Occupational Health:Written question - 228636

Q
(Cleethorpes)
Asked on: 05 March 2019
Department for Work and Pensions
Occupational Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential growth of the occupational health market in the event that all employers contracted occupational health services.
A
Answered by: Sarah Newton
Answered on: 13 March 2019

We have not made an assessment that would specifically address this question. However, in 2017, the occupational health market was estimated to be worth around £800m a year.

In 2014, 51% of all GB employees had access to occupational health services provided for by their employer.

We have worked with a wide range of stakeholders, including through our Occupational Health Expert Group, to shape measures to improve access to high quality occupational health. We will set out our proposals in a consultation exercise in 2019.

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