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Dr. Craig Thompson

Dr. Craig Thompson graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1986 with MB ChB and B Med Biol (Commendation).

Offshore Medicals Direct was the brainchild of Dr Craig Thompson. He had the vision to see there was a definite market need for such a venture, and the determination and expertise to make it happen.

He previously worked full-time in occupational medicine providing both topside and diving medical cover to installations in the UK offshore sector. He was formerly medical advisor to Sonat Offshore and Agip UK and has extensive knowledge of the UK offshore environment.

After completing the Oil and Gas UK Examiner course in 2013, he singlehandedly built this website allowing Offshore Medicals Direct to open in the summer of 2014.

Very sadly Dr Thompson developed bladder cancer in the months after launching the business and lost his fight against it in 2016. Offshore Medicals Direct goes on under Dr Iain McLardy.


Dr. Iain McLardy

Dr Iain McLardy graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2005 with MB ChB and BSc Med Sci (Honours).   

Subsequently he spent several years working in a number of locations in north east Scotland including Aberdeen, Elgin, Peterhead, Buckie and Wick gaining experience in a variety of medical disciplines including accident & emergency medicine, general medicine, gastroenterology, general and orthopaedic surgery, and obstetrics and gynaecology. 

He passed the MRCGP in 2011 and the Oil and Gas UK course in 2014, and is now an approved Oil & Gas UK medical examiner. Between 2011 and 2019 he worked as a General Practitioner in Banff, but from May 2019 he will be providing General Medical Services in Peterhead.

He is now an MCA approved examiner, performing ENG1 medicals.

Mrs Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1987 with BSc (Honours).

She gained 12 years experience working as an analytical chemist with GlaxoSmithkline before moving to the NHS in 1997.

She has recently completed training in audiometry and fitness testing.

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