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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 […]

Health return on investment (ROI)

Are your health benefits generating a return on investment? Many companies offer a range of benefits from a number of different providers, which has evolved over time.  However, when assessing which are delivering value for the organisation, some businesses find this challenging. New research, as part of a survey of HR directors and managers for […]

Workplace cycling free resources

Become a more active employer with help for cyclists Workplace cycling:  Cycling to work has long been supported by the government in recognition of the fact that there can be many health & wellbeing benefits Cycling can be good for your staff – Research outlined below indicates that active employees take 27% fewer sick days […]

Flexible Benefits – adding Health

Flexible benefits are an increasingly popular tax-efficient way to provide your employees with an attractive selection of options. NEW research by employee benefits organisation Portus Consulting indicates that 26% of respondents offer online flexible benefits schemes, compared with 15% in 2011 The “HR in law employee benefits survey 2013″ used data from 122 legal firms The rise was […]