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Fit notes

Fitness for work: GPs or occupational health

When assessing an individual’s fitness for work, a GP may issue a fit note. Although they are only providing advice to their patient, a fit note helps to document this advice, often so that the individual may present this to their employer. Making a referral to an occupational health company or practitioner can achieve ...
Occupational health pricing

Pricing changes

For the first time in over five years, we’re reviewing our pricing structure. We’re extremely proud to have been able to freeze our prices for five years in a row from 2015 to 2020, ensuring that our clients continue to receive stability and value throughout any economic fluctuations. This has meant stability during three ...
Amending an occupational health report

Making amendments to my report

When you have an occupational health assessment with us, we will always send a copy to you for your approval before releasing this to the referrer or your employer. At this stage you have the opportunity to provide your consent, withdraw your consent, or request amendments to any factual inaccuracies on the report. From ...

Our partnership with Torque Motorsport

We’re delighted to announce that for 2020, we’ll be continuing our brand partnership with motorsport specialists, Torque Motorsport. With a focus on efficiency, excellence and exacting detail, the values of these companies are very much aligned, and we look forward to working with these motorsport experts for another year. Torque Motorsport race Caterhams in ...
Unions and medical advice

Unions and medical advice

It has been made apparent to us recently that there are several unions providing questionable medical advice and in some instances, information that is plain wrong. At a time where the country is facing crisis, and levels of anxiety are so high, this is hugely unhelpful and only compounds the issues that we all ...
Migraine | Occupational health and wellbeing advice

Migraine

Some people have difficulty identifying when is a headache just a headache, or when a headache becomes a migraine. This is how I would describe the difference; headaches are not usually accompanied by any other symptoms – whereas migraine attacks usually occur on one side of the head with other symptoms such as disturbed ...
Choosing an occupational health provider

Choosing an occupational health provider

Choosing the best occupational health provider for your organisation can be challenging. There are so many considerations. One of the things I would always advise, no matter how big your contract, is to avoid using a tendering company at all costs. In my experience, tendering companies over complicate the process to make themselves ...

Coronavirus: what we’ve learnt about ourselves.

The world has seen a situation unlike anything most of us have experienced before (I’m trying to avoid using the word ‘unprecedented’ here). We’re learning as much as we can, as quickly as possible, about a deadly virus that is spreading across the world. However, watching the world’s reaction and behaviour ...

Weather damage. Get up to speed.

Writing this a stone’s throw away from a rising River Trent, flooding is a very real concern. In light of the recent weather extremes, many in the UK have suffered the effects such as flooding and building damage. At best this has been a disturbed noisy night’s sleep or transport ...