SKC Occupational Health
We have rounded up a few articles that provide news on current occupational health topics, health tips, and more …..
A reflection by Su Chantry and her colleagues on working in the Covid pandemic.
Formula Woman – Isla Mackenzie
We are so excited to share this interview with Isla, who is a motorsport engineering graduate.
She is entered into an all-female racing competition called Formula Woman, which is aimed at ladies who have little to no racing experience. 6 winners will be professionally coached early next year and win a fully sponsored drive in a McLaren GT4 in the 2022 GT Cup championship.
SKC occupational health is proud to be sponsoring and supporting Isla’s health in her journey through this competition.
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.
19th April 2021
I’m donating 10% of all covid swab charges to a fund raiser for a public health project in Gambia
1st April 2021
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.
5th JANUARY 2021
Virus Tests Conducted
Daily – 498,624
Last 7 days – 3,129,297 (+18.7%)
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.
Keeping races running, keeping racing safe
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.
Williams F1 TV
The Sunday Times
Read on to find about Su’s nursing work as featured in The Day in The Life in The Sunday Times.
Flu Vaccine Demand High
Attending Formula One races is something I never imagined I would be doing as an OH nurse.
Libby Morley our mental health hub expert writes about PPE for mental health following coronavirus
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH JOURNAL
Read about how occupational health can help an employee return to work with a neurological disorder
COVID 19 Support
Su Chantry returned to critical care ward work during the Covid -19 Pandemic ….
Supporting the NHS during Covid -19
Williams F1 TV
Return to work after the pandemic lockdown, a toolkit for employers and employees.
Listen to our hub expert physiotherapist Claire Bowen Henson talk what workplace physiotherapy can offer …
SO, YOU ARE PROBABLY THINKING
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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.
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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