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
Supercharge your resilience

Supercharge your resilience

Dr Momeda Deen Medigold Health, Consultant Occupational Physician (BSc, DDS, MBBS, MFOM) "Resilience allows individuals to bounce back from the challenges of life and to endure and flourish in their work and home environment." When attempting to identify those who may struggle to cope with life’s challenges, research suggests that looking at personality traits is more reliable than assessing single measures of resilience or stress. In the world of medicine, assessments of general practitioners showed strong correlations between personality traits and resilience. Four personality traits, in particular, have a strong influence on an…Read more
Mental Health Awareness – August 2017

Mental Health Awareness – August 2017

Antidepressants have certainly helped people and saved many lives. However, they are also over-prescribed, the first and often only resort of the busy healthcare professional to deal with the bewildered person sitting in front of them.  Crucially, they treat symptoms, not causes, meaning that sufferers may never properly confront what has made them unwell in the first place – a vital step in order to achieve sustainable recovery. In this month's newsletter, we look at alternative methods of looking after yourself or a friend when facing depression.Read more
Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

Tips for staying healthy whilst at work and pregnant

By Melanie Stradling, Senior Occupational Health Adviser South Whilst pregnancy is most certainly not an illness, your growing “bump” needs to be taken care of. Whether you are unlucky, enough to face daily doses of morning sickness or you are blooming and about to start your maternity leave, enjoying work whilst pregnant is key for your overall well-being. Here are a few quick tips to help you: Tip 1 Keep water at your desk. Keeping hydrated , is something everyone should do, but pregnancy makes the need for proper hydration even more important.…Read more
Our Stansted Clinic is Open

Our Stansted Clinic is Open

Medigold Health is pleased to announce that our on site Stansted Airport clinic will be opening on a full time basis from today, Monday 31st July offering Health Surveillance services including Airside Driver medicals. The location of our clinic will be: Suite 2 Endeavour House  3rd Floor Coopers End Road Stansted For more information please contact sam.berry@medigold-health.com or call Sam Berry on 07879 33 14 33 Medigold Health attended the The Check-in @ Stansted Business Exhibition on the 22nd June: "Medigold Health was delighted to be involved in this year's Check-in @ Stansted. This was our…Read more