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 Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Glamorgan and is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Lorainne was a guest lecturer at the University of South Wales on the OH Diploma course and is Secretary of OH Wales which is an umbrella organisation for OH Professionals that puts on an annual conference and organises workshops to enhance practice. Lorainne frequently makes presentations at safety conferences and study days and worked with 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, 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 women’s 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 a Diploma in Occupational Health (technician) and graduated from the University of South Wales in 2017. He also attends regular CPD training courses and works on site as well as from our Consulting rooms. Outside work James is a keen sportsman and enjoys football and playing golf.
Nurses and Physicians
Workare uses occasional 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. All the Advisors and Physicians are professionally qualified with extra qualifications in Occupational Health and many years working in the field – both private sector and public. We are proud to be working with Dr Nikki Cordell FFOM and her Affiliate OH Physician team at Cordell Health. 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 Physicians are also HSE Appointed for Lead, Asbestos, Ionising Radiation and HAVS Tier 4 assessors.
We are pleased to have Ruth Thomas, an experienced Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health on board to run our OH Nurse Advisor clinic. Ruth can carry out referrals by telephone, skype or face to face. A telephone appointment is effective in most cases and has the advantage of being quick and easy to arrange without asking your employee to travel. You do not need to request a GP report first.
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 10 years ago and she provided us with such a valuable service that we employed her! Verity has a degree in Health, and a counselling certificate. She has completed a Pitman course in Medical Administration which has given her the professional qualification to support her work. Outside work, Verity and her partner enjoy fine dining, cooking and holidays in the sun.
Another key member of the administrative team who helps run the place with Verity. Also 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.
Steve Thomas is our logistics associate and is responsible for all aspects relating to our mobile medical screening unit including transportation and maintenance.
We are one of a few providers listed on the National Public Sector Framework Agreement for Occupational Health provision and been awarded Government, Council and University contracts because of this
We are fortunate to have associations with other professionals and companies:
- Kelvin Williams from Kelvin Williams Ltd – Occupational Hygiene.
- Healthy Workstations – Ergonomic and workstation suppliers.
- Syn Lab in Abergavenny.