Archive | May, 2013

Free Event – Managing Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace find out how to do it.

31 May

Slough Working Well part of Slough Business Community Partnership


08:15am – 10:00am           

Wednesday, 26th June 2013

 SEGRO Conference Centre, 234 Bath Road, Slough SL1 4EE

drugs and alcohol

Don’t miss out!

+ Over 35 businesses attended our last event, so make sure you or a representative attends this free event.

+ Local businesses need to be working together as a community and networking

+ Get involved as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to Slough

Slough Working Well, in partnership with the Slough Business Community Partnership, is pleased to invite you to our next event on the 26th June, entitled “Managing Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace”. The cost of alcohol misuse to the UK economy is £6.4 billion each year and alcoholism affects 4% of adult UK workers. And according to one drug researcher, 1 in 30 employees in the UK has drugs in their system at any one time in the workplace.

This event will also be a great opportunity to network, learn, meet key partners and providers of related services and get involved in the Slough business community. To register, email your name, company name and contact details to Bob Jones (SBCP) at

We look forward to seeing you there.


Free Event – HR How do you deal with Workplace Bullying? – 5th June 2013

30 May

8 in 10 workers are affected by Workplace Bullying


Wednesday 5th June 2013 – 8.45am to 11am

Corporate Health Offices – Slough

HR professionals are invited to join Corporate Health and Bpcollins Solicitors for this event which will look at both the  Legal and OH implications of Bullying in the workplace and give you the opportunity to discuss with peers methods of dealing with this problem

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Bullying at work is a common occurrence in the workplace and it is often unnoticed or not dealt with. Bullying can be directed at a person personally or it can relate to work activities.

Research shows that 80% of managers know that bullying is occurring in their workplace, yet few admitted being involved. Bullying involves negative behaviour being targeted at an individual or individuals, repeatedly and persistently over
time. Common forms include:

  • Being caught up in arguments or rude comments
  • Being ignored or excluded
  • Being given meaningless tasks or being overloaded with work
  • Having information withheld deliberately
  • Being made to feel stupid in public
  • Being the subject of gossip or belittling remarks or not being given credit where it is due

The impact of bullying and harassment are not to be underestimated. Common complaints of victims can include high levels of stress, poor health, a decrease in performance and repeated sickness absence. So what are the answers? Where does HR stand from a legal point of view in terms of dealing with bullying and stamping it out of your organisation’s culture.

  • Should you introduce a bullying policy?
  • Where does the Prevention of Harassment Act come into play?
  • When should you try mediation?
  • When is legal action the answer?

If you would like the answers to these questions and related issues on this negative and destructive subject, we invite you to come along to our free event and listen to and learn from our medical and legal experts on 5th Junehere at the Corporate Health offices in Slough from 8.45am to 11.00am.

Free CPD Training for OH Advisors and OH Physicians – Can’t work Won’t work.

28 May

Corporate Health launches training for OHA and OHP’s,which is open to all regardless of who you work for or where you work. All we ask is that you  are registered as a qualified OHA or OHP.

Corporate Health is a charity established in 1947 before the NHS, Our charitable objectives are to further develop OH services to Corporate Britain through training and research. We are extending our charitable programme to now inlcude training for clinicians outside of our STR and internal development training. Dr Charlie Vivian (Medical Director) and Brett Edwards (Managing Director) would like to invite you to attend this stimulating event. This is the first event of a monthly programme we have put together and is designed to look at topics which will help improve day to day  case work and count towards your CPD..

Course Title

Can’t Work Won’t Work.


10:00 – 12:30

Corporate Health – Slough

Dr Charlie vivian will be Looking at the problems we face in using modern medicine and psychiatry to try and get everyone back to work.

To Book your Place Email sue.o’ 

Find out more about Corporate Health at


What is Occupational Health not there to do?

23 May

Published in the HR Zone

Working at the heart of Occupational Health (OH), I am often struck by the amount of people who fail to fully grasp what the service can deliver. Frequent changes to legislation and increasing levels of employment-related litigation make OH a useful business tool, but a lack of understanding is hampering firms’ ability to utilise it in order to avoid HR headaches. But as much as the issue is caused by companies not appreciating what OH is here to do, I believe that just as many problems are created by organisations and individuals who fail to comprehend what it isn’t there to accomplish.

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25 Free Access Codes to our New Online Occupational Health Training for HR – Register Now

21 May


Corporate Health, a leading national Occupational Health provider, launches an innovative online training solution for HR professionals on how to get the best ROI from their Occupational Health service.

Established in 1947, the charitable objectives of Corporate Health include education and research and with this in mind, the organisation’s clinical experts have worked with HR to develop this new and innovative online training course.

We launched the new training at the CIPD HRD learning and development exhibition, our new and innovative product to facilitate online Occupational Health (OH) based learning for HR managers. The training guide, “How to effectively use Occupational Health in the Workplace”, will provide case studies and solutions whilst posing questions to guarantee that any HR Manager going through the training will receive clear, decisive and commercially focused advice on how to benefit from OH, therefore ensuring a return on investment for themselves and their employees and enabling their OH provider becomes a trusted partner for their organisation.  See Dr Charlie Vivian explain a case study looking at Adjustments and the Equality Act.  Click here to watch the video.

Managing Director, Brett Edwards said “I believe that the OH industry lacks good quality training solutions for HR on how to get the most from OH. Dr Charlie Vivian, Occupational Health Physician, delivers an enlightening online training programme which will help HR pro actively manage employees with long term absence or health issues affecting their performance.”

The course, now available to HR managers across the UK, normally costs £35. We are giving away 25 free access codes to this training all you need to do is register your details. A draw will take place on the 29th May 2013 and winners notified thereafter.

To register for the draw  and chance to win go to

This practical online training solution for HR is the brainchild of Brett Edwards and Dr Charlie Vivian.  The training will be delivered by experienced Occupational Health physicians.  Brett said “There is a current misconception by HR that OH works against them.  In reality, this is just the opposite, OH loves HR.  Any OH provider should be a trusted partner to HR in terms of helping them and their employees get the most from OH.”  He went on to say that “We know many organisations are not seeing the true potential from their OH provider because they are not using the service correctly or at the right time and therefore do not see the full benefits from both an employee health and monetary basis”.  Dr Charlie Vivian, an experienced consultant in Occupational Medicine, has been heavily involved in this new product too from both a clinical and medical viewpoint as well as an OH viewpoint.  Previously, Charlie was Director of Quality for NHS Plus, a national network of NHS OH providers.

As part of its mission statement, Corporate Health aims to use its charitable status and expertise to support education and research into Occupational Health.  The launch of this online training product for HR backs up the organisation’s promise to itself and its supporters to be a part of improving, educating and innovating the Occupational Healthcare industry going forward. 

For more information or interviews go to or call us on 0845 680 7875

Mental Health First Aid Training Session Just £99

20 May

Find out how you can equip your workforce to deal with stress and Mental Health related conditions


Corporate Health is holding a 4 hour Mental Health First Aid Lite introduction training taster event at our Slough based facility on 17th June (9am to 12 noon) for just £99 + VAT per person.   To register your place at this event, email

Research shows that anxiety, stress and depression were responsible for the most UK sick days (c. 70 million days every year) from 2001 – 2008. The cost of mentalillness to UK business is huge , with the latest figures showing a £30.3 billion loss, which equates to £1,206 per employee who has not been supported with mental health issues. By introducing Mental Health First Aid training into the workplace, businesses will be creating a healthier workforce and making a potential cost saving.

Corporate Health is now offering the internationally recognised and accredited MHFA training to UK organisations who are leading the way in understanding, identifying and supporting the need for good mental health in the workplace. The training will educate people to spot the first signs of mental illness and give them the knowledge and confidence to help those in distress.

Please join us on this  effective taster session ….

Mental Health training benefits and further information.

More information about our partnership with MHFA England.


Free training on how to use a defibrillator – Slough Friday 31st May

13 May

Friday 31st May
From: 12:30 to 14:00
At: IQ Segro Marketing Suite – 210 Bath Road, SL1 3YD
To register to attend email

Come to our taster session to learn the basics of defibrillation

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  • Find out what is defibrillation
  • How to use an AED
  • How this method of first aid can help you, your colleagues and your family members

This 1.5 hour session really could save lives. For every minute that passes without defibrillation, the chances of survival
decrease by 5%

To register to attend email


  • AED Defibrillator
  • Carry case
  • Responder kit
  • 2 hour Training Course
  • All for just £1600

Life Saving Defibrillators available at Corporate Health Research shows that applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides the best possible chances of survival. So, what is a defibrillator? A defibrillator is a life-saving machine that gives the heart an electric shock in some cases of cardiac arrest.

Who should have a Defibrillator?
All work and public places such as offices, factories, sports associations, football clubs, leisure centres, shopping centres, private schools, railway stations, Dentist surgeries, GP surgeries and so on should have one onsite. Defibrillators can also be used in the home.

The Equipment Features:
The AED has been designed to be:

  • Simple to use
  • Easy to maintain
  • Affordable to buy
  • Inexpensive to run
  • Can be used for both adults and children

The Price:
For £1,600 plus VAT, the AED Defibrillator is supplied with everything that you need to be up and running, including a free carry case (worth over £100) and a free Responder Kit. The cost includes a training course on site for up to 10 people.

The Training:
If you have or decide to purchase a defibrillator, it is important that those who use it are appropriately and thoroughly trained. So, when you buy an AED from us, we will give you a free 2 hour course designed specifically for those who need to know how to use a defibrillator correctly in the event of a cardiac arrest. This is both a practical and hands on course, usually sold separately at
£70 per person plus VAT.

Life Saving Defibrillators available at Corporate Health
The only shock you’ll get is the one that you want!
For more information, call 0330 330 3095 or email
For technical information email