As Chief Medical Officer for EEF, Sayeed has been involved with a number of influential bodies including the Health, Work and Well-being Strategy National Stakeholders Council; NICE’s Programme Development Group producing the long term sickness absence guidance; the Government’s Sick Note Review Stakeholder Group and the RCGP’s National Education Programme in Health and Work for GPs as well as the recent Responsibility Deal initiative. In 2011 he chaired a working group for the Government looking at the strategic direction of health, work and wellbeing for the next five years.
Sayeed was a Board Member of HSE for six years, leading on many workplace health issues including reducing work-related stress. Sayeed’s other appointments include being the first Honorary Professor in Occupational Health at the University of Nottingham and being a Member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council, a ministerial appointment. He does regular clinical work and is also Chief Occupational Physician for the EEF OH service where he also chairs their clinical governance board.