Why is a driver medical so important?

Safety at work and on the roads is everyone’s responsibility. If driving is the main or a key element of your job, it’s important that you undergo regular driver medicals to ensure that you remain fit to drive. Being fit to drive is a legal requirement for professional drivers, so it’s essential that you inform… Read more »

What occupational health vaccinations do I need?

While the standard course of vaccinations provides sufficient protection for most people, additional vaccinations are recommended for people in certain job roles. Vaccination prevents you from getting a disease, which provides protection for you and the people you come in contact with. As an example, healthcare workers are recommended to get the flu vaccination each… Read more »

Dry January 2019-A great way to reset your relationship with alcohol

What is Dry January? Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK and is back for 2019. Taking part: Enables you to take control of your relationship with alcohol. Drives a conversation about alcohol: why do we… Read more »

Mental Health & Christmas

Christmas and mental health Christmas can be a challenging time for our stress levels and it’s even harder for those of us with mental ill-health. So many things that are part of our routines and we take for granted become disrupted by the change of pace in our lives. Leaving all your preparations for Christmas… Read more »

Eight Tips for Healthy Eating

These eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices.   The key to a healthy diet is to: Eat the right amount of calories for how active you are, so that you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use. If you eat or drink too much,… Read more »

World AIDS Day – 1st December 2018

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health… Read more »

What is an occupational health assessment?

An occupational health assessment or fit for work test is a check to make sure that you are capable of undertaking the tasks required for the job. Depending on the type of work, the test will involve a different level of thoroughness and examinations. What happens at an occupational health assessment? All assessments are different… Read more »

Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK – Awareness Month – June

Scleroderma is a rare, chronic disease of the immune system, blood vessels and connective tissue. 2.5 million people worldwide have scleroderma, and in the UK there are 12,000 people diagnosed. It is an autoimmune condition, meaning the immune system becomes overactive and attacks healthy tissue in the body. It is a severe condition and can… Read more »

BNF Healthy Eating Week 11-17 June 2018

British Nutritional Foundation (BNF) Healthy Easting Week. There are five health challenges are at the heart of BNF Healthy Eating Week: Have Breakfast; Have 5 A Day; Drink plenty; Get active; and Try something new and we will be providing all registrants with lots of resources and information to help meet the challenges. https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/hew/bnhew18-activities.html

Men’s Health Week 11-17 June 2018

Led by the Men’s Health Forum, the purpose of Men’s Health Week is to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage men and boys to seek professional advice for health-related problems. https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/