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Occupational Health Services

Specialist Occupational Health Services


Medacs Healthcare is an established accredited provider of occupational health services for employers across a wide variety of industry sectors. 

Whatever your environment or industry, we can help you to address complex health issues relating to your workforce with a flexible range of services, delivered by experienced Occupational Health specialists.

Our standard services include: 

  • Pre-employment screening
  • Absence management
  • Return to work assessments
  • Flu and travel vaccinations
  • Health surveillance (HSE)
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Our Professional Clinical Team

Our professional clinical team are also qualified to conduct a wide range of specialist medical assessments, including:

  • Offshore medicals
  • Safety critical medicals
  • Wind turbine medicals
  • Asbestos medicals
  • Radiation medicals
  • Lead medicals
  • Silica medicals
  • Audiometry
  • Skin assessments
  • Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) level 1-4
  • Respiratory assessments, plus many more relating to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)Services include specialist medical assessments and bespoke case management. 
For more information about the range of services we offer, please click here to download our brochure.
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Flu and Vaccines

Flu affects absenteeism, workability and productivity for up to three weeks per person and costs the UK economy billons every year.

Organisations are increasingly recognising this and providing flu jabs for all their employees to mitigate the impact and cost.

Our team of certified Occupational Health Nurses can administer flu jabs onsite at your workplace or at one of our local clinics, depending on your location.

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Return to Work Screening

We can support you to manage the complexities of returning your staff to workplaces.

In many cases, risk assessments will be needed to safeguard the physical and mental health of your employees and comply fully with government and regulatory guidance and employment law. 

Our return to work screening services include telephone interviews with your employees, using a bespoke questionnaire to gather key information about their health, wellbeing, and normal working environment. All potentially hazardous aspects are taken into account, based on their role and personal circumstances, such as the need for close people contact and use of facilities, equipment or travel, as well as their vulnerability based on a range of factors such as their age, prior conditions and mental health.

Our experienced Occupational Health professionals will then assess their vulnerability based on a risk matrix, and advise your HR teams so they can consider any reasonable practical measures and make informed decisions on the best course of action.

Reporting on the process will include the management information required to show due diligence has been followed in line with guidance from the government and industry regulators and employment law.

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Pre-employment Screening

Once someone has been offered a position within your organisation we will complete an assessment of their health prior to the commencement of employment.

This questionnaire, which is completed by our experienced healthcare professionals, will provide a review of their current health and wellbeing.

Should we identify that a candidate requires some additional support in the workplace we will provide you with guidance and details on the next steps to take so that you can ensure that they receive any reasonable adjustments to their work environment. Alternatively, we’ll liaise with your HR teams to complete the certificate or arrange for further assessments which may include a face-to-face meeting.

The assessments can be conducted on-site at your organisation for ease of access or within one of our local clinics.

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Absence Management

Managing without your key resource can be draining on fellow colleagues but also the productivity of the organisation and ultimately, your bottom line.

We’ll support your management teams in making evidenced-based decisions when a referral for absence occurs to ensure the correct support of your employees.

You’ll receive a prompt response from one of our Occupational Health Advisors, who will make contact with the employee to complete an assessment. This assessment will collect further information regarding the absence to share with the HR teams so that they can make informed decisions on the course of the next action.

Whether the referral is relating to short or long-term sickness management, our experienced team of nurses and physicians will provide you with the tried and tested plans you need to build confidence in your management team.

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Health Surveillance

Our team of healthcare professionals will see to it that your organisation remains proficient in maintaining the highest health and safety standards to current workplace legislation.

Why is health surveillance important?

  • To detect potential risks to employees within a workplace, ensuring that preventable measures are in place
  • To better understand the impact within an organisation and communicate the potential risks with employees
  • To create a platform where employees can communicate about the effects of the role on their health
  • To identify potential irregularities within practice and ensure that the correct control measures are introduced or restored

You can be assured that our team of nurses and physicians will never take a blanket approach to your organisation. Our ongoing health checks will review independent positions and will provide you with the guidance for effective work-related controls.

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Safety Critical Medicals

Through our team of advisors we’ll help you to identify any potential risks to employees and will work with health and safety management teams to develop preventative plans and assessments, which incorporate:

  • Safety critical medicals - various tests to assess fitness for work
  • Asbestos medicals
  • Radiation medicals
  • Lead medicals
  • Silica medicals
  • Respiratory assessments
  • Skin assessment
  • Noise assessment
  • Hand and Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) level 1-4
  • Audiometry, plus many more relating to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)
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Offshore Medicals (OGUK)

Our occupational health specialists can provide all the medical assessments needed to ensure your offshore employees are fit to work in specialist environments.
In addition to standard offshore medicals, performed at our clinics or on-site, specialist medical assessments available include:

  • Fit to train in water
  • Asbestos medicals
  • Working with food
  • Confined spaces or working at height medicals
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Bi-Deltoid shoulder measurement
  • ERT (emergency response training)
  • Wind turbine medicals
  • Radiation
  • Lead medicals
  • Noise and Respiratory Health Surveillance
  • Work-related vaccinations (designated yellow fever centre)

Tele-Occupational Health 

In line with current OGUK guidance, we can now provide occupational health services for offshore industries remotely, conducting interviews via telephone or video calls.

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At a glance

Why provide flu vaccinations for your employees?



  • The importance of flu vaccinations in the context of the pandemic has been recently reiterated by Public Health England, the NHS and the World Health Organisation.
  • 15% of the population get flu every year and are absent for up to three weeks from work with a significant cost and productivity impact.
  • Corporate flu vaccinations could save the UK economy up to £28.9 million in averted sick day costs, by preventing employees from falling ill in the first place.
  • With severe vaccine shortages expected this year, it may be more difficult for individuals not in 'at risk' groups to get vaccinations via other routes.

How our service works

We can provide flu vaccination clinics for groups of employees, at your premises, at a time and date to suit you, or we can do ad-hoc vaccinations at our site in Redcar. Vaccines are administered by certified and experienced occupational health nurses.

Half or full-day clinics can be booked, depending on the number of staff you need to vaccinate (roughly 80 can be immunised in a single day). Vaccinations can be administered quickly and easily with pre-jab questionnaires to check medical contraindications, and staff will be back at their workstations in a matter of minutes. We will ensure you have all the information you need prior to our arrival on site

Vaccines are priced competitively, with additional charges for our staff to administer them and travel to your premises. The service is VAT exempt and we are fully insured.

Our credentials

Our occupational health teams have been providing flu vaccination services for over 15 years. Our clinical staff are fully trained with all the necessary registrations and we are SEQOHS certified.

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