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Our staff Occupational Health Provider is changing
MCL Medics will now be providing both Occupational Health (OH) and an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for ENU colleagues.
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We’re very pleased to announce that following the end of our contract with Optima Health and an extensive review supported by ENUs procurement team, MCL Medics will now be providing both Occupational Health (OH) and an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for ENU colleagues.

MCL Medics are a trusted provider with a partnership ethos that strongly aligns to the type of service we want to be able to offer to our colleagues and we hope we can maximise our offering by combining both our OH and EAP services with one provider.

Service provision from Optima will cease on Friday 13 January 2023 and MCL will resume the service from Monday 16 January 2023.

As we transition away from Optima to MCL Medics we do not expect disruption to OH services and any colleagues currently in receipt of assistance will be contacted about transitioning over to our new provider over the course of the new few weeks.

You can find out more about MCL Medics and our Employee Assistance Programme here. More information about MCL Medics' OH offerings and how you can benefit from them will be issued over the coming weeks. In the meantime, please be assured that we intend to manage the transition as seamlessly as possible and if you have any health needs that require additional support please do not hesitate to contact humanresources@napier.ac.uk or reach out to your line manager directly.

Important Information about your data and transfer of medical records:

As part of the transition from one provider to another, there is a requirement for any medical records or information held on our employees to be transferred from Optima Health to MCL Medics. Please review the information below to understand what this means for you and your data.

It is a requirement of the Data Protection Act 1998 to notify you that individual employee Occupational Health Records will be transferred to MCL Medics. 

The transfer of records will enable our occupational health and health surveillance programme to continue uninterrupted and allow MCL Medics to offer impartial medical advice to help staff and managers address any health issues which may impact on wellbeing at work. 

MCL Medics is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act and the Access to Medical Records and Reports Act.

You have a legal right to object to your occupational health records being transferred to MCL Medics. However, it is important to note that objecting to this transfer of occupational health records could prevent MCL Medics from providing you with a full range of occupational health services. Please be assured that any transfer will be undertaken in line with current ethical guidelines and in such a way as to ensure confidentiality at all times. Medical-in-confidence records will only be seen by the sending and receiving occupational health providers.

If you wish to object to the transfer of your occupational health records please outline your objection in writing to humanresources@napier.ac.uk by Monday 30th January 2023.

If you object to the transfer of your medical records, they will be archived by our current supplier and retained on their systems as per the appropriate legal retention period.

If you do not contact us by Monday 30th January 2023, implied consent to the transfer will be assumed.


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