HR services for schools and academies
Through Schools’ Choice, schools and academies can access occupational health services provided by Health Partners (formerly known as Duradiamond). They provide a range of services including medical advice related to work issues, health assessments for new starters and more.
The occupational health service is delivered by a team of health professionals who have specialised in occupational medicine, the branch of medicine that deals with the relationship between health and work.
Health Partners’ services can be accessed via their secure online portal. Customers are given a unique, secure login and password which allows them to:
- Submit or track a pre-employment health screening check using the Health Partners Fit4Jobs service for new employees
- Make or track an occupational health referral for existing employees
Using their medical triage process, Health Partners determine what sort of appointment is appropriate and alert the referring manager to the details of the appointment. They also provide written advice to the referring manager following the consultation with the employee, subject to the strict guidelines regarding medical information and confidentiality.
Occupational health reports may make recommendations for further treatment options, such as counselling, physiotherapy or cognitive behavioural therapy, and may also recommend seeking additional information from an employee’s GP or specialist.
Health Partners will also support subscribing schools by undertaking pension and ill health retirement assessment.
Health Partners’ secure portal can be accessed via this link, https://portal.duradiamondhealth.com/#/. Please have your unique username and password to hand whenever you want to access the system.