Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has now become more important than ever for us to look after our health. Both people and organisations have to adapt to a new way of living, and businesses are certainly realising that people are their best asset.
As a business owner, it is important to look after your own health and those who work for your organisation. Good health can result in increased productivity for businesses as well as an increase in revenue and employee well-being. To monitor the health of employees is where a corporate health screening could really help to make a difference.
What is a corporate health screening?
The aim of a corporate health screening is to help employees identify any areas of concern surrounding their health. Through a series of testing and questioning, each employee is able to find out more about the current state of their health. From the data that is collected from these screenings, guidance is then offered to help with future lifestyle choices so each person can work towards being healthier and happier.
In the UK alone, it is estimated that the health expenditure between 2019 and 2020 increased by around 20% to £269 billion. This goes to show that more people and organisations are recognising the importance of their health and is one of the reasons why corporate health screenings are growing in both importance and popularity.
What to expect at a corporate health screening
Corporate health screenings can sound rather daunting. However, the process is not something to be feared, and the results could help you change your lifestyle for the better. There will be a few tests carried out throughout the health assessment.
- Health Monitoring: This type of assessment involves a series of ongoing health check-ups that help to review any occupational health risks in the workplace. It is beneficial to you as an employee as it can help you identify any potential health risks early. For the employer, it is beneficial as it allows them to ensure that their safeguarding efforts are effective in protecting their employees.
- Lifestyle Assessment: This assessment will help to determine the well-being of the employee. There are a series of critical attributes which can increase your likelihood of developing a disease, and these can be identified through screening. Some of these attributes include alcohol, poor diet, smoking, and high blood pressure. This assessment will help to encourage your employees to make better decisions for their health in the future.
- Health Screening Tests: Screening tests are hugely beneficial as they allow you to identify diseases and conditions in people who may not even show any symptoms. The main aim of these tests is to pick up the issue before it develops and becomes a bigger health problem for you to tackle in the future. Not all, but some, conditions can be helped in its early stages. There are a lot of different health screening tests available, and these can range from bowel cancer screenings to diabetic eye screenings.
What health assessments are included in the screening?
When it comes to corporate health services, the health assessments that are included will depend on what package you choose. There is a long list of health assessments that can be included in the screening. These are:
- CT scans
- Blood tests
- Digital mammogram
- Full-body mole screen
- A medical questionnaire and pre-assessment
There may be a particular area that you want to focus on with your screening. For example, at Echelon Health, we have a Healthy Heart assessment package which consists of a combination of heart CT scans, blood tests, and ECG. It is important to note that we are able to tailor corporate health assessments to your specific circumstances. The packages included on our website have been carefully put together; however, you can use them as a guide. With the help of our team of professionals, we can create a bespoke package that is perfect for you.
Corporate health screening benefits
Undoubtedly one of the greatest benefits of a health screening is the fact that it allows your employees to take ownership of their own health. This is because they will be informed on potential health risks, and it empowers them to change their lifestyle in order to be healthier and happier.
As well as emphasising how much your organisation cares for its employees, the screening will also help you to increase productivity in the workplace. This is because of the screening identity’s potential health risks so you can better tackle days that you would have lost to ill health.
Productivity is a crucial aspect of any business. Poor productivity and sick days cost the UK economy 77.5bn per year. This eyebrow-raising figure can be helped with more corporate health screenings throughout organisations.
The screening itself has plenty of benefits for employees and business owners, as mentioned above. However, the screening can also help organisations change the dynamics of their workplaces to better suit their employees. For instance, it may help you identify areas that are damaging to an employee’s health, and from the results, you can then make more informed decisions on how you want your workplace to run.
How much does the screening cost?
How much your screening will cost will typically depend on the package/health assessments that you choose. Our health assessment packages can start at little as £1,950 and can go up to £12,000. However, here at Echelon Health, we can tailor any package to meet your company’s specific requirements and needs. So, you can include the health assessments you deem most important for your colleagues.
Why corporate health screenings are so important
Work environments can often be very stressful, and stress can have a damaging effect on an individual’s health. A recent study showed that around 51% of all stress cases link directly to workplace stress. There is no denying that most of us spend our adult life in the workplace, and for many, it is a critical factor in determining an individual’s health.
Corporate health screenings are so important because they put your employees first. Their health matters and these screenings can help to identify those who may be at risk of a specific disease or condition early. Companies who don’t take note of their employee’s well-being will see a decrease in productivity levels, and as a result, this will have a knock-on effect on revenue.
Find out more about our corporate health services
The importance of corporate health screenings cannot be stressed enough. No matter how big or small your organisation is, your employees are an integral part of your company—looking after their well-being is hugely important in helping productivity levels in the workplace.
But why choose Echelon Health? We recognise that no single scanner is sufficient in assessing the entirety of the body for causes of premature death. A combination of modalities is essential to determine the most accurate results; that is why we utilise all the core imaging modalities – CT (Computed Tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and ultrasound.
When it comes to the health of our clients, we only use technology that is quite simply the best: Our 3T MRI scanner and Aquilion One Prism CT scanner, are the most advanced scanners in use worldwide, and for the latter the only one currently available in London.
For more information about the technology we use, visit our medical imaging facilities page.
Our excellence in quality spans across the entirety of our products and services, including the standard and accuracy of our results; all our scans and images are reviewed by up to seven of the most renowned radiologists in the country, all drawn from prestigious London teaching hospitals. As a client of Echelon Health, you can be completely confident in the accuracy of your results every time.
For more information, contact Echelon Health to see how we can help you with your future corporate health screenings. Our team of professionals is on hand to tailor your health assessments to your specific circumstances and needs.