Employee Absence is Costing the UK £29 Billion a Year

Employee Absence is Costing the UK £29 Billion a Year

Whilst this alarming statistic is a bitter pill to swallow, it is not all doom and gloom for UK organisations. A recent study from the CIPD shows there have been small signs of improvement in national employee absence levels, with the average decreasing across all sectors to 6.3 days per person – the lowest figure in 7 years. What has been driving this reduction? Collaboration. Organisations are taking a more of a collaborative approach between their HR and Occupational Health functions. Historically, OH has often been viewed as the last resort when managing…Read more
Successfully navigate the OH procurement minefield

Successfully navigate the OH procurement minefield

Medigold Health's Commercial Director, Tom Butcher, has worked in the Corporate Healthcare industry for over 10 years, leaving him well-versed on the challenges and pitfalls that come with buying (and selling) these services. Check out his 5 fundamentals for successfully buying Occupational Health & Wellbeing Services for your organisation... 1. Do your research Occupational Health & Wellbeing providers come in every shape and size, so its worth doing some research first to determine who might be a good fit, and who is definitely too small/big/specialist/weird to work with. A good way to do…Read more
Business Growth Fund backs leading UK Occupational Health provider Medigold Health

Business Growth Fund backs leading UK Occupational Health provider Medigold Health

Official Press Release - Thursday 16th November 2017 Medigold Health, a leading provider of occupational health and corporate wellbeing services, has received a £9.5m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to support its ambitious growth plans. The Northampton-based business has used some of the funds to make two strategic acquisitions, buying IMASS, an occupational health provider with a focus in the South West of England and on public sector customers, and Hampton Knight, a specialist provider of alcohol and drug screening services throughout the UK. Founded 20 years ago by Dr Mike…Read more
Medigold Health proud sponsors of Reeds Weybridge RFC U12’s

Medigold Health proud sponsors of Reeds Weybridge RFC U12’s

Kids love playing in team sports. The sense of camaraderie, getting out in the fresh air, doing some exercise. It’s all good stuff for children and can be a nice way to spend the day as a family. With 70% of children leaving organised sports by the age 13, it is very important to encourage children to continue in sports, be it just for fun or to pursue professionally. Alongside the dedication of parents and coaches in supporting the children to take part in sport and physical activity, team sponsors also play an instrumental role in supporting the club.  …Read more
Medigold Health acquires South West OH specialists IMASS

Medigold Health acquires South West OH specialists IMASS

Following on from our exciting announcement regarding our recent purchase of Hampton Knight, Medigold Health are also proud to announce that we have successfully completed the 100% acquisition of Industrial Medical and Safety Services Ltd (“IMASS”). CEO of Medigold Health, Alex Goldsmith, commented; “It is fantastic to be able to welcome IMASS and their excellent people into the expanding Medigold Health family. Alongside Medigold Health, IMASS are established experts in the field of Occupational Health, with a particular and impressive focus on the South West of the UK and in providing services to…Read more
Medigold Health acquires Alcohol & Drug Specialists Hampton Knight

Medigold Health acquires Alcohol & Drug Specialists Hampton Knight

Medigold Health is pleased to announce that, as part of our continued growth and commitment to setting the standard of occupational health across the UK, we have acquired 100% of the share capital of Hampton Knight. CEO of Medigold Health, Alex Goldsmith, commented; "I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to all involved with the Hampton Knight organisation into the Medigold Health Group. As experts in the field of alcohol and drug screening throughout the UK, adding Hampton Knight to our vibrant business enables us to offer a greater breadth of service…Read more
Time to Tackle the Taboo

Time to Tackle the Taboo

Alan Bradshaw - Associate Director of Mental Health Services, Medigold Health Traditionally, mental health has been a taboo subject within the workplace, surrounded by a culture of silence and lack of understanding. However, as the number one cause of sickness absence and with an average of 15million working days lost annually due to stress, depression and anxiety alone, organisations have had to start tackling the taboo through better knowledge and understanding of this complex condition. The theme of this year's World Mental Health Day, is Mental Health in the Workplace  and our Associate Director…Read more
Supporting the Selfie Generation

Supporting the Selfie Generation

Mental Health Awareness, October 2017 - Brought to you by Medigold Health in Partnership with WSM Alarming figures from the NHS shows that the number of teenagers and young adults  being admitted to hospital with mental health-related conditions has soared by 42% in the last 18 months. Experts suggest that these figures reflect a generation under constant pressure from 24/7 social media access fuelling insecurities, bullying and unrealistic expectations.  Our October Mental Health Awareness newsletter gives advice and guidance on how you can support the young people in your life. Download your copy below.Read more
AbleMed Health joins the Medigold Health family

AbleMed Health joins the Medigold Health family

Medigold Health acquires Scottish based healthcare provider, AbleMed Health. Scottish based Occupational Health provider, AbleMed Health, has recently been acquired by Medigold Health, the UK’s leading independent Occupational Health and Wellbeing organisation. Over the past five years, Medigold Health has been implementing a carefully planned growth strategy. A key part of this strategy is to identify areas in which Medigold Health can enhance its business either geographically or operationally through sensible, strategic acquisitions. The successful acquisition of AbleMed Health opens up a great new opportunity for Medigold Health to significantly increase its Scottish footprint,…Read more
7 reasons to ignore National Work-Life Week…

7 reasons to ignore National Work-Life Week…

To celebrate National Work-Life Week our Specialty Registrar in Occupational Medicine, Dr Paul McGovern, has suggested 7 reasons you might want to ignore it. 1) You want to be less efficient at work Humans have a finite ability to focus, limited stamina and a worsening of performance when they don't take enough rest. Use these features to your advantage by spending as much time as possible at work, well in excess of your contracted hours. The benefits add up with even more time - as you get progressively more exhausted you'll become less…Read more