Who we are
Established in 1997, Blackwell Associates is a premier occupational health advice and support provider for over 500 businesses across Northern Ireland. The company was founded by Dr Alan Black who obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 1984. Dr Black subsequently obtained his specialist occupational health qualifications (Membership of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine) and specialist accreditation in 1992. Dr Black is the only occupational physician in Northern Ireland trained to use the appraisal scheme currently being trialled by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and to appraise other occupational physicians using the pilot appraisal tool.
Our team consists of two full-time occupational consultants and a number of other sessional occupational physicians. We also have two full-time and two part-time qualified occupational health nursing advisors, a business manager and secretarial staff. The core team has however been working together continuously since 1989, initially in the occupational health department of Northern Ireland Electricity.