Aviation medicals now available at our cork clinic

    Cognate Health is delighted to now offer aviation medicals, a specialist service that provides renewals and revalidations for pilots, cabin crew, air traffic control and flight service officers. This primary Cognate Health offering at the Elm Court clinic in Cork city will be led by Doctor Kieran Murphy. Doctor Murphy is a 330 […]

Long Covid Leading to Higher Sickness Absences

MARGARET KIRBY Policy makers, employers and occupational health and safety professionals need to prepare for the health impacts of long covid, which is affecting up to 1 in 10 people who have had Covid-19, is limiting employees’ ability to work and increasing absences. Long covid, or post-Covid 19 condition as it was recently named by […]

Good Health when Working From Home

4 Simple Tips to Promote Good Health When Working from Home. The standard office is usually set up to be productive. However, as the current Covid-19 situation forces staff from non-essential businesses to work from home, the temporary remote spaces being created across the country will come with challenges, and may lead to health problems. From […]

Make video consultations work for your business

In this ‘new normal’, we are all having to adjust to working remotely. This means virtual meetings via video are now a part of the working day for most of us, with tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom commonplace.  At Cognate Health, our remote health consultations have formed part of our service for years […]

Remote Case Management System Launched

23 March 2020: A unique remote case management system for occupational health has been launched today by leading Irish occupational health providers Cognate Health. The system will support businesses in the current public health emergency, along with alleviating an overburdened healthcare system.  The roll-out of Dayone+, initially due to take place in April, has been brought forward to assist […]

A New Age for Occupational Health Medicine

Last week I spoke at the opening night of the Diploma in Safety Health and Welfare at Work at University College Cork. It’s in its 25th year and as popular as ever. I have been involved with the Diploma for 23 of those years. It caused me to reflect on how occupational health has changed over that time. How […]

New Standards for Quality and Safety

Professor John Gallagher Chairs HSE Group On The Development of New Standards For Quality And Safety In Occupational Health Services In Ireland. Last week, the HSE launched new occupational health standards for occupational health services at the very first annual conference of the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Unit Education Centre, Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. The aim […]

Cognate Health ISO27001 Announcement

COGNATE HEALTH BECOMES FIRST1 IRISH OWNED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH COMPANY IN IRELAND TO BE RECOMMENDED FOR ISO27001 CERTIFICATION The ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management System provides requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving an information security management system (ISMS). Cognate Health have worked through the planning and implementation of the system over the past 12 months. […]

How much exercise do we need?

 Well, it’s that time of the year again – no, not Christmas (yet) but time for the Cognate Health team to take part in the annual Run in the Dark on November 11th. Training for the run has focused our minds on exercise, as it tends to do. We all know that sometimes we need to increase […]

The Wellness Debate

“It is, therefore, heartening to discover that businesses that truly do well for their workers also do well for their investors.” Wellness in the workplace is one area where there are few people in the middle ground. In general terms, there are those who firmly believe that improving wellbeing at work leads to business benefit […]

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