• TAC Healthcare Group plans £2 million investment in people, premises and services

    Aberdeen-based TAC Healthcare Group has announced a £2 million investment to equip and refurbish its state-of-the-art Occupational Health centre and expand its team.  More than £500,000 has already been spent on the Dyce-based facility to provide a hub for integrated healthcare services where patients benefit from easy access to imaging, exercise testing, physiotherapy, laboratory services

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  • It only takes one

    By Ken Park, Clinical director Recent announcements from the UK Government and devolved administrations mean we are now seeing the most significant lifting of restrictions yet across the country with indoor socialising allowed, and even hugging. This means the focus is increasingly on the role of vaccines to keep infection levels low. The UK has

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  • Protect and Survive: Five Golden Rules for Virus Protection Offshore

    In the last year, the Covid-19 pandemic has increased the risks of working in what was already one of the most hostile environments on Earth. But, with the first anniversary of the outbreak not long in our collective rear-view mirrors, offshore workers in the North Sea are facing a twin threat: emerging new variants of

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  • Vaccines and COVID testing

    Vaccines and COVID testing

    With the increased roll out of COVID vaccinations, more than 22 million people in the UK alone have had their first injection, there are a number of questions arising relating to testing and the results of the different tests.  What exactly does the Vaccine do?  The two vaccines currently being used in the UK work

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  • Finnish COVID variant

    Finnish COVID variant

     The Sars-CoV-2 virus continues to evolve with novel variants of the virus being described in: Denmark, Kent, South Africa, Brazil, California and now Finland. Each variant represents a change in the genetic make-up of the virus (the genome), which in some cases alters the behaviour of the virus.  The concern about the latest Finnish variant

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  • Are Lateral Flow Covid tests the Answer?

    Are Lateral Flow Covid tests the Answer?

    With the UK government stockpiling tests and Operation Moonshot gearing up for mass testing there is an acceptance that testing for Covid-19 is an important part in the effort to control the current pandemic.  The lateral flow tests that are being proposed are a move away from the accepted “gold standard” PCR test for detecting viruses

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  • Do Covid-19 tests get it wrong?

    Do Covid-19 tests get it wrong?

    Testing for the presence of Covid-19 has been used to inform policy in many sectors. With regards to the off-shore industry pre-mobilisation testing has undoubtedly contributed to the enviable safety record of the industry during the current pandemic, however all tests are associated with potential inaccuracies. The key questions to ask about any test are:

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  • TAC Healthcare Group aims to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with new 12-minute test kits

    TAC Healthcare Group aims to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with new 12-minute test kits

    Aberdeen-based TAC Healthcare Group has rolled out the latest in COVID-19 testing technology, from UK-based life sciences company, LumiraDx, in a bid to help stop the spread of the virus. The innovative new test kits, which are small and highly portable, can detect the COVID-19 antigen protein from a nasal swab, producing results in just

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  • TAC invests in latest technology to provide an even faster COVID-19 testing

    TAC invests in latest technology to provide an even faster COVID-19 testing

    TAC invests in latest technology to provide an even faster COVID-19 testing service to our customers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, technologies are playing a crucial role in keeping our industry functional in a time of lockdowns, quarantines and social distancing.   We have invested in two of the latest testing solutions to ensure our clients and

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  • COVID-19 – Testing hits 500 per day

    COVID-19 – Testing hits 500 per day

    Great to see the work we’re doing to help operators ensure the safety of their Offshore Workers covered in Energy Voice.

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