Quintiles to pilot on-site health screening

Quintiles is to pilot on-site company-funded health screening for 700 staff at its UK head office from May, with the aim of rolling it out to all employees by the third quarter of this year.

Health screening is already available for the pharmaceutical firm’s executives, but its Bracknell head office will be the first to trial it among a wider pool of staff.

The screening will include a blood pressure test, body mass index, a finger-prick blood test for cholesterol and a cardiac assessment. Jacqui Riches, senior wellness specialist at Quintiles, said: “People might say those over 40 can get something like this free through their GP, but often people do not bother.”

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