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Occupational Health

Please be advised that information for colleagues regarding Occupational Health services and support has now moved to the new University intranet. Please visit the Occupational Health hub for the latest news, information and resources.

About us

The Occupational Health Service is delivered by a team of health professionals who specialise in the branch of medicine that deals with the relationship between health and work.

We focus on the recognition, prevention and control of the adverse effects of work on health, and the effective management of workplace difficulties caused by ill health. We offer confidential advice and assistance in:

  • Protecting health at work
  • Promoting healthy working conditions
  • Assisting recovery and return to work after illness or injury
  • Improving health and fitness for work

Our services and activities

Our team offers a range of advice, guidance and support to the University, its employees and eligible students. These include: 

  • Advising Human Resources/managers about new appointees who present with potential medical problems.
  • Ill-health medical review/retirement.
  • Assessment and advice for staff working with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
  • Health surveillance determined by risk assessment, covering University staff and eligible students.
  • In house physiotherapy service to treat MSK issues identified in an individual's occupational health assessment.
  • Assessments relating to particular occupations within the University.
  • Assist staff with disabilities to access the resources to complete their work. 
  • Assessment and advice with regard to manual handling/noise/display screen equipment.
  • Pre-training screening for healthcare and medical students.
  • Immunisations for eligible staff and students.
  • Work-related travel advice.
  • Emergency planning.

Opening times 

Our normal hours are 08:30 - 16:30 Monday to Friday.


All consultations are by appointment which are arranged via the Occupational Health Referral process, however if you have any questions or would like to discuss a matter with us, please email us at or call 0113 343 2997

Please note we do not offer a 'walk-in' service or a service for first aid/ emergency medical assistance.  

If you or someone else is in need of urgent medical assistance please seek the help of a first aider in the area or contact Security Services on 0113 34 32222.  

Confidentiality of information 

The University of Leeds Occupational Health Service takes employee confidentiality very seriously.  We treat all information and records with the highest level of confidentiality and discretion.  

Any information about an individual is confidential to the Occupational Health Service and may not be released to a third party without the informed consent in writing of the individual concerned.