Occupational Health News & Alerts
World Mental Health Day
At Healthwork, we offer "Stress Awareness" health and wellbeing days. This raises awareness for your employees and creates a more comfortable setting, to talk, inform and act upon.
We collectively look at how we can combat mental health. Your employees meet our clinicians and counsellors, this being a personal approach, answering any questions, with presentations, workshops and our mini health checks, concluded with a report.
To find out more or book a health day with us please call 01618319701 ref Stress Awareness Package.
National Work Life Week
“The week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance. Employers can use the week to provide activities for staff, and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices.”
Healthwork are proud to announce that we are now able to offer Aviation medicals for private pilots and cabin crew
These medicals are compliant with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) requirements and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards.
Medical and occupational health providers are only able to offer and perform these medicals if they have doctors who are authorised and appointed as Aero Medical Examiners (
Furthermore, the premises from where these medicals are conducted must be approved by the CAA, as being fit for purpose and having
We can now offer class 2, LAPL (light aircraft pilots licence), cabin crew medicals,
Healthwork Alert - Number 55 NEW State of the art MRI scanning and imaging facilities
NEW Imaging Facilities – special offer to Healthwork customers
Healthwork has partnered with South Manchester Diagnostic Centre, enabling Healthwork and its customers to rapidly access the latest investigative diagnostic technology.
South Manchester Diagnostics is a brand new facility that offers state of the art imaging facilities including a Siemens Skyra 3T MRI scanner plus x-ray and ultrasound facilities. The centre located in South Manchester also offers consulting rooms and clinical laboratory tests. The centre offers rapid appointments with rapid reporting of results.
Many employees are waiting for long periods for NHS investigations such as MRI scans and X-rays. MRI scanning and X-rays investigations are often a bottle-neck in the care of a patient and accessing these privately can facilitate the care for patients. The waiting times for these tests can increase sickness absence times significantly.
There is often a case for employers funding investigations for employees thus expediting their care and reducing downtime and sickness absence.
Healthwork in conduction with this partnership with South manchester Diagnostics is able to facilitate this process and help with expedited return to work programmes.
Healthwork customers can benefit from special introductory offer rates for imaging as follows:
- MRI scan single area £299
- MRI scan 2 areas £499
- MRI scan 3 areas £699
- X-ray single area £85
- X-ray 2 areas £100
- Ultrasound scans £325
To discuss investigations and imaging, and how this might benefit your staff, please contact us on 0161 831 9701. You can also contact Sarah Whittaker at South Manchester Diagnostic Centre on 0161 738 1740 or at SMD@medicalimaging.org.uk.
Please quote HealthworkMRI for the special offer rate.
For more information, please visit www.southmanchesterdiagnostics.co.uk
For more information on Healthwork, please visit www.healthworkltd.com
NEW Healthy Back ProgrammeTM
New research from Bangor University shows that the Healthy Back ProgrammeTM (based on Dru Yoga) reduces sickness absence and provides cost savings for employers.
Click here to see research results:
Designed by expert health professionals, the Healthy Back Programme is a simple and highly effective stretching programme, which has had a positive impact on many organisations including Barclays Bank, Santander, Siemens, Merseyside Police, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Conwy and Gwynedd County Councils and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.
Of the hundreds of employees who have participated in the Healthy Back Programme, 95% recommend the programme and 90% report reduced back pain. Led by qualified instructors, the Healthy Back Programme can be delivered as part of a ‘wellbeing’ day or as a stand-alone six-week programme in the workplace. Employees also receive an online programme and educational materials to facilitate
Here is what some of the participants say about the Health Back Programme:
- My back has felt a lot easier since getting into the exercises. In particular, I did a case in
theatrelast week, which I do every couple of weeks—it takes a good couple of hours and involves wearing a heavy lead apron and standing in a very awkward position. Usuallymy back is screaming by the end. Last week, I was pain-free. Extraordinary. Thank you!
CONSULTANT PAEDIATRIC RADIOLOGIST
- Great for reducing tension, relieving stress and stretching out the back in a gentle way.
NHS OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES EMPLOYEE
- The instructors were excellent and motivated the whole class. The online programme was easy to access.”
INSPECTOR, MERSEYSIDE POLICE
- I cannot recommend the Healthy Back Programme highly enough. The effect of these gentle and easy-to-do exercises on my back pain has been amazing. I have had problems with my lower back, which even painkillers would not help, but I am now largely pain-free and far more flexible than I have been in years. I would urge anyone to give it a go.
- World Mental Health Day
- National Work Life Week
- Healthwork are proud to announce that we are now able to offer Aviation medicals for private pilots and cabin crew
- Healthwork Alert - Number 55 NEW State of the art MRI scanning and imaging facilities
- NEW Healthy Back ProgrammeTM
- HAVS Courses 21st - 22nd June 2018
- New Service – Aviation Medicals
- New Liverpool Office
- Dates Announced for Spring 2018 Courses - Case Management, Report Writing and Chester Step Test Courses All Available to Book Now.
- Australian flu