Occupational Health

Our job is to help keep you workforce fit and well.

Reducing sickness and absence cuts costs and maximises efficiency.

We advise on effective occupational health solutions, helping keep your employees where they are most productive and cost-effective

CIPD research estimates that if one employee earning £25,000 per year was absent from work for 6.9 days a year (the current average) it would cost the employer £1,500.

We help you minimise sickness and absence while fulfilling your legal

Our staff ,  including occupational health nurses, counsellors and osteopaths – have years of experience in dealing with absences from physical, emotional and psychological triggers.

If you would like help managing a particular absence case or advice on strategies to reduce absenteeism in your workplace then please get in touch.


We are able to provide most types of medicals with a rapid  turnaround, including PCV, LGV, HGV, crane drivers, forklift truck drivers, offshore workers, pre-employment, safety critical, executive, travel and role-specific medicals.

We can even create a bespoke medical for your exact requirements.

Health Surveillance

Employers must provide health monitoring, sometimes called “surveillance”, for their employees. We use surveillance as an effective means of detecting any change in employee health at the earliest possible stage.

Black and Banton provides health surveillance that is effective, safe, sensitive and covers all your statutory obligations.

Health Promotion

Black and Banton’s health promotion programmes aim to improve the health of workers by increasing their knowledge and understanding of health issues such as diet, exercise and other lifestyle activities. We help companies to create policies and strategies to promote health within the workplace, including targeting a specific issue or section of the workforce.

We help workers to improve and increase control over their health.We use a number of methods to communicate to companies, including workshops and one-to-one talks.

Find out more about our health promotion programmes…

We provide all the occupational health services a business needs, no matter what it’s size.
We have an extensive range of training designed to meet your legal obligations and to aid in staff or personal development.
We offer a comprehensive drugs and alcohol service for companies looking to minimise the disruption abuse of these can cause.
We can provide any vaccination any employee might need, including role-specific vaccinations, travel vaccinations, Yellow Fever and flu vaccinations.
We provide comprehensive physical health services from prevention, through diagnosis and treatment to referral where necessary.
We can provide confidential counselling at our Gateshead clinic, over the phone or at a person’s workplace or home.