Occupational Health Services

At Occupational Health Services we genuinely care about what we do. We pride ourselves on our expert knowledge, years of experience and our ability to carry out a premium service through conducting thorough assessments and providing practical, evidence-based advice. We are Management Referral specialists.

With vast experience in occupational health, our customers are reassured that we are providing them with credible and robust advice that they can trust, and act on confidently when having to make difficult business decisions.

Our team at occupational health services

We are a friendly team of occupational health practitioners with years of expertise across a wide range of industries. We look to build strong relationships with our clients while keeping the needs of you and your business in mind, with thorough assessments and evidence-based reporting all with a fast turnaround time.

The right fit for your business

We understand that all businesses are different and that one size doesn’t fit all, and we enjoy providing occupational health services, especially for SMEs. We take the time to understand your unique needs and offer ad-hoc services to meet your specific business and budgetary needs.

We work alongside a professional network of associates which include occupational health specialists such as occupational health physicians (Accredited Specialists in Occupational Medicine, FFOM, MFOM, AFOM), occupational health advisors, occupational physiotherapists, health and safety advisors and occupational hygienists.

We are big enough to cope, but small enough to care

Find out how you can manage your employees’ health issues more effectively by discussing your particular concerns with us today. Get in touch for an informal chat, we’re here to help.


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Debbie Holder

Owner and Founder of Occupational Health Services

Hello, I am Debbie Holder, the proud owner and clinical lead of Occupational Health Services Ltd. I'm a qualified specialist nurse practitioner in Occupational Health, registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and member of the Society of Occupational Medicine (SOM).

With my experience of the corporate world from having OH roles at The Railways, Bupa Occupational Health and GlaxoSmithKline, I knew there was a real need for a provider who was able to offer a personal bespoke and professional approach to providing OH services, and that’s why in 2009 I founded Occupational Health Services Ltd.

Quality service, good communication and a warm and approachable style is what makes us stand out. Anyone who knows me knows that I have unrelenting standards and that my mission to deliver the very best to my clients and their employees is what drives me and my team. I pride myself on being able to put people at ease, which is particularly beneficial for complex cases such as mental health cases, of which I have vast experience. The real success of my approach is to rapidly develop rapport, to enable genuine communication to make an effective assessment and provide clear and practical advice to managers on how to support their employees’ health at work.

Based in St Albans, I manage our small team of clinicians, who provide services to local businesses in Herts, Beds, Bucks and London, and virtually throughout the UK, across all industry sectors. I particularly enjoy working with SMEs because I understand the complex needs and demands of their business and the significant impact that ill-health and absence can make on them.

My clients are incredibly loyal and have enabled my business to grow on reputation and referral alone. OHS Ltd is trusted for being customer focused and delivering a first-class service.

If you would like to discuss how I can help your business, employees or your clients, and learn how we differ from bigger providers, please call me on 07842 245450


I’ve known Debbie ever since I started my business over eight years ago. Whenever I’ve needed occupational health support, Debbie is right there for me. She has never let me down and everything she has done for me has been of the highest quality. Her professionalism and understanding of the subject is second to none and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her services to anyone that needs an occupational health service.

Stuart Falconer, HR Consultant, Morgan Thomson HR

I have worked with Debbie on a number of occasions and she has become my ‘go to’ occupational health advisor. She is both professional and pragmatic, builds a great rapport with employees and employers alike and produces reports in quick time. Quite simply, the best OH advisor I have worked with.

Jon Phillips, HR Consultant, Calium HR

SA Law has enlisted the expert assistance of Debbie Holder for occupational health support over a number of years on behalf of numerous clients. We have always found her to be approachable and helpful in what can often be very difficult circumstances for our clients. Her advice is timely, comprehensive and comes at a very reasonable fee when compared with a number of other occupational health providers. We would have no hesitation in recommending her services to others.

Chris Cook, Partner, Head of Employment and Data Protection, SA Law

Debbie is our trusted advisor for OH matters and we regularly refer our clients to her. Debbie’s approach means her advice and reporting is always clear and concise and has really helped our clients navigate some tricky situations. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Debbie and Occupational Health Services.

Chris Miles, Assistant Manager, People Solutions, Menzies LLP

I have used Occupational Health Services for a range of employee health matters. I find the service very responsive, flexible, medically sound and professional taking into consideration both the employees’ and employers’ situation. The reports are detailed to a high standard to allow the business to review possible support and the next steps with the employee and Occupational Health Services will always advise if a further assessment may be needed.

Leanne Taylor, HR Consultant, Beststart HR

After working with a variety of occupational health providers over the years, I have never worked so closely with a provider who genuinely cares about our colleagues but also about our business. Occupational Health Services Ltd understand our business and spend time to understand our colleagues too. They are always at the end of a phone to give advice, support and give confidence to colleagues working with them for the best outcomes for all.

Linsay Baverstock, People Partner, Settle Group

Debbie has been assisting us with all of our OH needs since 2015 and I can honestly say nothing is too much trouble, quick turnaround if needed, with excellent professional assessments and advice given. Would recommend.

Michelle Bolino, Head of HR, Selectaglaze Ltd, St Albans

Occupational Health Services Ltd has greatly assisted many of my clients and their staff in assessing health issues and providing helpful guidance on road maps to improved health and attendance.

Philip Delafield, HR Consultant, Delafield Consulting ltd

We have worked with Occupational Health Services Ltd for eight years now and the service Debbie has provided has been excellent. She always responds to us within a few hours and is very accommodating to our needs. We feel really confident that our employees will have a positive experience with Debbie, even at a time when perhaps they are not positive themselves. As an employer with a relatively lean head count, we do not feel compromised or exposed with the advice Debbie provides to employees, and instead, take real benefit about how best to return employees to full health in the workplace. Would highly recommend.

Pete Howitt, HR Director, ADR Network