Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE

Due to these unprecedented times that we are all currently finding ourselves in, we have found it necessary to amend the way we would normally provide our OH services to you.  To ensure that we can continue to support our clients and their employees whilst maintaining the safety of all involved, we have attuned our services to those of a telephone, electronic and questionnaire only nature.

These include:

Occupational Health physician services:

  • Telephone management referral consultations
  • Telephone radiation reviews 

Telephone counselling consultations. Although these can never be as beneficial as a face to face session, they can provide your employees with the support they need to tide them over in this current difficult climate.

To book any of the above please contact Lisa Stewart: lisa@mohs.co.uk

Occupational Health advisor services:

  • On line Paper based employment health assessment questionnaires for new starters.
  • Paper based night worker health assessment questionnaire

To book either of these please contact Lisa Stewart: lisa@mohs.co.uk 

Questionnaire based health surveillance* for:

  • Hand Arm Vibration
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Skin assessment

*A temporary fitness will be made until the full surveillance can be performed when safe to do so. Please contact Simon Jukes. simonjukes@mohs.co.uk 

Alternatively leave us a message (red box below). This inbox is checked on a daily basis during the working week and we will endeavour to get back to you within in one working day.  

For all other enquiries, please email helenhooper@mohs.co.uk

Statement on temperature and antibody/antigen testing

Temperature testing:

It seems to be the case there is a stage in the illness when you have no symptoms (or very minor symptoms, not including a raised temperature), but can still be infectious to others.  For some people this may be the only sign they get of the illness.  So absence of a raised temperature does not mean an individual is not infected and infectious.

Any employee who feels unwell with a new cough or fever should stay off work.  NHS advice is for people to assess themselves for these symptoms (detailed on NHS website)   The website gives a process for assessing the risk of you having the virus. It is recommended that employees are educated to do this before they attend work and not to come if the assessment indicates they may have Covid infection. 

MOHS strongly advise it is better for people who may have Coronavirus not to present for work at all rather than to attend with the infection to have their temperature taken and then be sent home, in the meantime possibly infecting their colleagues.  If you have a high temperature STAY AT HOME. 

Antibody and antigen testing kits:

It is right that a test for Coronavirus antibodies would show if someone has had the disease. There are, however, no reliable tests available yet, but they are under development.

Public Health England is working very hard with international partners to develop a test which works - their opinion is this does not (at time of writing) currently exist.  All tests developed to date have unacceptable rates of false negatives (saying someone hadn’t had the disease when they have) and false positives (saying someone has had the disease when they haven’t).

A particularly worrying development is the possibility that someone may have antibodies to Coronavirus but still be vulnerable to repeat infection.  No one knows if, or how often, this happens and no one knows what level of antibodies is necessary to be confident someone is immune to further infection.

We do appreciate owners of businesses want to do everything they can to protect their employees - but at the moment this is social distancing and scrupulous attention to hand hygiene, and not testing with unvalidated kits

Dr Malcolm Cathcart
MB ChB MRCGP FFOM

 

Welcome to MOHS Workplace Health

MOHS Workplace Health (MOHS) is an independent provider of occupational health services, health and safety courses and mental health provision.

Based in the West Midlands, our experienced team of physicians, nurses and technicians provide accredited quality and cost-effective solutions to identify, prevent and resolve issues in workplace health, wellbeing and health and safety. Our training team offer a wide range of courses including first aid at work, health & safety, and mental health awareness training, here at our training centre or at a client’s premises.

We are passionate about occupational health and we get to know our clients, tailoring our services and training courses to meet their specific requirements.

Occupational health

Medicals / screening / referrals

Travel health & vaccinations

Stay healthy here & overseas

Employee wellbeing

Create a healthier workforce

First aid at work training

Empower workplace first aiders

Health and safety training

Includes IOSH, manual handling and noise assessments

Mental health training

Effective solutions & interventions

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