The background to SEQOHS

Launched in 2010, SEQOHS sets the standards for occupational health services to deliver a Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service and receive accreditation.

Today, the SEQOHS accreditation scheme is an integral part of the occupational health service landscape and the recognised industry standard.

The SEQOHS standards were inspired by Dame Carol Black's review of the health of Britain's working-age population, 'Working for a healthier tomorrow' (published in March 2008). The review advocated clear standards of practice and formal accreditation of all providers who support people of working age.

The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) led the development of the standards and accreditation process. We oversee the standards and have revised them every few years to incorporate legislative changes, latest ethical considerations and best-practice. The latest review saw updated standards take effect in November 2023.


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The Faculty of Occupational Medicine (FOM) is the professional and educational body for occupational medicine in the UK and seeks to ensure the highest standards of practice.