BMI Healthcare have reported a 13% year-on-year increase in the number of employees having private health assessments through their employers.
The provision of private healthcare services has grown rapidly in the last few years, as employers appear to be looking to manage the health of their workforce. The findings were taken from the company’s fiscal year 2013 report from across 35 locations in the past 12 months.
The same research also shows that 41% of those patients who have a health assessment are returning to BMI Healthcare for a day case and 81.2 per cent said they were more likely to return for a health assessment.
According to BMI Healthcare, health screening can help to identify health problems at an early stage. This means that organisations can act faster to seek expert medical attention.
Alaana Woods, head of B2B and health screening at BMI Healthcare commented: ‘The message and comments we receive from our clients and HR teams that we work with are that health screening helps keep their workforce fit and healthy. But crucially it delivers a return on their investment.
‘The growth of health screening has reflected the upward trend in the recovering market. But it’s the gateway effect to our business that offers the biggest opportunity.
‘The increase in footfall, consumer awareness and marketability of our product puts the BMI brand at the front of people’s minds for when they need us for the high acuity work.’