MOHS was established in 1962 as a registered charity to provide quality occupational health services and medical provision to organisations and businesses in both the private and public sectors.
As an independent provider, we have the strength in depth to deliver bespoke and proactive solutions, tailored to a client’s requirements and budgets, and clinical support to resolve workplace health issues.
Our clients include a wide range of organisations in both the public and private sectors including housing associations, educational institutions, blue chip organisations and SMEs.
Relationships with our clients
Our key strength is our ability to forge strong and long-lasting relationships with our clients and their employees. Our approach is based on close client contact to ensure consistent, reliable and relevant processes that are well coordinated and managed, and delivered in accordance with corporate policies and procedure and legislative guidelines.
We focus on identifying and preventing health issues, restoring good health and promoting wellbeing in the workplace through our extensive range of market leading services:
- Occupational health
- Health surveillance
- Medical assessments
- Absence management
- First aid at work training
- Health & safety courses / assessments
- Travel health and vaccination centre
- Employee wellbeing & health promotion
- Mental health awareness / training courses
Our team of occupational health physicians, advisors, technicians and administrators all work together closely, sharing expertise and best practice.
As a registered charity, we are committed to the ethos of social enterprise. Any surplus income is reinvested into our business to allow continual development and service improvement.
To ensure contemporary and relevant occupational health and wellbeing by:
- measuring and meeting the needs of our clients
- assuring affordable and efficient care for their employees
- evolving the excellence of our clinical teams and their resources
- To provide a comprehensive service in occupational health, medical expertise, employee wellbeing and health and safety training.
- To incorporate a high-quality bespoke service, sustaining all client needs and expectations.
- To continue committing to quality management systems, meeting all the requirements of ISO 9001 and SEQOHS, and to continuous improvement.
- To further develop client satisfaction and other KPI activity.
- To share best practice and benchmarking activity.
MOHS is ISO compliant in quality management and has SEQOHS accreditation (click here to find out more and view our accreditation certificates).
These accreditations ensure our clients receive the best practice standards as well as having structures and processes in place to adapt quickly and easily to legislative changes.
Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
MOHS is committed to the integration of social and environmental concerns into our business operations and into our interaction with our stakeholders on a voluntary basis.
We intend that CSR should become embedded, where appropriate, into our policies and practices, to the benefit of staff as well as the wider community.
Read our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy in full.
History of MOHS
Fast forward to today, and the business currently employs 35 people and looks after the health of approximately 50,000 employees around the country.
In 1987, the company underwent the first of two major rebrands when it changed its name to ‘The Midlands Occupational Health Service Ltd’ to embrace the burgeoning services sector and acknowledge the shift away from heavy industry and manufacturing.
Two decades later, in 2009, the company’s second significant rebranding took place when the corporate name was changed to ‘MOHS Workplace Health Ltd’ to more accurately reflect the changing times as more companies sought health promotion and wellbeing services as well as occupational health.The company also designed a new corporate logo and marketing strapline.It’s been more than half a century since that small group of philanthropists pooled their time, money, expertise and contacts to help create a healthier environment for a handful of factories.
As demand for its health services expanded beyond West Bromwich and Smethwick, it was decided to change the name to ‘The West Midlands Industrial Health Service Ltd’, in 1966.
A year before, the business had purchased a double fronted property at 83 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich – where it still is today – after outgrowing its rented accommodation.
Over the years, both houses on either side of the original property have been bought and converted into additional offices, consulting rooms and training areas. A large car park at the rear of the properties was also created.
Originally called ‘The West Bromwich, Smethwick & District Manufacturers’ Occupational Health Service Ltd’, the charity’s founding member and first chairman, Mr Cecil George Pettit, secured a grant of £40,000 from the Nuffield Foundation to start things off.
A year after recruiting staff and finding suitable rented premises in West Bromwich town centre, the business started trading in 1963 by sending nurses into local factories and foundries on a daily or weekly basis.
Setting up as a charity
MOHS Workplace Health was established in August 1962, as a charity by a group of Black Country industrialists who met regularly to discuss important issues of the day.
One of these issues was their concern over the lack of nursing and first aid provision for local workers in the many factories and foundries operating at the time.
Larger businesses had their own inhouse nurses but smaller operations could not afford to employ full time health cover for their workforce; and the workers themselves could not afford to go sick either, if they fell ill or were injured at work.