What More UK, one of the largest houseware manufacturers in the UK and the organisation behind popular brand Wham, has recently implemented a programme to give each employee the opportunity to attend a health check, if they choose to take it up. Run by a qualified doctor, the purpose of the health checks are to give colleagues the opportunity to discuss any ongoing or previous health issues with a doctor, including any concerns or pre existing conditions.
It’s been widely reported that only 58% of GP appointments in England in August 2021 were face-to-face, compared with four in five before the pandemic in August 2019. This can leave people with concerns they aren’t willing to see a GP about, to avoid causing a burden on the NHS.
Company director Tony Grimshaw OBE, said: “It concerns me that people might have health worries they can’t get to a GP for. We’re very happy to invest in this initiative, even if it’s just for peace of mind it is well worth doing – and might even be a lifesaver in the worst case. We have a great team here at What More, and we want them all to be happy and healthy!”