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The University Occupational Health Service (OHS) is updating its IT / database system. 


Benefits of the new OHS IT system

  • The upgraded system (OPAS-G2) is designed for role-based access 
  • Managers will be able to access OPAS-G2 with a unique log-in to make online referrals, which will speed up processing of the referral.  The status of referrals can be communicated to the manager / referrer via the application / system. 
  • Appointments (face to face, telephone or web consultations) will be offered by OHS and automated notifications by email and/or text message can be sent to individuals and the referrer.

Implementation of the new OHS IT system

There will need to be a period of transition whilst training and log ins are provided to managers / service users.  Due to current resourcing capacity, the OHS will continue accepting management referrals using the existing system from 21 August 2023. Further information and instructions about using the IT system will be issued in the next few weeks.

Where to get help:

Contact information:

To report an exposure to a biological  / chemical agent or a recent sharps/splash during office hours (8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday) please contact Occupational Health

To report an incident outside of office hours – please follow local / departmental procedures.

Further advice is available at:

During office hours call 01223 336594

Out of hours:

  • report the incident to your supervisor and DSO
  • attend Addenbrooke’s  or your nearest Emergency Department for assessment and advice
  • contact OH on the next working day for further assessment, follow up advice and treatment


Occupational Health is not an emergency service.  For urgent Mental Health support please contact your GP  / NHS 111

Further advice is available at:

Emergency Contacts | Staff Counselling Centre (

For urgent advice, call 111 and choose option 2 or visit your nearest hospital Emergency Department

For OH general queries send us an email.

If you have any concerns regarding an existing management referral please contact Occupational Health

For any Safety-related queries, please contact the University Safety Office

For advice regarding any Communicable Disease queries, please contact the Covid Helpdesk