Offshore Medicals

Offshore Medicals

To make an appointment call : 07977462121

or email:

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.

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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 or request prices. Phone: 07977462121 or email :

The Examination

The examinations last approximately 30 minutes 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 specifically requested by the employer, and only with the consent of the applicant.

You will need to provide the following:

Dr S Islam MRCGP contact details

To make an appointment call or request pricing : 07977 462121

Offshore medicals website : South Tyneside Offshore Medicals /

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