“Atos Origin Occupational Health Service to the Royal Mail Wins RoSPA Occupational Health Award”

London, 8 June 2006

Atos Origin, a leading provider of managed medical services, today announced that the occupational health service that it delivers to the Royal Mail won the Astor Trophy for the best managed occupational health programme at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards held in May this year.

“We are focused and committed to continue to provide the best in health support and benefits to our colleagues, which is why we selected to work with Atos Origin, a leader in the field of occupational health,” said Dr Steve Deacon, head of health at Royal Mail. “Winning this prestigous awared is due to the quality of the partnership approach that we have with Atos Origin.”

The focus of the contract is on prevention and rehabilitation and a key service that Atos Origin delivers is an Employee Assistance Service. This allows employees and managers to refer to a dedicated team of over 40 workplace counsellors for personal information, advice and counselling support.

Since taking over the service in 2002, Atos Origin has provided full employee health services including pre-recruitment assessments, ill-health referrals and medical retirement assessments. Support is provided to employees and managers in resolving absence issues and enabling early return to work after injury and illness. Attendance rates improved by 18% over the 2005-06 financial year.

“This award is recognition of the importance that Royal Mail places in looking after its employees,” said Sue Gibson, general manager, Occupational Health at Atos Origin. “Providing good health support and benefits to employees is one way to communicate to them that they're appreciated and it helps to attract and retain excellent people.”

Atos Origin provides a comprehensive occupational health screening service to all employees; a telephone contact centre available 24 hours a day, every day of the year for health-related advice and a national physiotherapy and occupational therapy service.

Atos Origin is a unique service provider to the UK healthcare sector with an unbeatable combined story. The company provides occupational health, primary care, capability assessment and diagnostic services to more than two million people each year to make a positive difference to the wellbeing of UK citizens and organizations. It is also delivering consulting and IT programmes at the heart of modernising the health service to increase patient choice and so improve the patient experience.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is an international information technology services company. Its business is turning client vision into results through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed operations. The company's annual revenues are EUR 5.5 billion and it employs over 47,000 people in 40 countries. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international blue-chip companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Euronext Market Solutions, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.

For more information contact:
Caroline Crouch
Atos Origin
Tel: 020 7830 4233