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February 16, 2018How to prove the “Value of Investment” into employee health

Return on Investment is the elephant in the room for anyone in HR trying to get backing from the board for a health and wellbeing initiative. The evidence hasn’t been there. But maybe it’s only been a case of looking in the wrong place? The way the world sees healthcare in general has changed. Thinking […]

January 24, 2018Why should health checks only be available to an organisational ‘elite’?

As a nation we hate the idea that good quality healthcare should only be available to those willing to pay for it – but it doesn’t seem to be a problem when it’s within an organisation, when the best healthcare is only provided to senior executives.  A healthy nation is good for everyone, for the […]

January 22, 2018Better employee mental health and wellbeing – step by step guide

What is wellbeing? Wellbeing encompasses many aspects of the way individuals feel about their everyday lives, from their health to their relationships with others to their jobs. Mental wellbeing refers specifically to the mental state of an individual, how they feel and how well they are able to cope with everyday life. Why does mental […]

May 8, 2017How to Stay Fit in Work

Being busy at work is a structure to our lives that the majority of us rely on, but having a demanding schedule inside and outside of work can move keeping fit way down your list or priorities. However, looking after the health and wellbeing of number one should be our main priority, and where do […]

November 7, 2016Cancer – new tests

You may have seen the news today about cancer in the workplace – with research from Macmillan stating that one-fifth of people diagnosed with cancer face discrimination from employers or colleagues on return to work.  But what can a responsible employer do with respect to cancer provision? One in two people will develop cancer at […]

April 26, 2016Latest Pre-Pregnancy Testing now available from Bluecrest

There are many reasons why some women find it difficult to get pregnant. The Bluecrest female fertility check looks at up to three important hormones all of which can affect a woman’s ability to conceive. What’s more, the AMH check can also tell you how quickly your ovarian reserve is running out which can help […]

June 9, 2015Is your business benefiting from the latest health technology?

Most businesses are keen to keep their benefits up-to-date, taking advantage of the latest trends to provide an attractive package to their employees. With that in mind, Dr Nick Summerton, Medical Director of Bluecrest Wellness, was recently interviewed by Personnel Today. In the full article Dr Summerton advocates a holistic approach to wellness.  Simply encouraging […]

March 4, 2015How to improve and health of your whole organisation

Traditionally, preventive healthcare and private health screening has been seen as a perk for senior executives only, with elements sometimes offered as part of the benefits package to others – such as help with eye tests and dental care. More HR teams need to be taking a ‘public health’ approach – similar to that used […]

October 30, 2014A balanced approach to employee wellness

Delivering your Wellness Strategy… Rather than make a selection of independent provisions, often formed by legacy provisions set up over many years, a strategy is important from the outset.  It’s important to understand  what the programme is meant to achieve, and how success will be measured.  This is highlighted in a recent article in Employee Benefits […]

Do you know who the UK’s most stressed workers are?

There is debate that a certain level of stress is a good thing, driving people to achieve.  However there is no debate when considering the impact of unrelenting and unmanageable levels of stress; this has a hugely negative impact on performance and in some case on employee health.   The recently undertaken Big Work Survey […]