Healthwork acquires IOM occupational health services


Healthwork is pleased to announce the acquisition of the occupational health business of IOM (Institute of Occupational Medicine), with effect from 30th March 2015.

IOM is one of the leading providers of workplace health research and consultancy services.  IOM has regional offices in Edinburgh, London, Stafford and Chesterfield and has established a presences in South East Asia with the opening of IOM Singapore.  IOM was established in 1969 in the UK as an independent charity, and today has a strong reputation for high quality research, consultancy services and scientific services. More information about IOM can be found by visiting the IOM website

The IOM occupational health business has offices in London and Edinburgh.  It offers a range of occupational health services to its customers including health surveillance, absence management, training and health promotion activities, and has a strong presence in the construction industry and in educational establishments.  IOM is divesting its occupational health business so that it can focus on its core business activities including research, consultancy and service provision relating to workplace health, environmental factors and public health, all of which are unaffected by the acquisition.

Healthwork is a physician-led occupational health company with a successful track record of creating innovative solutions for its customers since 2003.  The success of Healthwork has been built on the cornerstones of quality service and the ability to provide flexible and affordable services.  Healthwork was the first OH provider to achieve SEQOHS accreditation in May 2011.

The acquisition provides Healthwork with an important foothold in the London and Edinburgh areas and enhances Healthwork's UK-wide geographical presence.  Healthwork Managing Director Dr Tok Hussain said "The acquisition of IOM's occupational health business is a positive move for both companies, their customers and their employees.  We are very happy with the acquisition which will strengthen our position and enhances our UK-wide geographical presence.  The move also provides opportunities for Healthwork and IOM to collaborate in the future through the provision of complementary services".