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Private GP Services & Occupational Healthcare in Edinburgh, UK.

Offshore Medicals at YourGP

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

At YourGP, we offer Occupational Health services in addition to our existing range of services, combining medical experience with knowledge of many different working conditions.

Dr Marikie Benade, who is an occupational health physician with more than 12 years’ experience in the field, leads the delivery of our corporate health and occupational health assessments, including offshore medicals.

Scotland’s oil and gas industry is recognised around the world, and there are a huge number of people living in Scotland who work in the industry – indeed it is estimated that 25% of people living in Aberdeenshire alone are employed in businesses relating to the industry.

These offshore workers are required to be examined on a regular basis and classified as medically fit to work offshore, and only physicians who are approved by the Oil & Gas UK Health Advisory Committee are allowed to carry out the examination.

Dr Benade is one of those recommended, and at YourGP, we carry out medical assessments to determine whether offshore workers have the required physical and mental attributes for work in the offshore environment.

Following an offshore medical, which complies with current legislation and is completely confidential, offshore workers are provided with a medical certificate, which is valid for two years (after which time, it needs to be renewed in order to continue working offshore).

Some of the benefits of using YourGP for offshore medicals include the fact that assessments can be customised to meet your exact HR requirements, and that we can offer a flexible ‘on-demand’ service to fit in with your schedule.

Not only that, we are able to provide managers with professional input, enabling informed management decisions, and provide additional information and advice about general occupational health matters to employers and employees.

If you want to find out more about how YourGP can help with your offshore medicals, give us a call on 0131 225 5656 or email us at: reception@your.gp .

Remember, if you want to keep up-to-date with the latest occupational health news, make sure you ‘like’ YourGP on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

I was warmly greeted by staff with genuine smiles. The staff made me feel very comfortable and engaged me in conversation about several topics which made waiting pass very pleasantly. I noticed they were proactive in making each person who arrived feel welcome, including the courier.

Jill – Fife

YourGP is regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – the regulator for independent healthcare services across Scotland. Healthcare Improvement Scotland accepts complaints at any time. Contact them at:

Independent Healthcare Team
Gyle Square | 1 South Gyle Crescent | Edinburgh | EH12 9EB
0131 623 4342 | hcis.clinicregulation@nhs.net