revised Management Referral criteria:

  • For urgent referrals for serious cases such as terminal illness or other serious illness please continue to refer as normal.
  • consideration of ill health retirement. 
  • long term absences.
  • significant underlying health issues impacting on workplace health (Please note for underlying health issues in relation to Covid-19, the NHS GG&C risk assessment process should be followed)
  • significant mental health issues e.g anxiety, depression. (Please note staff members who are anxious or stressed  regarding Covid-19 should be directed to the dedicated Covid staff support service Staff Support Line Information).

If the referral is in relation to an imminent return to work the line manager should explore the details of this with their member of staff in the first instance.  If there is any concern regarding potential residual symptoms that may impact on their ability to deliver their normal role you may wish to consider whether modified duties may be feasible.

A phased return may also enable a more successful transition back to work. The new Once for Scotland attendance policy enables a 4 week phased return on full pay NOT requiring the use of accrued leave. 

All referrals considered non-essential will not be dealt with at present. 

If after following these steps you still require further guidance, please discuss this with the OH department preferably by email in the first instance [email protected] or by telephone on 0141 201 0600. 

Appointments will be carried out by telephone or using the Attend Anywhere video consultation service.

More information regarding the Attend Anywhere service can be found in this Leaflet 

Irritation from FRSM/Surgical Masks

Please do not submit a management referral form if a staff member is experiencing irritation from wearing a surgical or FRSM mask. Further Guidance on prevention and management of skin irritation can be found here 

For further advice contact the nursing team on 0141 201 0594.

The Occupational Health Service provides a management referral service providing support & advice to both the employee and the employer. This service is for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde only. 

All referrals should be completed using the form below and sent to [email protected]

An automated out of office delivery report will be sent once we receive the form. We are unable to respond to specific requests regarding receipt of referral forms. 

Further guidance on completing the management referral form can be found in the Attendance Management section or in the Management & Self-referral to Occupational Health: Guidance for Managers.

Managers can now refer employees to the Alcohol and  Substance Nurse as part of the management referral process. 

Forms & Leaflets

Management Referral Form (Please save on your PC before sending to OH)

Management Referral Form - Guidance for Completion

Management & Self-Referral to Occupational Health: Guidance for Managers. 

Management Referral Information Leaflet

Attend Anywhere Leaflet


Attend Anywhere Appointments

Should you have an appointment already arranged via Attend Anywhere software, then you may access the virtual waiting area using this link:


We suggest using the link a few minutes before your appointment time. Please note that you must use Google Chrome or Apple Safari internet browser.


Last Updated: 17 February 2021