Occupational Health News & Alerts


Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome - Case Study

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)

An engineering company in Rochdale has been fined after a 29 year old worker was diagnosed with Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.

Healthwork are committed to protecting the health of working people – are you doing everything you can to protect the health or workers?  We can assist you with appropriate health surveillance…….


World Mental Health Day

At Healthwork, we offer "Stress Awareness" health and wellbeing days. This raises awareness for your employees and creates a more comfortable setting, to talk, inform and act upon.

We collectively look at how we can combat mental health. Your employees meet our clinicians and counsellors, this being a personal approach, answering any questions, with presentations, workshops and our mini health checks, concluded with a report. 

To find out more or book a health day with us please call 01618319701 ref Stress Awareness Package. 


National Work Life Week

“The week is an opportunity for both employers and employees to focus on well-being at work and work-life balance. Employers can use the week to provide activities for staff, and to showcase their flexible working policies and practices.” 


Aviation medicals for pilots and cabin crew

These medicals are compliant with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) requirements and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards.
Medical and occupational health providers are only able to offer and perform these medicals if they have doctors who are authorised and appointed as Aero Medical Examiners (AMEs) by the CAA.
Furthermore, the premises from where these medicals are conducted must be approved by the CAA, as being fit for purpose and having appropriate medical equipment to perform aviation medicals. 
Healthwork, our premises and our AMEs have been approved by the CAA and we are delighted to say that we meet the high CAA standards. Healthwork can now therefore offer private pilots medicals and cabin crew medicals.   

We can now offer class 2, LAPL (light aircraft pilots licence), cabin crew medicals, ratings assessments and FISO (Flight Information service officer) medicals.  We can do initial, renewal and revalidation medicals


Healthwork Alert - Number 55 NEW State of the art MRI scanning and imaging facilities

NEW Imaging Facilities  – special offer to Healthwork customers
Healthwork has partnered with South Manchester Diagnostic Centre, enabling Healthwork and its customers to rapidly access the latest investigative diagnostic technology. 

South Manchester Diagnostics is a brand new facility that offers state of the art imaging facilities including a Siemens Skyra 3T MRI scanner plus x-ray and ultrasound facilities.  The centre located in South Manchester also offers consulting rooms and clinical laboratory tests.  The centre offers rapid appointments with rapid reporting of results.

Many employees are waiting for long periods for NHS investigations such as MRI scans and X-rays.  MRI scanning and X-rays investigations are often a bottle-neck in the care of a patient and accessing these privately can facilitate the care for patients.  The waiting times for these tests can increase sickness absence times significantly.

There is often a case for employers funding investigations for employees thus expediting their care and reducing downtime and sickness absence. 

Healthwork in conduction with this partnership with South manchester Diagnostics is able to facilitate this process and help with expedited return to work programmes. 

Healthwork customers can benefit from special
introductory offer rates for imaging as follows:

  • MRI scan single area    £299
  • MRI scan 2 areas           £499
  • MRI scan 3 areas           £699
  • X-ray single area            £85
  • X-ray 2 areas                   £100
  • Ultrasound scans          £325

To discuss investigations and imaging, and how this might benefit your staff, please contact us on 0161 831 9701.  You can also contact Sarah Whittaker at South Manchester Diagnostic Centre on 0161 738 1740 or at SMD@medicalimaging.org.uk

Please quote HealthworkMRI for the special offer rate.
For more information, please visit www.southmanchesterdiagnostics.co.uk

For more information on Healthwork, please visit www.healthworkltd.com