The University of East Anglia wants to provide a safe and healthy workplace for its employees by minimising the risks of people suffering ill-health as a result of work, finding ways to allow people to work despite health problems or disability and promoting a healthy and productive workforce.

We provide a full range of Occupational Health Services for employees who are experiencing health-related difficulties at work. If you are absent from work through illness or if there is a cause for concern about your health, you may be referred to Occupational Health. More information regarding referrals is available in this Staff Referral Information Sheet.

We provide staff with a free confidential 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year service Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for employees, to help them deal with personal and professional issues that could be affecting their home life or work life, health and general wellbeing. 

Staff who use computers or other similar display screen equipment (DSE) for an hour or more continually are entitled, under current Legislation, to request an eye test carried out by a registered Ophthalmic Optician or a Registered Medical Practitioner with suitable qualifications. Eye Test Procedures for Display Screen Equipment Users

There are wellbeing resources available to support and promote the wellbeing of staff.

The Counselling Service also offers a confidential service to staff from all areas of the University who might be looking for assistance with personal or work related problems.

University Safety Services provides advice and guidance on safety, to staff and students.

If you are absent from work for health reasons then our Sickness Absence Guidelines will provide information on the procedures for dealing with sickness absence.

At UEA, in accordance with legislation, all enclosed and substantially enclosed workplaces and public places will be legally required to be smoke free.