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    One-stop shop for medical assessments

    Start the year with an MOT health check

    Posted on April 17th, 2015

    In a previous blog post, we explained how we help employees and employers in Scotland get fit for work after a period of sickness absence.

    As we explained in that post, one of the most effective ways to improve your staff’s wellbeing, and reduce the amount of money that sickness is costing your company, is through regular medical assessments.

    That’s why YourGP provides a one-stop shop for all your medical assessment needs – including specific pre-employment medicals that are often required by employers and embassies for compliance or insurance purposes.

    Our specialist practitioners are experienced at meeting these requirements and can provide specialist medical examinations relating to various fields and occupations.

    All examinations comply with current legislation and are completely confidential, and we can supply them as stand-alone certification or as part of an organisation’s bespoke HR program.

    In this blog post, we are focusing on three specific medicals: Oil and Gas UK offshore medicals, ENG1 seafarer medicals and periodic medical examinations for HGV drivers.

    Oil and gas offshore medicals

    If you work offshore in UK or Norwegian waters, you may be asked by your employer to have an Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) certificate as evidence of thorough medical screening to measure your fitness for your position.

    At YourGP, which is an approved clinic for offering OGUK medicals, your screening will include a physical examination, an audiometry (hearing) test, a spirometry (breathing) test and a urine drug screen

    At the end of the appointment, our approved GP will issue your certificate, which is valid for two years unless you have a medical reason for a restriction.

    ENG1 seafarer medicals

    All seafarers (anyone that works at sea or who has to go on a boat working commercially) must have a statutory medical examination every two years.

    This examination, which is known as the ENG1, can only be undertaken by a Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved doctor. And with over 30 years’ experience, our ENG1 specialist, Dr Philip Rutledge, is one of only three MCA approved doctors in Edinburgh.

    Seafarer medicals are required to confirm you are fit for the duties you will perform, to find out if you have any existing medical conditions, and to ensure you are fit for emergency duties.

    Medicals for HGV drivers

    If you drive a Group 2 heavy goods vehicle (HGV), such as a lorry, bus or minibus, your licence is conditional on regular and thorough medical examinations.

    In order to prove your fitness to hold a Group 2 licence, you need to arrange an appointment with a doctor for a full HGV, LGV, PCV (D4) licence medical examination.

    At YourGP, we are experienced in offering this medical assessment, and if you’re deemed fit to hold a licence, your application form will be completed on the day.

    So, if you’re an offshore worker, seafarer or HGV driver and need a medical examination, use our online booking form, call us on 0131 225 5656 or email our reception team at

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