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Annurca are here to help. Contact Annurca to arrange a free of charge, no obligation consultation. A member of the Annurca team will work with you to ensure your service is perfect for your needs.

How do I make sure my employees are engaged in Wellbeing?

Annurca would recommend that there is real drive behind the initiative from within in order to create a company culture around wellbeing. We recommend having “Wellbeing Champions” who help to engage people and promote the service. Staff surveys can be issued and Annurca support is given through posters, emails, information for the intranet etc. Sometimes an initial Wellbeing Day is a great way to start and gets engagement high from the offset.

Employees should be reminded that it is a benefit of their employment (studies show that second to flexible working hours looking after an employees health is top of the list in respect of employee benefits).

How much does the service cost?

Annurca’s wellbeing packages are bespoke. Costs will vary depending on whether it be a one off service or a comprehensive initiative but we always do our utmost to find the most cost effective solution to meet any employers budget or needs.

What makes Annurca's health assessments different to other Health Assessments?

 We are affordable so more members of staff can be seen (rather than just senior management) and we come to you rather than you having to go to a clinic. There is minimal disruption within the workforce, saving both time and money.

Too many assessments lead to individuals not knowing what to do after they have received their results. Our assessments are consultation focused. We use the consultation process to motivate, educate and inspire people to positive behaviour change. We ensure individuals understand their results and have the advice and tools they need to be able to make improvements to their health.

What preparation does each individual need to take prior to taking part in a health assessment?

Our wellbeing health assessments are non invasive.

We ask individuals to arrive at a screening in as relaxed a state as possible.
If blood sugar samples are being taken we ask that they do not eat for preferably 4 hours beforehand.

If taking part in the body composition testing we would request females not to wear tights as this part of the assessment involves the individual lying down on the floor with a couple of electrodes attached to their foot.

Ideally it would be beneficial for individuals to be well hydrated.

What is the turn around between being screened and receiving the report?

All individuals receive a summary of their results during the consultation period of the assessment.

This is followed up by a comprehensive report with tailored health information within two weeks of their assessment.

The business receives a comprehensive company report analysing the health of their organisations (whilst keeping individuals results confidential) within one month of the health assessments being completed.

How many screenings can you perform within a day?

Numbers vary depending on which assessment is being carried out. For Full Health Assessments one consultant can see 10 people per day, two consultants 20 etc. However, for something such as Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Testing up to 60 individuals can be seen in a day.

What do you measure in an assessment? Is any of it invasive?

All details of different tests carried out can be found in the health assessment segment of the website. Our wellbeing assessments are non invasive. Individuals taking part in body composition testing will be asked to remove a sock and it may be necessary jumpers in order to take a blood pressure measurement.

Will my results be confidential?

All individual’s results are 100% confidential to them.

What happens when someone has a bad set of results? (e.g. significantly high blood pressure/cholesterol/blood sugar levels)

Appropriate advice would be given by the consultant and where necessary they would be advised to visit their GP.

Our consultants are well experienced at dealing with how some people may react to bad news, working with them to ensure it won’t have a negative impact on current morale or on their work.

Why do your assessments include a one to one consultation with a wellbeing consultant?

We have found that the success of our health assessments depends on changing individual behaviour.

Much of the advice we give is simple. It is not necessarily about joining a gym or taking up hill walking. In many cases small things can create change (walking to work, avoiding the cream bun at break-time). Our emphasis is on straightforward practical solutions, small steps at a time. Our consultants motivate, educate and inspire people to give them the confidence to help them make these small simple steps which affect change. Not all of these are of a physical nature, some can be diet driven or even sleep or stress related.

Do you have any procedures in place for anybody who wishes to have a third party present during testing?

Provided that we are given due notice, we would be happy to facilitate an additional member of staff to be present. Alternatively we would have no concerns if you felt you would rather provide someone yourself.

How will we know if our employees are healthy and more productive as a result of the health screens?

Many organisations monitor absenteeism and performance as well as carrying out staff surveys to monitor morale and other KPI’s they had outlined from the offset.

For many of the organisations we work with we carry out follow up Health Assessments, giving comparisons of data. We then produce comprehensive reports for the organisation to show the health improvements that have been made (but importantly without identifying individuals so confidentiality is maintained).

Where do the services take place, how often are they and are they in work time?

All services can be carried out in the workplace.

As our services are bespoke to fit the clients needs we can make visits to site as little or as often as you would like.

Generally speaking a workshop last about 45 mins to an hour and members of the workforce can be split into groups with a number of workshops being carried out to make sure everyone is included and it doesn’t cause disruption to the day to day running of the business.

They are usually delivered as training during work hours but can also be carried out during lunch breaks or after hours.


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