Offshore Medicals

The Westoe Practice in South Shields provides Offshore Medicals

Dr S Islam is a GP in South Tyneside and has close links with South Tyneside Marine College.

Dr S Islam is an approved examiner for Oil & Gas UK (formerly UKOOA) and previously, the Norwegian Board of Health. He is also certified to perform medicals as required for the UK and North Sea Offshore Oil & Gas industry as well as for work in other areas where this certification is required.

A reciprocal arrangement (Hardanger agreement) is in place that allows Oil & Gas UK medicals to be accepted for work in Norway, Holland and vice versa.

As of 2014 onwards, Norwegian Offshore Medicals will, in effect, only be issued by Norwegian doctors.

The mutual recognition does NOT extend to the additional medicals for those involved in Emergency Response Duties.

Contact Dr S Islam to book an appointment. Phone: 07977462121 or email :

Essential Fees

  • Oil & Gas UK (OGUK / UKOOA) £110 *
  • Danish Maritime Medical £100
  • RenewableUK Medical ( Wind Turbine Medical ) £160, (includes Exercise Response Test)
  • Oil & Gas UK + RenewableUK Medical £180
  • Company Specific Medical P.O.A
  • Shoulder width measurement £30, (Bideltoid / shoulder breadth).

Additional Fees will be incurred for:

  • Exercise Response Test - Chester Step (with medical) £60
  • Exercise Response Test (without medical) £70
  • 10 point urine drug screen (with medical) £60
  • 10 point urine drug screen (without medical) £70
  • Alcohol Breath test £10
  • Chest X-ray, bloods and ECG can be arranged when required, at additional cost.
* There is a £10 additional fee to the overall booking for Medicals or Tests undertaken on a Saturday

The Examination

The examinations last approximately 30minutes and involve examination of the main systems of the body including Audiometry (hearing test), Spirometry (lung function) and a Urine test to screen for diabetes or the presence of blood.

The additional tests listed above are undertaken if specifially requested by the employer, and only with the consent of the applicant.

You will need to provide the following:

  • Urine sample at the time of the examination
  • Complete a health questionnaire (provided before the examination)
  • Photo I.D. such as a passport or drivers licence.

Dr S Islam MRCGP contact details

To make an appointment call : 07977462121

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