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Health Assessments for Business

Help your employees identify their health risks

Help your employees identify their health risks

As an employer, you can take action to help improve the health of your employees. Our convenient on site health assessments help your employees identify health risks, reducing the chance of long term absenteeism. The assessments include personalised health reports and action plans provided direct to your employees on the day.

We have a range of assessment levels available to suit the individual needs of your business.


From just £25 per assessment.

Assessment levels

 

How could health assessments support both your business and your employees?

Our team of medical experts will come to your offices to conduct quick and easy health assessments. This will help identify your employee’s health risks, encouraging them to take action to improve their health and wellbeing, before health concerns become more serious.

  • Simple to organise, and suitable for all employees
  • Bespoke packages depending on your business’ need
  • Helps improve employee wellbeing
  • Supports you in your employer duty of care
  • Helps reduce long term employee absenteeism
  • Helps improve team motivation and morale
  • Access to additional wellbeing services including Lunch & Learn sessions, workplace massages and flu jabs*

*Extra costs are applicable for additional services.

How it works

We offer tailored packages, that include a suite of assessment levels, to best suit the needs of your business and workforce

1. You can book your assessments via our simple online booking system
2. We conduct health assessments on your premises
3. We provide a dedicated account manager to help manage the programme through the process
4. We use point-of-care technology to provide employee reporting in real time
5. We provide reports**, indicating the overall state of health of your workforce
6. We suggest how our findings can dovetail into follow-on actions for your employees

**All reports are anonymous. Available for 50+ employees only, to ensure anonymity can be maintained.

Assessment levels

Our different levels of health assessments range from a simple three-point check to a more detailed premier package measuring 37 different criteria. All of our health assessments provide your employees with instant results and include a personalised health report and action plan.

Additional wellbeing services are also available and include a juice bike, lunch & learn sessions, workplace massage, and even a BATAK wall.

View a full list of our health assessments in the table below, and/or download our summary sheet which details the levels available. 

 

benenden-health-assessments-for-business-summary.pdf

 

Health
MOT
Extended
health MOT
Essential
package
Premier
package
Executive
package
Session duration
15 minutes
20 minutes
30 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
Results feedback
Instant!
Instant!
Instant!
Instant!
Instant!
General
Lifestyle assessment
12-month action plan
You will receive a personalised medical report and recommendations based on the results of your health assessment.
Our nurse will complete a general lifestyle consultation with you on the day and go through your questionnaire.
The doctor will take down your medical history and family history as both have relevance to your health. You will also have the opportunity to discuss any medical concerns or worries with the doctor.
The doctor will complete a full physical examination, checking you from top to toe.
Physical measurements
Blood pressure
Height & weight
Waist to hip ratio
Body mass index (BMI)
Body fat percentage
Visceral fat
Muscle mass
Bone mass
Hydration status
Metabolic assessment
Metabolic age
Blood tests
Total cholesterol + HDL (good)
Cholesterol is an essential body fat (lipid). It is necessary for building cell membranes and for making several essential hormones. Excessive cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease. However, cholesterol is made up of both good (HDL) and bad (LDL) cholesterol.

HDL cholesterol (high density lipoprotein) removes cholesterol from the bloodstream and transports it to the liver where it is broken down and removed from the body in bile. HDL cholesterol is commonly known as "good cholesterol". Raised levels are protective against heart disease, while low levels are associated with increased risk of a heart attack.
LDL + triglycerides (bad)
LDL cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) carries cholesterol, triglycerides and other fats to various tissues throughout the body. Too much LDL cholesterol, commonly called "bad cholesterol", can cause fatty deposits to accumulate on artery walls, potentially leading to artherosclerosis and heart disease.

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) that circulate in the blood. After you eat, the body converts any excess calories into triglycerides which are then transported to cells to be stored as fat. Your body releases triglycerides to be used for energy.
Blood glucose (diabetes)
Blood glucose (sugar) is a test for diabetes. It assesses the level of sugar in the blood at the time of the test. This can vary throughout the day depending on what food has been consumed and when, and if exercise has been completed.
HbA1c (diabetes)
HbA1c is a longer term measure of blood glucose. Glucose attaches to the haemoglobin in the red blood cells, these cells live for approximately 8-12 weeks, therefore is a good indication of the average glucose in the blood over this time frame. This is an important measure for diagnosing type 2 diabetes, as well as indicating how well diabetes is being managed.
Haemoglobin (anaemia)
It is the iron-containing oxygen-transport protein molecule in red blood cells. It is responsible for carrying oxygen from the lungs to the body’s tissue where it is released to allow aerobic respiration. This is an indicator of anaemia. Anaemia has many different causes; iron deficiency is one of the most common. This often has vague symptoms including feeling tired, weak, short of breath or reduced exercise capacity.
H. pylori
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacterium that infects the lining of the stomach and duodenum. It is one of the most common infections in the UK although it is becoming less common. H. pylori is most likely acquired by ingesting contaminated food, water or through person to person contact. It is estimated that 40% of people in the UK become infected with H. pylori at some stage. Once infected, unless treated, H. pylori will remain in the body for life. If left untreated it can increase the risk of stomach ulcers and cancer.
Thyroid function – TSH
This tests whether the thyroid is underactive. The thyroid is a gland that controls all of the chemical and hormonal processes in the body, including how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and how sensitive the body is to other hormones. It does this by secreting hormones itself. In some cases the thyroid does not function normally, it can be underactive. An underactive thyroid can often go undiagnosed as the most common symptoms of are weight gain and fatigue, which can be caused by a variety of factors.
Blood group
Blood groups are defined by the antigens and antibodies present in blood. Antigens are protein molecules on the surface of the red blood cells. Antibodies are proteins found in plasma and are fundamental to the immune system as they flag up invading foreign bodies, such as bacteria, for destruction. The test determines which blood group you are.
Other investigations
Cardiovascular risk score
Cardiovascular risk score is an algorithm that calculates the risk of having a cardiac event over the next 10 years. This takes into account factors that are modifiable and non-modifiable such as age, gender, location, ethnicity, smoking status, weight, BP, cholesterol and many more.
Urine analysis (7 tests for diabetes, infection, hydration, liver and kidney function)
Urine analysis is one of the most commonly used tests in preliminary screening. It assesses the functions of the liver, kidney, urinary tract, but also indicates bladder infections, diabetes and dehydration. The following substances are tested to see if they are present in urine:leucocytes, bilirubin, urobilinogen, specific gravity, ketones, protein, nitrate, glucose.
FOB (bowel cancer – age 50+, symptomatic or family history)
The test determines whether there is blood in the stool (faecal occult blood). If present, this can be an indicator of bowel cancer or colorectal cancer. The cancer itself, in most cases, begins growing in the innermost lining of a section of the bowel as a polyp or adenoma, which if left untreated can develop into cancer through the muscle walls of the intestine.
Lung function
Spirometry is a simple test that can assess a number of conditions and is often an early indicator before any other symptoms develop. The lungs are vital for respiration and the exchange of carbon dioxide for oxygen to supply the body.
Resting ECG
The single lead resting ECG is a quick non-invasive test, to check that the heart is beating normally. An electrical signal spreads from the top to the bottom of the heart stimulating the heart to contract. A healthy heart has an orderly progression of depolarisation (chemical change initiating the process). The pattern of depolarisation characterises the ECG trace, this holds great information about the size and position of the heart’s chambers, rhythm, function and presence of damage.
Osteoporosis risk assessment
Osteoporosis is a slowly developing disease that can weaken bones, therefore increasing the risk of breaking. It affects over three million people in the UK. Software is used to calculate the risk of a major osteoporotic fracture and a hip fracture over the next 10 years.
Female specific tests
Breast self-examination kit
This is self-examination glove, that includes an instructional DVD.
Cancer awareness
Cancer is an ever evolving topic and one which concerns a great number of individuals. Statistics suggest that more than 1 in 3 will develop some form of cancer at some stage in their life, with the most common types being breast, lung, prostate and bowel. It is a condition that involves uncontrollable cell reproduction which can then spread and destroy tissues in other parts of the body (metastasis).
Male specific tests
PSA (prostate blood test – men age 50+, symptomatic or family history)
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a protein which is released into the blood by the prostate gland. An enlarged gland is often associated with higher levels of PSA. PSA levels can also rise with age, with prostatitis (infected prostate) or even vigorous exercise and ejaculation. It is useful to monitor PSA over time so that any change in what is normal can be investigated speedily. This is a blood test that will be sent to the lab for analysis.
Cancer awareness
Cancer is an ever evolving topic and one which concerns a great number of individuals. Statistics suggest that more than 1 in 3 will develop some form of cancer at some stage in their life with the most common types being breast, lung, prostate and bowel. It is a condition that involves uncontrollable cell reproduction which can then spread and destroy tissues in other parts of the body (metastasis). This will focus on the male cancers, and how leading a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Employer testimonial

"The team at Benenden made the whole process simple, smooth and with the best use of resources. The services provided are professional and well managed. The online booking system takes away what could be an organisational chore.” 

Tony Gardner, Health & Safety Advisor, Wates Construction

How it works

We have a straightforward yet comprehensive process for arranging your employee health assessments, which helps you and your employees to get the most benefit:

  • We discuss your needs and provide you with a quote
  • We work with you to arrange the health assessments on a convenient day/days
  • We provide you with marketing tools to explain the health assessments to your teams, plus you can book your assessments via our online booking system
  • 24 hours before the health assessment we’ll call you to ensure everything is ready
  • The health assessment is completed at your chosen site by Health Care Professionals
  • Once the health assessment is complete, your staff receive their results instantly
  • We provide you with a healthcare report on your employees*
  • We provide you with a summary of feedback on the health assessments from your employees
  • We arrange a follow-up meeting or call to discuss how the assessment day went

We have a range of assessment levels available to suit the individual needs of your business.

Assessment levels


*All reports are anonymous. Available for 50+ employees only, to ensure anonymity can be maintained.

 

FAQs

We’ve collated some questions frequently asked by employers in the list below.

 

Are the assessments private? My staff won’t want me to know their medical history.

Yes, absolutely private. We work with you to choose the best location for the assessment (privacy and discretion are key) and the employee receives their results instantly. If over 50 of your employees have a health assessment we can provide you with an aggregated, anonymous, report on the overall health of your employees.

Are the assessments carried out by medical professionals?

Assessments are carried out by a team of Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), who work in the capacity of Physiologists. HCPs have a minimum of a BSc degree in a health science, including Human Nutrition, Sports & Exercise Science and Public Health.

Is there much admin for me to manage?

No, we want to make it as easy for you to manage as possible. Once the quote is agreed, we work with you to help get everything set up. We also provide you with access to an online booking system, and marketing tools to ensure that your employees understand the benefits the health assessments offer them.

How many employees can be assessed in a day?

Our standard packages can range from 5 to 28 assessments per day, depending on the assessment type you choose. Assessments can be undertaken on one day, or over a number of days. However many employees you have, we can tailor your programme to fit your business.

What if my staff don’t want the assessment?

All employees have the right to decline the offer of a health assessment. We find that doesn’t often happen, as it is a useful review of their current health and it shows their employer values them and their health.

Call us to discuss and arrange a health assessment for your business on 0800 414 8179.

 

Contact us

Our dedicated sales team are here to help. We’ll work with you to discuss your needs and priorities to develop a healthcare solution that works for you and your employees*.

Email us or call us on 0800 414 8179 today.

*Please note that no advice will be given in relation to the sale of this product.

 


Contact us

Speak to our team of dedicated account managers to discuss the cover you could choose for your employees.

If you’d like to read more about the levels of assessments available, download the Health Assessment for Business summary sheet. 

We also offer simple solutions to help keep your business healthy with business healthcare and health cash plans. 

Need help choosing the right healthcare solution for your business?

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