How to prove the “Value of Investment” into employee health

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Rachael Forsyth

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 in terms of financial returns has never been very helpful, and instead there’s been a shift to taking into account…


Why should health checks only be available to an organisational ‘elite’?

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Rachael Forsyth

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 economy, society, and culturally. And there are similar benefits for employers – and more. First of all, it’s the basis…


Better employee mental health and wellbeing – step by step guide

Posted on January 22, 2018 by general

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 health and wellbeing in the workplace matter? Prevention and intervention are key ways employers can help reduce sickness absence in…


How to Stay Fit in Work

Posted on May 8, 2017 by Rachael Forsyth

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 we spend most of our time? At work. Bluecrest Health Screening reviews some top tips to keeping fit: The commute…


Cancer – new tests

Posted on November 7, 2016 by general

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 some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from Cancer Research UK. The better news…