Express Medicals delivers the highest quality occupational health services.

Since 1996 we’ve worked with a diverse range of public and private sector organisations to provide:

  • standard medical testing for pre and post-offer employment
  • drug and alcohol testing
  • wellbeing services including in-house assessments, campaigns and education

We have over 20 years experience working to Network Rail, TfL/London Underground, Crossrail and Docklands Light Rail standards. Our work is also compliant with all legislation and current codes of practice around human rights, data protection and access to medical records. Our expert team can advise you on both drawing up and developing policies to ensure you understand and meet all current requirements.

Our services are available domestically or internationally.

If you’re recruiting from overseas, it’s often more cost-effective for our staff to travel for you, to pre-assess potential employees about to travel to the UK to work. We are market leaders in rail-industry medical services and compliance, meeting some of the most rigorous programmes in the world. That experience means we can apply the highest quality standards to the other sectors with whom we work.

Aviation

Medical testing and assessment of staff wellbeing are essential to keep staff, passengers and cargo safe. We actively enable a culture of openness to assess, evaluate and mitigate any risks, especially those posed by social alcohol or drug usage. Express Medicals can offer advice, consultancy and testing in a variety of aviation settings including:

  • maintenance and ground support staff
  • air traffic control
  • security personnel
  • cabin crew
  • pilots

Construction

We understand the construction industry and the challenges it faces on a day to day basis.

Express Medicals’ extensive experience in the rail and construction industries has made us the ‘go to’ medical testing organisation for a wide variety of companies. We were one of the first companies to register with Constructing Better Health, the not-for- profit membership scheme helping the construction industry to maintain a fit and healthy workforce.

Our long history of ensuring our clients meet rigorous industry standards means we are tried and trusted with more than 20 years of daily experience in the industries that we service.

Education

It’s essential that we have confidence in those who teach, accompany or transport children and young adults.

We work with a range of educational organisations, from those dealing with the very young to university and higher education institutions. We offer sensitive wellness and on-site testing programmes specifically effective and appropriate to an academic environment.

Finance and Insurance

Medical testing in the financial and insurance sectors is growing dramatically as companies demonstrate commitment both to staff wellbeing and morale and the interests and concerns of their customers and shareholders. Express Medicals operates a discreet and convenient service.

Haulage, Driving and Logistics

Express Medicals offers pre and post-employment medicals for all staff working in or around road transport and vehicles. Testing provides reassurance for those who depend on those behind the wheel, in the passenger seat or waiting for deliveries to do business. Effective medical testing can safeguard your insurance and safety records.

Healthcare Services

We work with a range of organisations dedicated to taking care of their employees’ mental and physical wellbeing. Working in the healthcare sector is stressful and demanding. Our consultancy experience in this sector can help set out policies and programmes to support staff. Our medical testing can help with early intervention and care.

Manufacturing

The manufacturing sector was one of the earliest adopters of medical testing and wellness services. Companies know that staff who are impaired by stress, illness or alcohol or drug use can cause accidents that cost lives.

Rail

Express Medicals has an unrivalled pedigree in the rail industry with more than two decades of carrying out daily medicals and drugs tests for companies who need to comply with some of the world’s most rigorous legislation and the demanding standards set by railway authorities and operators.

Recruitment

We work with recruiters and headhunters to prescreen candidates for a range of positions, offering discreet and reliable testing services through our UK-wide network of clinics and our onsite team.

Retail

Companies whose employees handle money, hold keys, deal with customers and clients face to face and manage inventory seek reassurance from our health monitoring and testing programmes. We work to ensure workers’ rights are maintained while company wellness is safeguarded too.

Sport

High profile cases have shown how important it is to be secure in the integrity of results in the sports and leisure sector. We work with the most trusted laboratories in the UK to ensure integrity and reliability of testing, supported by our counselling and advisory service.

Telecommunications

Installation, maintenance and correct specification of equipment require high levels of concentration and resilience at work. Our drug and alcohol testing and occupational health services ensure that staff at every level are fit for work, every day.

Transport

Companies who need to ensure their staff are safe choose Express Medicals. It’s like having a trusted MOT mechanic on hand for your staff. Express Medicals has been providing medical services to the railway sector, including drugs & alcohol tests and medical examinations, (e.g. PTS/competence specific medicals) for more than 20 years and has unrivalled expertise of this area of occupational medicine.

Our chief medical officer has over 30 years’ experience of railway medicine and was a founding member, having been both chairman and secretary, of ARIOPS, and has worked as CMO (Chief Medical Officer) for a number of passenger rail companies.

All our medical staff have a detailed understanding of the standards and protocols in providing rail medicals and acting as MROs (Medical Review Officers) in evaluating drug & alcohol test results with respect to the infrastructures of major rail providers such as Network Rail, London Underground/Transport for London (TfL), Docklands Light Rail (DLR) and Crossrail. Our doctors are also all registered as practitioners with the ORR (Office of the Rail Regulator) and are well experienced in providing rail medicals.

If you’re a railway worker in need of a railway medical (e.g. PTS, train driver) then do get in touch to find out more.

Our drug and alcohol division provides a full array of services to the railway and other transport sectors.

Drug testing available: pre-employment, pre-placement, random, for cause and post incident.

Drug and alcohol services are complemented by a 24-hour medication advice service.

Utilities & Energy

In these safety sensitive industries, companies have a responsibility to ensure their staff are secure and free from harm. The potential for accidental harm includes falls from heights, exposure to chemicals, electrocution or inhalation of dangerous gases. Our work with individual workers and the companies that procure their services helps to ensure careful attention to detail and excellent safety records.