Engage Health Group are delighted to announce a new partnership with Check4Cancer, a trusted provider of personised cancer detection services.
Forming part of their Employee Benefits offering, Engage will now provide their clients with at-home test kits and in-clinic screening for the six most common cancers in the UK, at a discounted rate. These include Breast, Cervical, Prostate, Skin, Bowel and Lung cancers.
Most people are touched in some way by cancer, either through personal experience or via a friend or family member. Around one in three people in the UK will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime and by 2024 it is anticipated that this will rise to one in two.
The pandemic is affecting access to cancer services across the UK
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause disruption across the country with thousands of people experiencing delays and cancellations to their usual GP and outpatient appointments. With no clear end in sight, it may be some time before NHS services are able to return to normal. Cancer services have been particularly affected: Cancer Research UK’s latest figures suggest as many as 200,000 people per week have not been screened for breast, bowel and cervical cancer, resulting in hundreds of people with cancer going undiagnosed. It is estimated that there will be 18,000 excess cancer deaths in the first twelve months of the pandemic.
Nick Hale (UK Director at Engage) commented
“Health screening is something I have personally championed over the past 20 years working in the Employee Benefits arena, but despite its importance and effectiveness, it’s often proved difficult to encourage take-up. This new offering helps to remove any accessibility and cost barriers which might have existed, enables employers to promote screening to their workforce in a clear way and ultimately, can save lives”.
Engage Health Group will initially provide access to all Check4Cancer detection services via their own Employee Benefits Platform, Engage Connect, which was launched earlier this year. There is no cost to employers for including the cancer screening services, and the benefit can be company or employee funded.
If you have been looking for cost-effective Benefit Technology for your organisation, with a range of voluntary benefits included as standard, we’d love to hear from you to arrange a demo!