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We have rounded up a few articles that provide news on current occupational health topics, health tips, and more …..

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Covid News

13th April 2021 

As of 17th May 2021, the new system will see destinations categorised into green, amber, and red lists. Each of which will have different quarantine requirements – but testing will be essential for all.

This traffic light grading will be regularly reviewed – please look here for what countries are categorized https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

 

Green List
Travellers returning from green list destinations will need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test and pre-order a PCR test to take on or before day two of their return. They do NOT need to quarantine 

 

Amber List
Arrivals from countries on the amber list will need to quarantine at home for 10 days, in addition to taking tests before and on day 2 and day 8  after the trip. You should not travel there for leisure purposes.

 

Red List
Arrivals from countries on the red list must quarantine for 10 days in government-managed hotels.

 

Covid News

19th April 2021 

I’m donating 10% of all covid swab charges to a fund raiser  for a public health project in Gambia

Laura Asbridge and I trained as student nurses together ….. a very long time ago! Laura has had connections with Nuhu school in Gambia for a while. SKC OH is joining the volunteers in April 2022 to help Laura at the school. We are going to help build a toilet block for the rural community school and support the local community with some practical activities. The school has over 400 children attending each morning, but there are no funds for a full day so the school cannot afford lunches for the children. There are no qualified teachers and very few teaching resources. Each rainy season the mud built classrooms are washed away and need to be rebuilt each year. We would like to raise £2000 to build a 6 cubical toilet block to replace the hole in the ground which they presently have to use!  A new toilet block will provide desperately needed sanitation and sinks for hand washing, therefore reducing the risk of illness and disease. Good sanitation is the fundamental route to good health. As a public health nurse this particular project means a lot to me. 

Covid News

1st April 2021 

SKC OH Hub able to deliver tests through the gov.uk providers list for international arrivals travelling from amber list countries who are required to quarantine in their own accommodation. Tests for red list arrivals who are required to quarantine in Managed Quarantine Facilities can only be delivered by NHS T&T.

As of Thursday 1st April, the following countries were on the red list:

Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Eswatini, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guyana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Suriname, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

It was announced last week that from 0400 on Friday 9th April Bangladesh, Kenya, Pakistan and the Philippines would be added to the red list. Arrivals from these countries after 0400 on Friday 9th are not allowed to use privately provided tests and must book a Managed Quarantine Facility package.

 

Covid News

5th JANUARY 2021 

Virus Tests Conducted

Daily – 498,624

Last 7 days – 3,129,297 (+18.7%)

Covid News

Up to September 2020 clinicians in the UK have conducted a total of 1,546,584 antibody tests which includes both the instant (fingerstick) and lab (venous) tests https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/
Both of which are used in the Covid -19 testing undertaken by SKC OH Hub clinicians.

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Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations will provide protection against the unpredictable nature of the influenza virus in vulnerable groups such as older people, pregnant women, those with underlying medical conditions.

Offering the flu vaccination to your workers will increase their level of protection against the disease and reduce the potential cost of absence to your organisation.

The changing nature of the influenza virus means that the strains will change from year to year and the vaccinations are developed to deliver resistance against these new strains. An annual Flu vaccination is therefore recommended for employees as any previous resistance will decrease as the virus changes.

SKC Occupational Health can deliver these vaccinations on site to your organisation. Employees only need to leave their work for a few minutes to attend the on-site flu clinic. Clinic times can be organised according to the needs of your business.

Flu vaccination vouchers are also available for an organisation to purchase from SKC Occupational Health. These can be given to employees so they can access the flu vaccination at specified outlets if holding a flu clinic is not convenient for an organisation or for employees who are unable to attend the on-site clinic.

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The Sunday Times

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The Independent

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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH JOURNAL

Read about how occupational health can help an employee return to work with a neurological disorder

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Su Chantry returned to critical care ward work during the Covid -19 Pandemic ….

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workplace physiotherapy

Listen to our hub expert  physiotherapist  Claire Bowen Henson talk what workplace physiotherapy can offer …

SO, YOU ARE PROBABLY THINKING

How can we help?

We have a range of highly qualified and professional clinicians as part of the team. Together we evaluate your needs from educating your team to creating the optimum healthy environment for them to work in. Plus everything else in between. For a full list of all (there is a very long list) of what we offer, check out our services page here. This includes the latest on national seasonal awareness campaigns, including any educational workshops or seminars that are available.

However, as we said before, we are the experts, and you may need some guidance on finding the right solution for your particular needs. Below are the three main areas we support people.

Workplace Health

Advice

Health

Surveillance

Mental

Health

HAPPY CLIENTS EQUALS

Kind Words!

Megan Hall

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.

Alison Ho

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.

Tom McCulloch

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.

Sarah Caruso

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.

Cait Morrison

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

Performance Coach

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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