Stress Awareness Month: creating a healthier working environment

April is Stress Awareness Month in the UK: an annual campaign designed to shed light on stress and encourage open dialogue about stress management and prevention. The theme for this year’s Stress Awareness Month – which was founded by the Stress Management Society in 1992 – is #LittleByLittle. The aim being to recognise how small, […]

Drug & alcohol testing for work and official matters

What is drug and alcohol testing? As a leading drug and alcohol testing laboratory, we test for a wide range of drugs and their metabolites using hair, oral fluid, urine, and nail samples. We also offer a full alcohol testing service including point-of-care breath tests, blood analysis, nail analysis, hair analysis and alcohol monitoring using […]

New North London Walk-In Centre for AlphaBiolabs

AlphaBiolabs has opened its newest walk-in centre for customers in North London, providing on-site sample collection services for members of the public, legal professionals and businesses. The walk-in centre, located within theCentre for Health and Care on Chaplin Road in Wembley, is now taking appointments for all customers looking for a flexible solution for their […]

Updated Network Rail drugs & alcohol standard – what you need to know

The new Network Rail standard NR/L2/OHS/00120 for drug and alcohol testing is a merger of two standards: NR/L1/OHS/051 and NR/L2/OHS/00120. The new standard has been created to provide one clear and concise drug and alcohol standard, and is intended to provide a thorough overview of drug and alcohol testing within Network Rail. It details the […]

AlphaBiolabs Opens New Walk-In Centre in Preston

AlphaBiolabs has opened its newest walk-in centre for customers in Preston, providing on-site sample collection services for members of the public, the legal sector and the workplace sector. The walk-in centre, located within the Flourish Medical Centre at Quayside House on Navigation Way, is now taking appointments for all customers looking for a flexible solution […]

Spotting the signs of workplace stress this Stress Awareness Month

Did you know that April (2023) is Stress Awareness Month in the UK? This national event organised by the Stress Management Society has been running for over 30 years and is designed to raise awareness of the causes of stress, as well as remove the stigma surrounding it both at home and at work. The […]

Bosses are putting pressure on staff to drink, new poll finds

As many as 1 in 5 British workers feel pressurised to drink at work events, according to figures published by UK Addiction Treatment Group. The Group, which surveyed 3,000 workers, found that many feel unable to avoid alcohol during workplace functions, because drinking is expected by their bosses. The findings mean that as many as […]

Drug-driving prosecutions have risen by over 50% in 12 months 

The number of people prosecuted for drug-driving has risen by almost 55 per cent in a year, according to the latest analysis of government figures. The AA, which analysed the figures, found that the number of drug-driving offences rose from 13,736 in 2020 to a shocking 21,211 in 2021. Prosecutions for all driving offences combined […]