SEQOHS is a set of standards and a voluntary accreditation scheme for occupational health services in the UK and beyond

SEQOHS stands for ‘Safe, Effective, Quality Occupational Health Service’ and is a set of standards and a voluntary accreditation scheme for occupational health services both in the UK and overseas. This is the formal recognition that shows an occupational health service provider has demonstrated it has the competence to deliver against the measures in the SEQOHS standards.

SEQOHS standards compliance supported by Cohort

Essentially, the ability to report on various aspects of an occupational health service is vital. One of the simplest principles of Cohort is that if the data is in the system, it can be reported on. But did you know that there are other ways in which we can support you in the accreditation and re-validation process, for example:

  • Domain B1 : An OH service must ensure that OH clinical records, wherever held, are maintained to standards which meet legal and regulatory compliance and professional practice
    • Medgate UK as an organisation are ISO27001 accredited
    • Our data center is ISO27001 accredited
    • Data is encrypted in transit using HTTPS (TLS 1.0 or later).
    • Any information at rest within the Cohort Hosted Solution is encrypted to AES-256 using ‘Self Encrypting Drives’ (SEDs)
  • Domain E1 : An OH service must agree with purchasers at the outset, the processes for referrals to the OH service; case management; reporting of cases of occupational disease and any onward referral or workers for further investigation
    • For hosted customers Medgate UK provides a free test environment to enable you to show and to agree with your purchasers how the software will enable the paper free delivery of referrals.
    • The system will also capture referral KPI’s along with bespoke reports which can be written and scheduled to be delivered at agreed times

Our Occupational Health Product Consultant Sue Carty has drafted a paper describing how Cohort V10 underpins the required evidence gathering process whether you are just applying for accreditation, at annual renewal or the re-accreditation stage.

Contact us directly for a copy of this document.