Peter Blencowe, managing director at Bluecrest Health Screening, one of the UK’s leading providers of health screening tests, had this to share:
Following an official NHS review which reveals millions of lives could be in danger due to an all -time low (70%) uptake of routine screening tests, the future of proactive health management may be set to change.
The report, commissioned by the NHS, emphasises the importance of encouraging screening programme uptake and educating the public on how to reduce their risks of developing more serious illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. The report summarises that NHS services should be more accessible, available at a greater number of locations and situated in easy reach of workplaces.
Peter Blencowe, comments: “The latest NHS report highlights the need for convenient, local and accessible health screening options which cater for those who are short on free time.
“The report also reinforces the fact that screening is an essential part of proactively managing your health. At Bluecrest, our customers tell us they appreciate being able to visit local clinics with good parking and transport links, together with flexible and weekend appointment times to help suit their busy lives. By ensuring clinics are as accessible for those living or working in rural areas as they are for those in city centres, individuals are more likely to participate in health check programmes because they are convenient and accessible.
“Recent research published in The UK Health Gap Report reveals that a worrying 1.7m UK adults have left potential symptoms of cardiovascular disease unchecked, with 94% never having been screened to assess their risk of developing the disease despite it being the UK’s number one cause of death and the most common cause of heart attacks. As a nation, we must make it easier for more people to check and manage their health to ultimately reduce their risk of developing more serious diseases.”
Bluecrest Health Screening is one of the UK’s leading provider of affordable health screening checks. For more information and to book a screening, visit: www.bluecrestscreening.com.