At the heart of the matter


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.


Iqarus: It pays to talk


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.


New year, new you


December is the season to be jolly and to share goodwill with all, but if we’re honest – it’s also very full on.


Helping employees to focus on wellbeing


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.


Taking a clinical approach to safeguarding


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.

Oil & Gas

Applying local expertise, globally


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.


The real cost of absenteeism


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).

Health & Safety

Diving into the future


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.

Health & Safety

Iqarus: Understanding the economic impact of a diabetes diagnosis


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.

Health & Safety

Iqarus: No shame in taking time off with flu


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.

Other News

Combating stress in workplace


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.


Win-win equation of good CPD


A business that engages with continuous professional development (CPD) is investing in its future.