Employers are becoming increasingly interested about what they can do to improve the health and wellbeing of their workforce and to reduce absence.

Indeed, according to the Office for National Statistics, an estimated 131.2 million working days were lost to sickness or injury in the UK in 2017 (an average of 4.1 days per worker per year) – and staff absence costs the UK economy billions of pounds each year.

Health screening can help improve health and wellbeing among staff but only a relatively small number of employers currently offer these to their staff.

This webinar will look at the benefits health screening can offer both employers and employees and examine the range of offerings currently available.

It will also look at how health screening programmes can be tailored according to an organisation’s budget and also explore how it can be tailored to different age groups within a workforce to ensure the information delivered is relevant to all employees.



Jonathan Stapleton

Workplace Savings & Benefits

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Jonathan is editor-in-chief of Professional Pensions and Workplace Savings & Benefits (WSB).

He has over 16 years' experience in journalism, beginning his career writing about capital markets in Russia and East/Central Europe before he started to write about UK occupational pensions and benefits in 2001.

Jonathan has won a number of awards throughout his career – most recently the Society of Pension Professionals’ Journalist of the Year Award 2014 and the Investment Association’s Trade Journalist of the Year Award 2015 – and is holder of the PMI's Retirement Provision Certificate. He has a degree in economics from the University of London.


Carl Laidler

Director of Wellbeing Services, Health Shield

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Carl Laidler set up Prevent plc in 2003. Prevent plc was the first company to deliver a full workplace health screen on-site to assist employers with their duty of care to employees, and assist with their health & wellbeing strategies. Its ability to deliver volume health screening was built around the first automated reporting system and a unique way in which it managed the booking system to maximise efficiency. Carl has Advanced Diploma's in Methodology in Nursing and Healthcare, Counselling, Sports and Exercise Nutrition. Ten years ago Carl was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine based on his contribution to Health Screening in the Workplace. Prevent plc was purchased by Health Shield at the beginning of 2017 and is now known as Prevent Ltd t/a Health Shield.

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