New training keeps offshore workers safe in transit

This month, our doctors have been reviewing and updating their skills, to ensure we can offer trusted training, following Oil and Gas UK’s new requirements for offshore medical workers.

New medical requirements mean offshore workers have to pass medicals ensuring they are fit to use Emergency Breathing Systems, the kit designed to keep them safe should there be an accident on any helicopter transferring them to or from their off-mainland place of work.

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New – Silica medicals extended across our clinic network

We’re delighted to announce that silica medicals are now available at every one of our 15 clinics across the UK.

The railway industry is becoming increasingly aware of the dangers to workers caused by dust in ballast, which contains silica particles.

It’s a threat to health that some have likened to the danger from asbestos – and employers have reacted responsibly, to avert a similar long-term health catastrophe.

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Sugar, sugar

As part of Diabetes Week, our medical staff have been out and about with clients, testing staff for their blood sugar levels – and there have been some surprises in store.

Lifestyle, diet and exercise levels all affect the onset of Type 2 Diabetes – whether it’s four sugars in four teas a day, multiple energy drinks to kick start your day or unhealthy fast foods on the way home because you’re simply too tired to cook.

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I was delighted to answer the call from Express Medicals Limited looking for specialist input as part of ‘Stress Awareness Week’. One of their clients, Dragados, had asked for a speaker to help everyone understand the subject of stress, what it does and how to tackle it.

It was an early start at Bank underground station: the talks started at 7.30am. Their questions and interaction were fascinating – here I’m revisiting some of the key points I made, so that you can read what I covered too.

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The fun of walking



When many of us think of exercise we think of sports, the typical but structured process of a regular routine, either where we join other people or work out in the gym on our own. This requires a lot of effort and often doesn’t suit us all.

Instead, think in terms of the simple process of moving more often. Many of us are far more sedentary than is good for us, but if the idea of going to a gym doesn’t appeal, or organised sport feels too much of a commitment, aim for something simpler.

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The deadly sound of silence

Mike Stallard, non-executive director, Express Medicals tells the story of his health incident as a warning to others

I was very lucky in more ways. When the chance to retire came in my mid-50s, I grabbed the opportunity. I had longed to move to France, so a dream came true. So here I was, having a relaxing meal in a French restaurant with friends thinking how lucky I was.

There’s that word again – lucky.

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Accessing Your Files

We always value what our customers think. We have had some feedback regarding our previous e-mail in relation to how we now send files. Please read below to hopefully make things clearer for you all.

At Express Medicals, we’ve changed the way our customers access their files. This has been done to ensure only approved personnel can access your company’s confidential information.

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