Supporting your people to make the small steps that make a big difference.

23 November 2023

Building a healthier and happier workplace has never been more important as employers navigate the rising impact of ill health in the workplace.

Over 2.5 million people are off work due to chronic illness, a figure that has risen by 449,000 since the start of the pandemic in January 20201. And, whilst rising economic inactivity has occurred across all G7 countries after lockdown restrictions were introduced, this has largely reversed in all countries except the UK, where it has continued to rise2.

Research suggests that access to healthcare and a possible decline in the overall health of the UK population are the main drivers of increased economic inactivity.

Employers are responding to this by increasing their investment in health and wellbeing, with more employees being offered access to private healthcare and increasing the healthcare services being provided in the workplace.

But how can you maximise this investment, and manage rising healthcare costs? We believe it’s time for a prevention revolution that prioritises keeping people well and intervening early.

Our new package can help you deliver this to your workforce by focusing on a range of preventative health needs for employees including fitness, mental health and wellbeing.

Download the brochure here (PDF, 0.2MB)

Making it easier to be healthier and happier

From 1,500 on demand digital gym classes to meditation programmes and wellbeing guides, to cutting-edge mental health support through our partnership with JAAQ, we can help your people take the small steps that make a big difference.

Making it easier to access screening and preventative healthcare

With Well Health, we’ve developed a range of benefit modules that can be embedded in your cover to extend and provide fast access to screening, diagnosis, and support to help spot problems earlier as early detection supports better outcomes. Available from January 2024.

Making it easier to understand your people’s health and wellbeing

All customers can now access improved data and insight giving you a deep dive into wellbeing performance across your Bupa services to help build resilience and support a culture of early intervention.

For an additional cost, you can go further to understanding the business impact of your health and wellbeing data, from the cost of absence, attrition and low engagement through to how to optimise your investment.

As part of a five-year trial, we’re also exploring the role of personalised medicine and geonomics which open the door to a new generation of targeted therapies, particularly in the treatment of cancer.

If you’d like to discuss any of our preventative and proactive health solutions, please speak to your Bupa Account Manager or Intermediary Partner today.

1 Office of National Statistics

2 House of commons library

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