Global healthcare provider Iqarus, an International SOS company, has developed and launched a new service to safely manage suspected cases of coronavirus following their disembarkation from an offshore location.
Heart disease is the single biggest killer in Scotland. It acts as a huge burden on the NHS, with someone in Scotland being admitted to hospital due to a heart attack every 50 minutes. It causes daily devastation, with coronary heart disease causing around 18 deaths every day.
Aberdeen occupational health firm International SOS has seen its fair share of M&A activity over the years.
Ten subsea companies have pledged £65,000 towards a medical research project which aims to determine the best procedure for resuscitation of divers in a diving bell.
Statistics show that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, but many are too afraid to talk about it.
December is the season to be jolly and to share goodwill with all, but if we’re honest – it’s also very full on.
This year has seen much greater and very welcome stability return to the oil and gas industry, thanks in no small part to a reduction in oil price volatility that has plagued the sector in recent years.
Occupational hygiene is one of the lesser-known areas of occupational health, which is often mistakenly thought of as having a purely medical focus.
The minority stake holder in a leading Aberdeen occupational health firm has announced it will take full ownership of the company.
With more installed capacity than any other country, the UK is a global leader in offshore wind.
Clinical governance is, at its core, about creating a framework to continuously improve the quality of services. It is designed to safeguard high standards of care by creating an environment in which excellence in clinical care will flourish. Clinical governance ensures high quality patient care is delivered safely.
Iqarus, a leading provider of intelligent and integrated healthcare for demanding and complex environments, has strengthened its clinical leadership with the appointment of two new clinical directors.
It’s no secret working in the offshore oil and gas industry comes with health risks, both physical and mental.
Combining a mixture of clinical and safety responsibilities can, in the right circumstances, be extremely effective and perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than in the offshore oil and gas sector.
Employees are a company’s most valuable asset so it makes sense to look after them.
Expertise in the North Sea oil and gas industry is abundant and it’s easy to see why. As a complex sector that has evolved and fine-tuned itself over the last 50 years, it continues to meet the bulk (almost 60%) of UK oil and gas demand and support – that’s more than 280,000 jobs in the supply chain.
Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.
Absenteeism can be a big problem. Average employee absence is 6.6 days per year and the annual cost to British businesses is around £554 per employee, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Any business relies on its assets. Whether these are people, machinery, or even data, it is vital for the sustainable growth of any company that these are nurtured, protected and cared for.
For the industry at large, sourcing medics, like many specialist roles, is increasingly a major challenge.
The UK’s oil and gas industry has clearly been through some challenging times.
Around 3.7 million people in the UK have been diagnosed with diabetes, a figure that has more than doubled in the last 20 years. That’s not accounting for the additional estimate of almost one million people believed to be unknowingly living with the condition because they have not yet been diagnosed.
The last flu season to grip the UK was the worst in seven years. With its grim effects so fresh in the public consciousness and the 2018-19 flu season fast approaching, now is the time for businesses to recognise the potential commercial consequences to being ill-prepared.
As human beings, we are all individuals and we all have pressures put upon us; we all have our own mechanisms for coping with those pressures but when those mechanisms are exceeded, we are stressed. There is no such thing as good stress.
A business that engages with continuous professional development (CPD) is investing in its future.