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NHS may struggle to meet occupational health targets

The March 2012 target for all NHS occupational health departments to have become accredited under the Faculty of Occupational Medicine's Safe Effective Quality Occupational Health Service (SEQOHS) programme is unlikely to be met, NHS Plus director John Harrison has warned.

During an interview with Occupational Health magazine, Harrison conceded that he expected only 50 to 60 units to be fully accredited by March 2012, which would itself be "a huge achievement".

Nevertheless, more than 100 of the 164 current NHS Plus units already had action plans in place, he added.