Our standard Health Check can be offered to any size of company, whether you have one or 100 employees. Each assessment is carried out on your premises and takes approximately 15 minutes per person. To view our requirements to provide the health checks, click here.
Below, is an explanation about the individual assessments included in the Health Check.
This is a vital part of the assessment as it allows the nurse consultant to identify current or potential health problems. The questionnaire is usually given to each employee to complete prior to their assessment. To view an example of a health questionnaire, click here.
Blood Pressure Check
Approximately 16 million people have high blood pressure in the UK and many more may be unaware they have this condition. In most cases, a raised blood pressure indicates damaged arteries and is a sign that damage may be quite advanced. However, the sooner it is detected, the better chance a person has to prevent further damage to health. The nurse consultant also records the pulse pressure from the BP reading, which is a predictor of stroke risk.
A normal, resting pulse should be between 60 - 70 beats per minute. People who are unfit or have cardiovascular disease will often have a faster pulse rate, unless they take medication that affects this. The nurse consultant checks for rate, rhythm and strength of the pulse.
Weight and Height
Checking the employee’s weight and height will determine Body Mass Index (BMI). This is a scoring system used by the medical profession to ascertain if someone is underweight, overweight or obese for their height.
For the most efficient use of your time and ours, we prefer that the employees have booked their time slots in advance. This is normally arranged by a nominated member of staff and printed out and handed to the nurse on arrival. For a sample appointment sheet, which you can adapt for your own company, click here.
If the health and wellbeing screening is booked as a full-day session, a 20 minute break should be included for the nurse during the day.
A room or private area is required for the consultations and if two nurses are requested, a separate room would be necessary for each nurse.
The room should have a table, two chairs and access to a power supply.