We have been delivering occupational health services for 16 years, building our reputation for quality.
We’re proud to help our clients reduce absence, mitigate risk and boost their productivity through occupational health and wellbeing.
We have specialist expertise in a range of sectors including aviation, construction, charities and third sector, emergency services, engineering, manufacturing, professional services, public sector, retail and utilities.
We invest in the latest technology to bring you analysis and benchmarking as well as return on investment data, so you can see where your occupational health investment is paying off.
Our mission is to be the most trusted healthcare provider in the UK by putting people first
Our core values of trust, honesty, integrity, and competency underpin everything we do.
We have worked hard to create a strong clinical development and governance environment, to establish our reputation as the employer of choice for only the best clinicians.
Duradiamond Healthcare is owned and managed by health and business professionals, giving us a deep understanding of our clients’ health and wellbeing strategies and services.
We bring together multi-skilled clinical and customer services professionals, supported by an infrastructure of performance-assured IT and Quality and Governance.
After graduating from Liverpool University Chris joined the Royal Navy, where he trained in occupational medicine. After leaving the Navy he became Chief Medical Officer for the Channel Tunnel construction project before he was appointed an NHS Consultant. During his time with the NHS Chris founded what was to become the UK’s largest NHS commercial occupational health provider. Chris has held a variety of posts with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, including those of Regional Speciality Adviser and Scottish Board Member. He has also represented occupational medicine within BMA Scotland and has been a director of the Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association (COHPA). Passionate about occupational health, Chris believes in demonstrating the true value of Duradiamond Healthcare’s services. For him, ‘value’ means return on investment, as well as quality and satisfaction. He founded Duradiamond Healthcare in 2002.
Andrew joined Duradiamond in 2016 from Health Management Ltd, which he founded and grew over 15 years. Since joining Duradiamond, Andrew has seen the business flourish with new teams bringing fresh ideas and improved practice every week. Andrew served as deputy chairman of the Commercial Occupational Health Providers Association and encourages Duradiamond colleagues to contribute to all areas of the Occupational Health sector. His particular passion is the personal development of staff, particularly younger members and apprentices. Andrew is a graduate of Bristol and Cambridge Universities.
Chief Medical Officer
Alasdair started his career as a GP with his father and grandfather in practice after graduating from Southampton Medical School. He trained in Occupational Medicine with Prof Euan MacDonald at IBM and latterly went on to become Chief Medical Officer to AxA PPP healthcare OH, and CMO to Pfizer Inc in the UK. More recently, Alasdair founded Health Management Ltd with Andrew Noble, which they grew to become the largest OH provider in the UK. During his time at HML, Alasdair helped win and set up the Government’s Fit for Work service. Alasdair has just completed his tenure as President of the Society of Occupational Medicine and currently sits as the Faculty's and Society's Representative on the BMA OH Committee. Alasdair was recently awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians for services to Occupational Medicine.
After qualifying in nursing with the NHS, Paul spent seven years in senior front-line roles, specialising in accident and emergency work. He then joined the private health sector to lead a care team that specialised in a range of surgical specialities. It was at this time that he developed his management skills, developing a new system for measuring the nursing hours required for different patients and processes. He further honed his skills within the occupational department of a national newspaper before returning to the NHS at a more strategic level, managing the delivery of occupational healthcare services to income-generating private contracts for a large NHS Trust. Paul joined Duradiamond Healthcare in 2007 to lead the company’s team on the site of a major global sporting event. He became Director of Nursing in 2012.
Director of Education Services
Gary Buchanan has thirty years of experience in emergency medical care and has been involved in immediate care education since 1988. He gained his comprehensive emergency care knowledge and skills through work in both hospital and pre-hospital settings, and has worked in a broad range of public and private health care sectors. He is a published author in this area and contributes to a number of standards bodies and other strategic organisations related to immediate care. Gary has been with Duradiamond Healthcare since its beginnings, helping the Education Services Department to gain its reputation as a leading provider of high-quality immediate care training and services to a large number of major organisations and companies. Gary’s responsibilities include the design and development of all Duradiamond Healthcare’s educational products and services.
Alex has over 20 years’ experience of designing and delivering Occupational Health and Wellbeing services to the corporate market. Alex founded and ran a well known OH business based in Manchester for ten years. He is now the Commercial Director of Duradiamond Healthcare, working with the rest of the team to develop the business and service offer to maximise benefits to employers. A marketing and business graduate, Alex is Chair of COHPA (Commercial OH Providers Association).
Director of Nursing
Chris has over 20 years’ experience in Occupational Health across a wide range of industries including transport, media, construction and utilities. Prior to working in Occupational Health, she worked in general nursing in a number of settings including the Falkland Islands. Her special interest is tropical disease and she is currently a doctoral student at the University of Bath. Chris is a specialist adviser to the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nurses and is passionate about quality and professionalism within OH. She also supports the working groups for SEQOHS.
Chris is a fully qualified ACCA accountant with key strengths in creating sophisticated pricing models costings and financial forecasts with in-depth knowledge of the occupational health market, public health sector and wider health economy. Chris has a thorough understanding of complex contract requirements and how to structure commercial activities with the aim of providing best value for clients. Chris and his team develop financial management information to facilitate commercial decision making. Chris joined Duradiamond Healthcare in 2017 and has over five years' OH experience.
Client Services Director
Simon joined Duradiamond in 2016 after eight years at Health Management Ltd where he was responsible for the Client Relationship and Operational teams. Prior to working in occupational health Simon held client relationship roles in the City and had a career as an Army Officer following graduating with a degree in International Relations. As Client Services director at Duradiamond Simon is responsible for leading the teams that co-ordinate and deliver contracted services to clients, and for the overall relationship management of all contracts. Simon interacts directly with clients to ensure successful implementation, service delivery and strategic objective setting. He also liaises with the clinical, operational and commercial teams at Duradiamond to ensure service delivery and shape future service provision to inform client investment decisions.
Elissa is a fully qualified member of the CIPD whose experience and strengths lie across all aspects of HR management with a specialism in recruitment, training and TUPE. Her principal motivator is the welfare of the staff, looking to develop potential from within as well as to recruit new talent to strengthen the whole team skillbase and dynamic. She is adept at finding HR solutions which are fair and inventive for most HR scenarios. Elissa joined Duradiamond in 2016 having most recently completed roles at The Disability Trust and Health Management Ltd. She is proud of her position at Duradiamond and enjoys being kept busy by the growth in the business.
Deputy Medical Director
Adrian graduated from Southampton University in 1997 and specialised full-time in occupational medicine in 2002. He has been an Consultant Occupational Physician since 2007 and a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine since 2014. During his career, Adrian has been Chief Medical Officer to a wide range of organisations spanning the public and private sector including local authorities, government agencies, police forces, insurers, financial institutions, charities, telecoms and media, retailers, brewers, engineering and logistics. He has helped to steer opinion within the speciality during his time on the executive committees of the Society of Occupational Medicine and the Association of Local Authority Medical Advisers. Adrian feels strongly that the key challenge for occupational health is to empower managers in self-managing common health problems within the workplace, so that the health budget is targeted more effectively to the rehabilitation of those employees who are in greatest need of professional support.
Jac has over 15 years OH and wellbeing experience and has undertaken both account management and clinical operations including attaining ISO9001, 14001, OHSAS and SEQOHS. She has developed all the business and operational protocols and introduced a governance structure to support clinicians with their revalidation and to ensure quality of service provision is maintained. Jac has worked with the Duradiamond Healthcare’s current senior leadership team for over ten years and she has acted as governance and audit lead at both Health Management Limited and Duradiamond Healthcare. Jac is also the registered Data Protection Officer for DHC.
IT Director & CISO, IT/IS
Phil is a highly experienced OH technology expert and IT leader with over 15 years' OH industry experience. He also has over 20 years’ experience of delivering innovative technical solutions and information security governance. Phil's focus throughout has remained on devising and delivering commercially-effective OH technology strategies that enable and facilitate rather than hinder OH processes. He designed and managed delivery of the IT element of the DWP national Fit for Work service including the delivery of a £8 million greenfield IL3 datacentre and a bespoke software solution.
Duradiamond Healthcare has chosen to support our local and national communities by providing a range of support to local charities and community groups through our skill and time.
"We care deeply about the impact we have on our environment and have a number of initiatives to reduce our annual carbon footprint.
"A number of these initiatives are accredited, but all are the result of our amazing people and teams going out of their way for others every day.
"Duradiamond is committed to providing our services in a sustainable and responsible way and making a difference in our community".
- Jac Crang, Governance Director
Through shared and individual accountability, we will:
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Duradiamond’s clinical governance embodies the attributes associated with a quality management system; consistently achieving high standards, monitoring and management of risk and a constant requirement to improve.
Our clinical governance incorporates:
Our Mission is to put people first.
One way we do this is by seeking to provide a range of youth and disability employment opportunities through a range of schemes (Movement to Work and Disability Confident), apprenticeships, work placements, nurse training programmes and being an Approved Specialist Registrar Training Post.
We continually seek to find new ways to introduce new talent into our business, who might not otherwise have been given the opportunity to work and train with us and we always advertise new posts internally so everyone has the option to grow in their careers and skill development at Duradiamond.