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  • Alcohol awareness webinar

    Alcohol Awareness Webinar

    24/11/21 – Blog

    Research conducted by Public Health England and various alcohol charities over the last 18 months has shown that levels of alcohol consumption increased significantly throughout the pandemic, with more than a quarter of people reporting that they had drunk more during the lockdowns.

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  • Drug and alcohol testing mythbusters

    Drug and Alcohol Testing Mythbusters

    24/11/21 – Blog

    ‘Refusing to have an alcohol or drug test is treated the same as a positive test.’ ‘Passive cannabis inhalation can cause a positive drug test result’. There are many misconceptions around alcohol and drug testing, and over the years we’ve heard all sorts of myths, but which are based in[...]

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  • What makes a good alcohol and drug policy (1)

    What makes a good alcohol and drug policy?

    16/11/21 – Blog

    A robust Alcohol and Drug policy is the foundation of an effective workplace testing programme and crucial to helping you reduce the risks of substance misuse within your organisation. But what makes a good Alcohol and Drug policy? This time, Hampton Knight’s Client Services Director Michael Wakeham gives us the[...]

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  • Alcohol Awareness Week

    Alcohol Awareness Week

    16/11/21 – Blog

    Today marks the start of Alcohol Awareness Week (15-21 November), an annual campaign run by Alcohol Change UK that aims to get people ‘thinking about drinking’ and raise awareness of alcohol harm.

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  • Hampton Knight Alcohol and Drug Testing

    The future is bright…Hampton Knight and Medigold Health

    15/11/21 – Blog

    To round off our Spotlight Series feature charting Hampton Knight’s journey from small family business to becoming one of the UK’s most trusted workplace testing providers, we speak to the brand’s CEO Scot Smith (formerly COO of Medigold Health) about how he came to head up our alcohol and drug[...]

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  • Alcohol and Drug Testing FAQs

    Alcohol and Drug Testing FAQs

    11/11/21 – Blog

    Hampton Knight’s Client Services Director, Michael Wakeham is back on our blog once again, this time answering some of the questions we get asked most frequently by our clients and their employees about alcohol and drug testing. Listen on to find out if it’s possible to fail a drugs test[...]

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  • What is Alcohol and Drug testing (1)

    What is Alcohol and Drug Testing?

    01/11/21 – Blog

    As part of our newly launched Spotlight Series, throughout November, Medigold Health will be showcasing the different services provided by our specialist Alcohol and Drug Testing division, Hampton Knight. But what exactly is Alcohol and Drug Testing?

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  • Black History Month (1)

    Celebrating Black History Month

    28/10/21 – Blog

    Every October for the last 30 years the UK has celebrated Black History Month. This annual event intends to recognise the fundamental contribution of people with African or Caribbean heritage to our society, to promote black British history and black culture, to challenge racism and to highlight the ongoing need for[...]

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  • Hampton Knight Alcohol and Drug Testing UK_Joining the Medigold Health family

    A winning team…Hampton Knight and Medigold Health

    28/10/21 – Blog

    Next up in our Alcohol and Drug Testing Spotlight series, we hear from Alex Goldsmith on why Alcohol and Drug Testing is such a key area of our business and why Hampton Knight proved the perfect fit when Medigold Health were looking to bring this service in house back in[...]

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