Doctorcall

Problem

When staff take time off due to influenza, it can cost businesses anywhere between £875-£1,751 each year. It is highly contagious and can spread rapidly through the workplace. Employees infected with the virus are encouraged to stay at home to recover, which takes roughly between one to two weeks, and it is usual for an employee with the virus to take up to 5 days’ absence from work. This leads to absenteeism, missed deadlines and reduced productivity, which has a significant impact on business operations and costs.

Solution

Doctorcall – the original pioneer of retailer flu vaccinations – offers a flexible flu vaccination programme for NHS staff, retailers and businesses, helping to protect workers from the annual onset of influenza. Our flu vaccination programme includes onsite flu jabs, meaning employees don’t have to travel offsite for their vaccination, and flu vaccination vouchers, which can be redeemed at a participating retailer. Flu vouchers can be purchased in bulk and provide a simpler and more cost-effective method, particularly for field-based staff and home-based workers, as well as those unable to attend a vaccination day in the office. Our onsite service is available 24/7, 7 days a week, and all our company flu vaccinations are carried out by highly experienced nurses.

Result

esure Insurance Services, one of the UK’s leading car, home and travel insurers, introduced Doctorcall’s flu vaccination programme as part of their health and wellbeing framework last year. The programme was valuable in helping to invest in their employees’ health and wellbeing and proved a popular benefit amongst staff.

Charlotte May from esure Insurance Services, said: “We chose Doctorcall due to their competitive offering and reputation. They have a great emphasis on accessibility and offer a flexible and adaptable service, with minimal disruption to day-to-day operations. It was a pleasure to work with Doctorcall. It is something that we definitely would recommend and have already booked our flu vaccination programme again for this year.”

More information about Doctorcall

Doctorcall is an innovative medical group providing a range of high-quality medical services for both individuals and companies. We have private clinics in both London and Manchester as well as a network of medical centres throughout the UK. 

Doctorcall offers workplace flu vaccination programmes for companies nationwide, including Northern Ireland. To find out about booking flu vaccinations in the workplace, visit www.doctorcall.co.uk/flu.

As per Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) regulations, there is a standard of fitness required by anyone working in the offshore and onshore industry. To meet these requirements, a medical examination is needed, which can only be carried out by an OGUK approved doctor.

Doctorcall can provide your employees with the medical assessments they need to meet the requirements of the Oil & Gas industry, ensuring their fitness to work within this specialist environment.

We offer a comprehensive range of assessments at our various clinics throughout the UK, including: OGUK Offshore Medicals, Netherlands Medical, ERT Medical, Crane Operators Medicals, Climbers Medicals, Confined Space Medicals, and Medicals for various countries.

Will your workers be based offshore?

One of the most popular medicals Doctorcall offers is the OGUK offshore medical, which is carried out in our London and Manchester clinics.

The purpose of an offshore medical is to assess workers and provide them with the required certification to be able to undertake offshore work as per current OGUK regulations.

An offshore medical certificate is valid for two years. All offshore workers in the Oil & Gas industry are required to have periodic assessments by an OGUK approved doctor, which prove their fitness to travel and work offshore without posing a risk to themselves or to others due to a medical condition.

What do Oil & Gas medical assessments involve?

The medical assessment consists of the following tests: 

• Urinalysis
• BMI calculation
• Basic vision test
• Pulse and blood pressure measurement
• Lung function test (peak flow)
• Audiogram (hearing test)
• Consultation with a doctor

As part of our standard OGUK Oil & Gas medical assessment, we can also include a bi-deltoid shoulder measurement, required by those working in the North Sea. We can provide this as either an add-on or as a stand-alone service.

Once the medical is completed, results are generally available within an hour. We also provide relevant travel medicals and vaccinations and advice for those working overseas, with same day appointments available at our London and Manchester clinics.

Having an Oil & Gas Medical assessment is essential for workers in the industry.
At Doctorcall, we provide a quick, easy and comprehensive service, making sure that your workers have the proper medical certification to show that they are fit to work. Appointments are often available at short notice.

Find out more about our Oil & Gas Medical Assessments here and to arrange an appointment with us. Don’t forget, you can book online for a 10% discount with coupon code 'discount10'.