The Occupational Health team is led by Lorainne Jenkins a Specialist Occupational Health Nurse, with many years experience in Occupational Health. Lorainne has a qualification in Occupational Health as well as being a registered nurse. Lorainne also has a teaching certificate ( FETC ), has an Honours degree in Vocational training, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Glamorgan and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Lorainne is a guest lecturer at the University of South Wales on the OH Diploma course and Secretary of OH Wales which is an umbrella organisation for OH Professionals. Lorainne frequently makes presentations at safety conferences and study days and is currently working with the Health and Safety Executive on its Bridgend Employers Engagement project when she is making a presentation in September. Lorainne is also MD of Workare and oversees all aspects of the company as well as providing a” hands on” approach.
Workare is one of the few companies to employ a Specialist Occupational Health Technician – Lorna Andrews who is qualified to diploma level in occupational health, and also has her NEBOSH health and safety certificate. Prior to commencing her diploma Lorna was the Workare project administrator on the Airwave research project that the company ran in conjunction with Imperial College, London for the Home Office project. It ran for 3 years and Lorna oversaw all elements of the day to day running including all technical and screening aspects. We screened 6,000 police staff and officers during that time and produced valuable information for the project. Lorna has recently taken on a Business development role and has become more active developing and promoting Workare locally. Outside Workare Lorna is an active member of several charities and womens business development organisations and has a busy social life.
James is the latest addition to the Workare team. James has a degree in Sport and Health and has been training as an OH Technician with Lorainne as his mentor. He has been attending the Diploma course in the University of South Wales sponsored by Workare and graduates later this year. James has been increasing his remit over the last few months and now runs his own clinics. Outside work James is a keen sportsman and enjoys football and playing golf.
Nurses and Physicians
Workare uses independent OH Nurses for specific contracts and they are recruited for their expertise and areas of practice. All are inducted and work to Workare Operating protocols and attend regular update sessions. We have specialist staff with expertise in OH Management, Audit and NHS medicals and some have been with us for over 10 years. All Workare nurses and physicians are trained academically and vocationally most with qualifications in Occupational Health at various levels and many years experience working in the field – both private sector and public. All attend regular update sessions and the company mentors many newly qualified occupational health nurses. We are proud to have Dr Keith Pilling FFOM and Dr Paula Devlin AFOM as part of our physician team. Accredited to Fellowship or Membership level of the Faculty Of Occupational Medicine they provide clinical supervision and valuable experience and expertise to the Company. The Occupational Health physicians have their own independent practices and a large knowledge base including experience with Health And Safety Executive appointments and prestigious public sector contract work. They are both HSE Appointed Physicians for Lead, Asbestos, Ionising Radiation and HAVS Tier 4 assessors.
Verity is our key administrative support person and holds everything together. Verity has supported the company since being with us on placement as a student 7 years ago and she provided us with such a valuable service that we employed her! Verity has a degree in Health, a counselling ceritifcate and is just about to complete a Pitman course in Medical Administration which will give her the professional qualification to support her work. Outside work, Verity and her partner enjoy fine dining and cooking and holidays in the sun.
Looks after our web page design and improvements and is our dedicated Marketing consultant. With a background in multimedia computing and web design he has taken on the Workare portfolio from scratch.
Has designed and produced our video links and also is responsible for brochure and general media. Paul Nelmes is our logistics associate and is responsible for all aspects relating to our mobile medical screening unit including transportation and maintenance.
We have in the last year formed a strategic alliance with Jean Fisher from “ the Occupational Health Business” supported by Dr Devlin and Dr Pilling from “Fulcrum Reporting”. This has allowed us to bid for larger contracts and we have been successful in being on the Framework Agreement for Occupational Health provision for Wales councils. We were awarded the OH Nurse contract for the Welsh Government in December 2012 and cover the whole of Wales.
We are fortunate to have associations with other professionals and companies: