Benefits of in house Doctors

In-house company Doctor (1x4hour onsite weekly clinic)

In-house clinics are becoming increasingly popular amongst medium to large-size companies, offering health care, wellbeing and health promotion to the company’s employees. This helps to foster a wellness culture and over-arching support to the health needs of the company. It encourages employees to seek help early for medical conditions, which if ignored, can lead to significant periods off work and subsequent costs to the company. It is not uncommon to wait 3 weeks to get an appointment with your regular NHS doctor, which would take an afternoon off work, as opposed to 20minutes at an onsite clinic. Many investigations can also be done onsite, including blood tests. The costs of the clinic should offset the cost to the company in sickness absence, as well as providing morale to their employees.


The UK’s largest annual survey of sickness absence rates and costs shows that sickness absence was an average of 2.8% of working time per annum, or 6.5 days per employee, during 2014.

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development/Simplyhealth’s Absence management survey, larger workforces report higher sickness absence. The most common conditions are coughs and colds, muscular neck and back problems, Migraines and mental health issues. All of which can usually be managed by GPs, and if caught early, could prevent late complications and time off work. Health awareness and understanding of wellbeing can drastically reduce recurrent problems and prevent illness. Having a personal company doctor can provide a behavioural and cultural shift in the workplace, to allow employees to take accountability for their health and wellness, and therefore prevent illness.


Benefits to employer: 

  • Reduced sickness absence, in the short and long-term.
  • Better workforce morale- the sense of having their health and wellness supported.
  • Treating illness early before it requires time off work.
  • Net cost saving. Employees become less ill, less time off work and increased productivity.
  • If there is an on-site or contactable doctor, the employee will feel obliged to use the service before becoming so unwell they need to take the time off.
  • Rather than taking half a day off work, an onsite GP can offer a 20 minute consultation to diagnose and treat the problem.
  • Yearly flu vaccines can be offered to all staff to prevent flu
  • Senior members of the team can have full medical health screens onsite (including full physical examination, blood tests and other investigations)


Benefits to Employee:

  • Feeling supported.
  • Avoiding lengthy waits for appointments with their local GPs at a time inconvenient for them.
  • Supportive to mental and physical wellbeing, and promoting preventative medicine.
  • Continuity of care with a regular doctor they know and trust, with direct telephone/email access to that doctor during the working week, with the opportunity for a face-to-face weekly clinic. Good communication with doctors can positively impact sickness absence levels.
  • Especially helpful for employees with long commutes to work


Doctors’ credentials:

Dr Tim Lebens BM DFFP MRCGP is a private GP Baker Street 

Experienced, approachable and highly professional.

I have had experience working as the in-house doctor for LandSecurities.

I have over 8 years of experience working in corporate medicine at Wimpole Street W1, with a specialist interest in preventative medicine.

Qualified as a doctor for over 15 years, highly trained, having completed a 3 year postgraduate training scheme at St.Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. Psychiatric experience completed at The Priory, London.

Esquire’s medical columnist for over 3 years.

‘Tatler’s recommended GP June 2015’



Estimated costs are around £600/4 hour clinic. These could be run weekly or fortnightly. There can be added back-up via telephone/email directly to the GP any day of the working week.

Premature Vision loss caused by your smartphone

Spending too much time staring at your smartphone or any other digital screen for that matter can lead to a host of eyesight problems including premature blindness.

The main culprit of these vision problems is blue light. It is extremely damaging to the retina and as technology has advanced so has digital screen tech which uses and emits a lot of blue light.

Blue light has a short wavelength, thus creates a higher measure of vitality. Our eyes’ characteristic channels don’t give adequate insurance against blue light beams and studies recommend that, after some time, introduction to the blue end of the light range could cause genuine long haul harm to our eyes, as well as our rest designs, expanding our danger of specific sorts of tumors, and putting us at more serious danger of getting diabetes, coronary illness and experiencing corpulence.

There’s developing medicinal confirmation that blue light introduction may cause perpetual eye damage; add to the decimation of the cells in the focal point of the retina; and assume a part in causing age-related macular degeneration, which can prompt vision misfortune.

Melanin is the substance in the skin, hair, and eyes that assimilates unsafe UV and blue light beams. It’s the body’s regular sunscreen security. Higher measures of melanin bear the cost of more prominent assurance, however as we age we lose melanin, so that by age 65 half of the security is gone making us more powerless to eye sickness, for example, macular degeneration.

The retina is a thin, multi-layered tissue covering the inward eyeball. The retina can be hurt by high-energy visible radiation of blue/violet light that infiltrates the macular shade found in the eye. A low macular shade thickness may speak to a hazard factor for age-related macular degeneration by allowing more noteworthy blue light damage to the retina.

A Harvard medicinal examination expresses that “High Energy Visible (HEV) blue light has been recognized for a considerable length of time as the most unsafe light for the retina. After endless presentation, one can hope to see long range development in the quantity of macular degenerations, glaucomas, and retinal degenerative ailments”. What’s more, a paper distributed by the American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF) reports that “the blue beams of the range appear to quicken age-related macular degeneration (AMD) more than some other beams in the range”.

Blue light blocking glasses also known as blue blockers have orange coloured lenses and are designed to protect the eyes from the harmful effects of blue light.  They are available online on amazon as well as in reputable opticians.

Dangers of Amalgam Fillings

All amalgam fillings contain around 50 percent mercury, and research reliably demonstrates that these fillings uncover dental experts, dental staff, dental patients and unborn hatchlings to mercury vapor, mercury-containing particulate and extra types of mercury tainting. (1) Mercury is a very lethal component, and there’s no known safe level of introduction. Dental practitioners  have been utilizing these mercury-loaded dental amalgams for over a 100 years as filling material for tooth rot. In any case, does a century-in addition to history of utilization settle on this filling decision safe with regards to your wellbeing? The basic answer is NO!

The American Dental Association expresses that dental amalgam is viewed as a protected, moderate and sturdy material that has been utilized to reestablish the teeth of more than 100 million Americans. (2) However, every time a man with an amalgam filling bites, the mercury inside that filling is discharged into that individual’s body. Mercury harming is a genuine wellbeing worry the world over, and amalgam fillings are one of the best contributing causes.

In the event that the Food and Drug Administration conceded the genuine danger of amalgam fillings, then actually a huge number of individuals would need to make sense of whether or not they need to evacuate the fillings and, if yes, how to pay for the expulsion. The FDA’s decision in 2009 renaming mercury and amalgam as both having more serious hazard (class II), however not banning them all together, isn’t that astonishing on the grounds that it would represent a noteworthy bother for such a significant number of. Be that as it may, let me know disclose to you why removable might conceivably be particularly justified, despite all the trouble and why you ought to choose elective fillings for your general wellbeing.

Late History of Amalgam Fillings

In 2009, the FDA checked on logical confirmation exhibited with respect to the genuine wellbeing risks caused by having mercury-based fillings sitting in the mouths of a huge number of Americans. What the FDA realized then rolled out it make a genuine improvement.

On July 28, 2009, the FDA issued a last decide that renamed mercury from a class I (minimum hazard) gadget to class II (more hazard) gadget and likewise characterized dental amalgam as a class II gadget. Also, it assigned an uncommon controls direction archive for dental amalgam. (3)

In this direction record, it even concede that “dental amalgam likewise discharges low levels of mercury vapor, a synthetic that at high introduction levels is all around archived to cause neurological and renal unfriendly wellbeing impacts. Mercury vapor focuses are most noteworthy instantly after arrangement and expulsion of dental amalgam yet decrease thereafter.”

So the FDA concedes that the negative wellbeing reactions are particular and likewise very much recorded, yet despite everything it needs to keep on using mercury in fillings despite the fact that there are better choices? It’s difficult to accept, yet that is precisely what’s happening.

Unmistakably the FDA is conceding amalgam fillings are more unsafe than initially accepted, however this is as yet insufficient security for the American open.

Dr Rashid of Time Dental, a Farnham Dentist based in the UK states that the alternatives are much safer and recommends all his patients to have their amalgam fillings removed.