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How we were created
Big occupational health providers steer away from the personal bespoke approach to workplace health. I was part of that corporate model and felt like an occupational health nurse robot. I needed to find another outlet to express my passion and add my personal touch to health and wellbeing for businesses. With that in mind, I moved away from being a trapped robot and The SKC Occupational Health Consultancy was born.
We don’t offer corporate off the shelf packages to workplace health just so you can
tick a box to acknowledge regulations are met.
Small meets Small – it is the personal touch that we can offer you that makes us stand out in our ability to offer you a unique bespoke approach to the management of your workplace health.
If you want an individual personally tailored delivery of occupational health in your organisation you have come to the right place.
SKC Occupational Health is an organisation that would love to work directly with you . We can assist you define your business health and wellbeing requirements. We use an adaptable personal approach to promote health and assist you protect the wellbeing of your staff.
In order to offer quality we will provide you with experts, SKC Occupational Health provides direct access to an integrated Hub of professional occupational health clinicians – a wide range of experts in their field of occupational health specialities who can focus their clinical expertise to your business health needs.
Occupational health hub expert guidance will support, advise and educate
your business to develop and optimise a healthy productive workforce.
SKC Occupational Health Hub experts will support, guide, advise and educate your business.
SKC Occupational Health is based in South Oxfordshire and provides a comprehensive package of professional occupational health expertise across the South East and beyond. Our Clinical Director is Su Chantry.
SKC Occupational Health provides tailor made occupational health solutions to small and medium sized businesses. We are committed to the practical application of high quality occupational health service and the achievement of a client workforce that is ‘fit for work’.
We can help you manage health and well being in your organisation by working flexibly with you to understand and address health management in your workplace.
We understand the effects of work on physical and mental health and recognise the pathological effects of agents that may be encountered in the workplace. We are able to support you in the management of this in your business.
- We have an in-depth awareness of the range of hazards to which your employees could be exposed to and can advise you manage the control measures designed to reduce exposures.
- All of us at the Hub are competent in general health assessments, including those undertaken before or during employment, particularly assessments to confirm fitness to undertake roles.
- We can offer a range of statutory health surveillance appropriate to your setting and the hazards to which your employees are exposed.
- We have expert skills in facilitating collaborative working with a range of stakeholders including leaders , managers, workers and their representatives.
- We can help you develop policies that promote or support health, safety and/or wellbeing.
- All of us at the Hub are passionate about occupational health and have excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
- We can help you develop strategies tailored to the unique culture of your business that promotes physical and mental health.
- Our knowledge of health and safety and employment legislation will help you ensure compliance will be achieved.
What makes us different?
We are all dynamic practitioners and use a personal tailored approach to promote health and assist you protect the health of your staff. We are as good as the last job. Our clients stay with us for the quality service they deserve to have. All my team in the Hub are pioneers and leaders in the expert fields they work in.
We are proud of our role in nursing and health and wellbeing
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Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Contact Number: 01235 606080
with over 220 years of experience in health !!
Meet the team
Get to know your Occupational Health Hub expert and we will get to know you and your team ….
SU CHANTRY BSc (Hons) SCPHN-OH DIP HE RN QUEEN’S NURSE
Clinical Director Occupational Health Nurse
I trained as a general nurse at St Thomas Hospital London in the early 1990’s. I moved on to specialise as an occupational health, graduating with a first-class honours BSc. registering as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.
My career portfolio includes vocation case management and sickness absence, wellbeing physical and mental health awareness in the workplace, ergonomic workstation assessments, risk management and health screening as well as health surveillance in relation to workplace chemical and hazards risks. Through my clinical experiences I have developed a portfolio career, which incorporates practitioner work, education, research, and several published papers.
I am experienced in:
- Planning Rehabilitation Programmes to Facilitate Return to Work.
- Conducting Evaluations and Assessments of Work Skills and Capacities.
- Occupational Health physical and mental Wellbeing.
- Workplace Risk Assessments and Health Surveillance.
- Public health advice in relation to work activities.
- Training and supporting managers manage workplace health.
- Travel Health and occupational immunisation Programmes.
- Signposting employees to specialist support services.
I demonstrate expertise in performing thorough evidence-based practice and research activities.I regularly speak at corporate events and other wellbeing conferences , sharing my passion for workplace health and wellbeing.
I am committed to developing and contributing to community public health strategies delivered in the workplace and was awarded the Queen’s Nurse award in recognition of commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care in occupational health.
Personal – I recently temporarily suspended my private occupational health work to return to frontline acute nursing at The John Radcliffe Oxford to assist my NHS colleagues during the Covid-19 pandemic.
I enjoy Yoga, aerobics/fitness, and modern jive. I love to bake and am still learning to play the ukulele!
TRACIE MCKELVIE, Ba SCPHN [OH], RGN, SEN, NEBOSH cert., Queens Nurse, Executive Nurse Leader [QNI]
Registered Nurse & Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Occupational Health
I completed my general Nurse Training in 1993 before completing my conversion Nursing Degree in 1998. In 2002, I entered into the world of Occupational Health, and went on to obtain Health & Safety qualifications, as well as my Occupational Health Nursing degree at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
My background covers:
- Co-ordinating and Delivering Occupational Health services to include multiple contract management, training, medicals / surveillance / immunisation.
- Leading on specialist projects for Public / Private sector organisations
- Complex case management & Case Conference meetings (both remotely, and face to face), with multi-disciplinary consideration.
- Providing accurate and pragmatic advice on matters pertaining to Occupational Health.
- Advising on proactive interventions to reduce sickness absence.
- Advising on Rehabilitation interventions to facilitate an early return to work.
- Excellent report writing skills.
With 20 years’ experience in Occupational Health alone, I am a strong advocate in raising the profile of Occupational Health, and have become a keen “blogger”. My passion and drive for Occupational Health has resulted in me being invited to contribute on relevant publications, and to present at Health Summits.
I strive for excellence, and in empowering individuals to be the best they can be, and I ensure that employers, and employees receive the best experience; this ethos is also extended within my role as Volunteer Ambassador for a Public Sector Charity.
I am an active member of several professional bodies, and I sit on Specialist Interest, and Nurse Expert groups, all of which influence policy development in Occupational Health.
Some of my proudest achievements are being awarded the Queens Nurse [QN} Title in 2018, and successfully completing the QN Executive Nurse Leader Programme. My values, and commitment to high standards of care were further recognised in 2019 & 2021, where I received work based Commendation Awards.
I enjoy social events, spending time with my grandchildren, and activities such as boxercise, and yoga; one of my favourite pastimes is me being taken for a walk, by my two beautiful Cockapoos! I also enjoy cooking, and relish the different aromas of unusual herbs and spices from around the world.
Kate Martin RGN, BA SCPHN
OH Associate lecturer in Occupational Health at Robert Gordon University
Registered Nurse & Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Occupational Health
I completed my general Nurse Training in 1990 at the Foresterhill College of Nursing in Aberdeen. In 1992, after working with Offshore Medical Support, I gained my Occupational Health Nursing degree at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Initial OH experience was within the oil and gas industries and various offshore support companies as well as food production. Prior to moving abroad to Australia in 1997, I was involved in developing occupational health support at a local college. Time spent in Australia varied between a return to general practice as well as business support advising on travel health, pre-employment screening, and teaching first aid. For the past 20 years, my practice has been eclectic and very varied! From blue-chip companies to local seafood industries, construction to transport, and from further education to haulage.
I am experienced in:
Working closely with companies to assist with workplace risk assessments and to develop and implement health surveillance programmes unique to their needs.
Developing and supporting managers manage workplace health – both physical and mental.
Supporting drug and alcohol testing within the working environment.
Complex case management supporting rehabilitation facilitating return to work, signposting to specialist local support services where required.
Extensive report writing skills
I am a member of several professional bodies, and for the past 2 years have been actively involved with Robert Gordon University as an associate lecturer in the OH degree course, advising mainly in health surveillance and case management/report writing.
I am fortunate to live in a beautiful area in the North East of Scotland and outside of work, I enjoy relaxed walking either at the coast, in the forests, or in the hills with my dog.
KATIE WESTON RN, SCPHN (OH), BSc (Hons)
Occupational Health Nurse Adviser
I qualified as a registered nurse in 1989 having completed my training at Westminster Hospital, London. I completed my Occupational Health degree in 1995 and have worked predominantly in Occupational Health since then. I have extensive experience in Occupational Health case management having worked with a variety of clients over the past 14 years. My most recent experience was working in Occupational Health for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic and I have also taken an active part in the Covid-19 vaccination programme in my local community.
Personal: I love walking my two black Labradors and I have a late onset passion for running! I have completed two marathons and I am now training for my third London marathon. I absolutely believe that it is never too late to run and the health benefits are massive. Marathon training has given my huge resilience and a ‘can do approach’, which I try to translate into my day-to-day life and work.
Occupational Health Technician, Ambulance Technician.
I have worked within a variety of healthcare settings for over 11 years, working in a variety of roles as clinician, operational team leader; quality standards and CQC compliance, and working within clinical education and mentoring.
These experiences have led me to work in exciting settings from Formula 1 race teams, Motorsports, Royal events and garden parties, the Cruise ship industry, and national project groups shaping healthcare systems.
I have developed a passion for individual and workplace wellbeing structures and support. I am now applying these skills within Occupational Health, from undertaking health surveillance assessments, covid swab testing, hosting wellbeing events and clinical/group debriefing, reviewing wellbeing strategies, and sharing experiences on implementing a positive mental wellbeing workplace.
Areas of interest in promoting personal development and growth include; sleep hygiene and difficulty adjusting between shifts; health promotion linked to chronic disease; alternative health strategies to promote mindfulness, positive wellness, and wellbeing; tuning into physical wellness to support optimum function and prevention of poor health and injury through functional stretching and yoga.
My Passion is baking cakes and homemade chocolates, even better when sharing these with groups of friends. I enjoy going to musicals, with a guilty pleasure of ‘We Will Rock You’ by the music of Queen, which I may have seen 8 times! I love spending time outdoors from walking to spending time on the water on my kayak.
JANE DYER Workplace Well-being Consultant & Life Coach
Tudor Rose Workplace Wellbeing Consultancy
Coaching sessions 1 to 1 with employees – helping people understand and have the confidence to express their needs, to help them manage their health with work to perform at their best.
I have over 800 hours of individual and group work, providing creative solutions just right for your business and employees, through flexible ad-hoc one-off and regular sessions, group and bespoke.
My clients include business owners and employees of micro and small businesses, NHS Trust employees, local council and local government employees.
Post-Covid is an opportunity to embrace and move workplace health forward and take the opportunity to embrace an inclusive workplace. Solutions and adjustments can be free and simple to implement
MANDY MURPHY Senior Coach Practitioner (EMCC), Diploma in Management Studies, BSc Occupational Health and Safety Management, Registered General Nurse.
Professional Coach and Occupational Health Strategy Adviser
Mandy is a qualified Coach Practitioner and member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). Mandy provides coaching services for professionals as they transition through their professional career. Transition coaching is for anyone who is handling a significant change in their work life such as looking for a new career direction, moving into a new job or a promotion, experiencing redundancy or returning to work after a long spell of absence. A key component to Mandy’s transition coaching service is using positive psychology theories to build resilience, self-confidence and enabling individuals to excel in their career and life. Mandy offers coaching in a variety of ways including one to one, peer group sessions, team development workshops or masterclasses (coaching skills, resilience, emotional intelligence, communication skills). Mandy is also a certified True Colors® and Personality Lingo® trainer, a simplified version of Myers Briggs personality profiling tool, to support developing emotional intelligence and building relationships in individuals and teams.
Mandy’s professional background is in Occupational Health and Wellbeing and trained as a nurse. In her 28-year career Mandy has delivered and led OH services, supporting organisations to manage health risks in the workplace, support sickness absence procedures and implement wellbeing programmes. Mandy also offers consultancy support to organisations on building and developing OH services.
LIBBY MORLEY RGN OHA MSc
Workplace Health & Wellbeing, Mental Health Trainer, Owner Mindshift Consultancy
I am an Independent Occupational Health Practitioner, Workplace Wellbeing Specialist and trainer in Stress & Mental Health. I qualified as a Registered General Nurse at Nottingham University Hospital in 1991 and now combines my working knowledge of HR and H&S with evidence-based mental health-related training across many business sectors. I am the owner of Mindshift Consultancy and an Associate Trainer for Mental Health First Aid England, the Princes Trust and Homeless Link.
I gained a distinction in my MSc in Workplace Health & Wellbeing and have certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Stress, Counselling Skills and suicide intervention. I have written a chapter on mental health in a Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing book and am a regular speaker at well being-related conferences.
I am passionate about reducing the negative stigmatising attitudes that remain around mental ill-health and am a firm believer in workplaces providing a proactive and supportive culture around this subject.
CLARE HENSON-BOWEN PHYSIOTHERAPY BSc (Hons) OH PG CERT
Occupational Health Physiotherapist, Occupational Health and Ergonomic Workplace Assessments
I am an experienced Occupational Health Physiotherapist with a specialist interest in persistent pain rehabilitation and work related injuries. I qualified as a Physiotherapist at Coventry University in 2005 and have extensive experience in managing a range of musculoskeletal disorders both within the NHS and within the private sector. Clare manages Bespoke Wellbeing, a small but specialist team of physiotherapists to help deliver Occupational Health Physiotherapy and Ergonomics across the UK.
I am a fully registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and active member of the Health and Care Professions Council.
I have been recognised for work with a number of recent awards such as the Zenith Global Health Awards, The Great British Entrepreneur Awards and The Forward Ladies National Awards. I regularly speak at corporate events and other wellbeing seminars to share my passion for workplace health and wellbeing.
Karen Rudd RGN BA DTMH CTH FFTM RCPS(Glasg)
Independent Specialist Nurse Prescriber, Travel Health Expert.
I have a portfolio career for 30 years combining General Practice with Travel Health practice and teaching. I am an Independent Nurse Prescriber and have worked in different parts of the UK and abroad in NHS, private and voluntary provider settings. I have led a 9 Nurse Outreach Healthcare Programme in Kenya. I am a member of The International Society of Medicine and sat their international exam in Vancouver in 2004. I have studied Travel Medicine and Migration Health to Masters level at UCL and am a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow. I am an OSCE examiner for the renowned Diploma and Membership Courses. I teach Travel Health to Drs, Nurses, and pharmacists nationally and internationally.
I have a particular interest in preparing clients traveling to work in humanitarian or challenging circumstances. I enjoy working closely with Occupational Health Colleagues in collaboration to improve this area of provision both clinically and professionally.
I also have a BA in History and am passionate to bear witness and learn from others.
Personal- I am a ‘Global Citizen’ and believe in only one rule in life: ‘treat others as you would like your loved ones to be treated’.
KATH HOLT IIHHT DIP BA(Hons)
Workplace Holistic Therapist
I have had the joy of working as a therapist for 19 years and teaching therapies for 10 years.
It is a great pleasure in life to help people with their wellbeing. Over the years I have worked for Children’s Centres, a local Parents with Disabilities charity, provided treatments in the workplace office settings, run workshops at my local hospital, as well as in fields at festivals! All this has provided me with the experience and opportunities to improve my own skills and become a therapist with my clients at the heart of everything I do.
My aim is to provide therapeutic healing using a range of Holistic Therapies. These include Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Energy Healing Therapies, and Indian Head Massage. My job is to provide the best treatment to suit your business and I can blend my therapies to create the most effective treatment for your employees. These therapies can provide instant relief from aches, pains and have many associated benefits including stress relief, mood enhancement, improved self-awareness and increased sense of self-worth.
I also aim to help you maintain your wellbeing by creating a plan to help you manage your health as part of your routine. This can be simple small adjustments or working towards bigger changes to support your health.
First of all though let’s talk! Talking to my clients and finding out who they are, their health and lifestyle always comes first. And then there is some more talking …. to make sure we are on track to achieve better wellbeing, adapting and modifying our treatments and care plan as we go.
Personal – I take my own health very seriously and try to practice what I preach. Regular exercise is my go-to stress buster including running, yoga and Pilates. I also love spending time with my family who keep me young.
When I have spare time I like to work in my sketchbooks, grow plants and herbs, and catch up with my friends.
Anna Tanmayi Bruce
Emotional Intelligence & Wellbeing : Teaching, mentoring, coaching and counselling
I have over 10,000 hours of individual and group work, providing flexible ad-hoc one-off and regular sessions, group and bespoke training, together with support in case management.
My clients have included NHS Primary Care and Mental Health, Southern Strategic Health Authority, NHS Northants and Exeter. Other public health sector work includes Fire Brigade, Ambulance services. Oxford City Council and Hounslow Borough Council, Hospice work and Age UK consultancy. Private firms in the construction, legal, retail, care home and food sectors. Countless small businesses and private individuals in the UK and abroad.
I look forward to ensuring a healthier future for you and your team.
I firmly believe that Covid will impact heavily upon mental and emotional wellbeing and for this reason I am bringing myself and my skills out of retreat (writing e-books including novel: The God Enzyme) into ensuring we prioritise wellbeing and reach above and beyond fear and gloom thinking.
Make no mistake. Life and business, communication, collaboration and connectivity will never be the same. I’m passionate about our way of living being stronger, brighter and better. I’m known for getting to the heart of the matter eliciting trust, goodwill and wellbeing every step of the way.
I support occupational health management in an administrative capacity with reports and documentation. I have many years of experience in administrative, HR, business and operational roles that have taught me everything from developing happy employees to managing nitty-gritty details of technical projects; the skills to oversee the full set up and integration of new IT systems to proof reading high profile legal documentation.
I will be your first point of contact when you enquire about our services here at the Hub.
Personal – When not working, you can find me out and about with my partner and two children, in the garage working on my collection of project cars and socialising with friends and family. I love to bake, listen to music, travel and follow motorsport.
HAPPY CLIENTS EQUALS
HR Manager Double R Racing, Woking
Su has well and truly become a part of our team over the past 12 months. COVID-19 has thrown all sorts of hurdles our way as a race team, and Su has remained my point of calm, reason, and clarity throughout the process. We haven't missed a beat thanks to her resourcefulness and willingness to help. I cannot praise her service enough, nothing is ever too much trouble and it is a continued pleasure to work with and learn from her.
Thank you Su, you've kept the wheels turning at Double R Racing throughout this pandemic.
Director, Byrnes Dental Lab, Oxfordshire
Highly professional experience from enquiry to completion. Su was incredibly helpful with any questions in the preparation and ran a full day clinic for our team like clockwork. A particularly reassuring experience under the current circumstances.
Director Community First Oxfordshire Oxford
SKC has provided expert advice when we have needed it; well-considered, easy to digest and attuned to our specific feeds. We’ve been impressed with Su and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her services.
HR Director Classico Marble Ltd. Slough
We spent a long time finding the right Occupation Health Service to support our business and our staff. We hit the jackpot with SKC and Su! As a small business we needed someone who fitted in with our workforce and day to day business activities. We really appreciate the no nonsense straight to the point advice which is honest but invaluable. Su’s approach is supportive and informative to all involved and the team look forward to her visits. We consider Su part of our team and know that our staff’s health is being monitored and we are being given expert advice on health risk management.
Finn Black Ltd .London
SKC Occupational Health delivers a very high standard of service. Su Chantry is very responsive to all communication, and has always supplied us with a full range of information about the tests or vaccines we have required. Medical appointments with Su are dealt with professionally and empathically, she is great at putting people at their ease. We will continue to use SKC Occupational Health in future, and would recommend very highly to others.
Andrew Knight & Family
Su Chantry is three paired things: Real Empathy and Caring; Real Expertise and Skill; Real Professionalism and Organisation.
Tom Clark BSc (Hons), MSc, SENr
Reducing stressful scenarios from an athlete's life is imperative for subsequent performance & recovery. When it comes to vaccinations, testing of blood markers & other clinical testing, situations can often become very high stress very easily & this is something I have to be very wary of when it comes to testing my athletes.
Su's skill set, professionalism & client care is second to none & never have I had my athletes feel more at ease & satisfied with the whole experience. As a consequence, she's always my first port of call when it comes to clinical testing.
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