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Occupational health services exist to keep staff safe and healthy. Horseracing depends on a fit and healthy workforce and working at racing yards, studs and racecourses can be physically and mentally demanding. Consequently, the health of those who keep the show on the road is paramount.

Racing’s Occupational Health Service aims to reduce staff sickness and ill health, provide accident and injury support and rehabilitation and ultimately help people return to work.  It also provides treatment for a range of physical and mental health conditions. Crucially, the service is free to employers and employees and any recommended treatment will be fully funded.  Wherever possible treatment will be provided in partnership with recommended physiotherapists. Services offered are;

    • Tailored advice & treatment.
    • Return to work plans.
    • Stable and workplace talks.

Racing Welfare is delivering the service as part of its Workforce Wellbeing Programme with funding from The Racing Foundation. Referrals can be made by employers, via self-referral and from other health professionals.  Anyone referred will be offered an initial assessment with an Occupational Health Nurse who will make recommendations.  If required then any treatment will be arranged through Racing’s Occupational Health Service.

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