Network Rail extends healthcare contract

Network Rail is to provide 34,000 members of staff with an enhanced range of occupational health and wellbeing services.

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In an extension of its existing contract with Bupa, the provider will now carry out periodic track safety and signaller medicals, drug and alcohol screening and health surveillance for night workers, staff exposed to noise or those at risk from hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Network Rail already has sickness absence management services, return-to-work interviews for staff and reporting methods provided by Bupa.