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Employee sickness costs businesses an average of £595 per employee per year

Posted: 16th November 2016

Ensuring your team are fit and healthy is in your business interest, so why not introduce Employee Healthcare for your employees for the New Year. It’s a great perk for them and for your business.

Many employers offer secondary healthcare to their staff, but GP care – the first port of call – is often neglected. We can offer your team full GP services, often with same-day appointments, minimising disruption to the working day. We offer an independent and bespoke occupational healthcare service. The benefits to your business include:

  • Minimum disruption to your business
  • Reduced sickness
  • Long-term cost savings
  • Reduced long-term absenteeism
  • Increased staff loyalty and morale
  • Supportive & proactive advice
  • Increased staff retention
  • Increased productivity

As well as primary care, we can also offer more specialist occupational healthcare including mental health services, vaccinations and medical assessments. We’re a long standing OGUK approved examination centre and we are able to expertly carry out a large variety of work-related medicals and assessments including Audiometry, Spirometry and substance/alcohol testing for both on and offshore workers. We’re able to provide assured certification in all aspects of the medical fitness assessment that you would require for your employees.

There are many benefits of using YourGP for your Occupational Healthcare needs, including:

  • Customisable assessments to meet your exact HR requirements
  • We have experience at dealing with regulatory compliance needs
  • We offer a flexible “on-demand” service to fit with your schedule – we specialise in providing short notice healthcare.

All our specialist medicals are specific to their purpose so will involve a variety of different tests relating to the relevant criteria you would need to be met. All examinations comply with current legislation and are completely confidential.

In addition to being a perk to your staff, offering healthcare support to your team is an effective way of improving their well-being, loyalty and performance.

If working with YourGP to meet your Occupational Healthcare needs sounds like something you would like to take advantage of we offer a structured approach and will work with you to develop a bespoke healthcare package.

We can be contacted by telephone on 0131 225 5656 or you can email Jacqui, our Business Manager, at

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