Dame Carol Black’s report Working for a Healthier Tomorrow made clear that “good health is good business”.
We are committed to wellness programmes – but only where they are evidence-based and of proven cost-effectiveness.  
Where practical we believe these should be delivered in the workplace for greater visibility and uptake.
Well person screening
We recommend only cost-effective, evidence-based screening programmes not already covered by national schemes.  
Programmes – usually lasting only a few days – often identify many individuals with undiagnosed hypertension, stress/anxiety, diabetes and high cholesterol.  
Early treatment often prevents future complications.
Blood pressure checks and blood tests can usually be carried out at the occupational health unit – saving a trip to the GP practice or local hospital.
Promoting health and
well person screening
‘The business case for promoting and supporting employee health and well-being is becoming increasingly clear. Employers can gain clear benefits in reducing employee turnover and increasing the productivity and engagement of employees.’
Chartered Institute of Personnel
and Development
On December 15, 2008, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) confirmed that employer-provided annual health screening and medical checks will be exempt from tax from 6 April 2009, ending months of uncertainty.
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