But what can this incentive mean for your business?

The monetary value of the tax rebate itself is just a drop in the ocean in comparison with the long term benefits for the canny businesses that take the government up on this little known offer. We know many business owners lament the cost of employee sickness and the resulting loss in productivity and its knock on effects.
The government has also been only too aware of the havoc and damage to the economy that long term and short term sickness can wreak, especially since covid and its catastrophic effects on the market.  Now, more than ever, it is essential that sickness in the workplace is kept at bay, and it appears that they have put their money where their mouth is in the form of this generous tax rebate…


Understanding the tax incentive

The UK government’s tax incentive of £500 per employee per year forprivate health screening is part of a broader effort to improve the health of the nation. This incentive is a financial reward given tobusinesses for investing in their employees’ health and well-being. Private health screening involves a range of medical tests and assessments to identify and address potential health issues beforethey become serious problems.This incentive is available to businesses of all sizes and acrossvarious industries, making it inclusive and accessible to manyemployers. The financial benefit is a powerful incentive for businesses to prioritise employee health, as it not only promotes well-being but can also lead to cost savings in the long run through reduced sick leave and increased productivity.

Advantages of Access to a Private GP


Personalised Care: Our private GPs can offer personalized healthcareplans, tailoring their services to individual employees’ needs. Thislevel of attention ensures that employees receive comprehensive andspecific health advice and treatment.Reduced Waiting Times: One of the main advantages of private GPs isthe reduced waiting time for appointments and test results. Employeescan get the medical attention they need promptly, reducing anxiety andstress associated with long waiting times.


Comprehensive Health Assessments: Private GPs often providecomprehensive health assessments, including blood tests,cardiovascular screenings, and lifestyle evaluations. Theseassessments can help identify potential health risks and allow forearly interventions.Health Education: Private GPs can educate employees about healthylifestyle choices, diet, and exercise, promoting a culture of healthwithin the organisation. Educated employees are more likely to makebetter choices regarding their well-being.Convenience and Flexibility: Our private GPs often offer flexibleappointment scheduling, including onsite appointments. Thisconvenience ensures that employees can access healthcare withoutdisrupting their work schedules.Mental Health Support: Private GPs can also provide valuable mentalhealth support, including therapy and counselling services. This isparticularly important in today’s fast-paced and often stressful workenvironments.

Maximising the Tax Incentive

To make the most of the UK government’s tax incentive, businesses should consider implementing a comprehensive employee health program that includes access to a private GP. Here are some steps to maximise the benefits:Partner Prestige Private Health: Collaborate with private healthcareproviders to ensure that your employees have access to top-notchmedical services.Employee Education: Inform your employees about the benefits ofprivate health screening and access to private GPs. Encourage them totake advantage of these services.Regular Health Assessments: Encourage employees to undergo regularhealth assessments. Provide them with the necessary resources to makeinformed health choices.Measure Outcomes: Track the impact of your employee health program.Monitor metrics such as reduced sick days, increased productivity, andemployee satisfaction.

Take advantage of the tax break to invest in your workforce

The UK government’s tax incentive of £500 per employee per year for private health screening is a valuable opportunity for businesses toinvest in the health and well-being of their workforce. Access to a private GP can enhance the quality of healthcare provided to employees, offering a range of benefits that can ultimately lead to a healthier, happier, and more productive team. By taking advantage of this incentive and providing access to private GPs, businesses can ensure that their employees receive the best possible care, resulting in a win-win situation for both employers and employees. Learn more about the government tax incentive here.

Dr Wesley Tensel GP in the workplace

Let’s talk about improving your employees’ healthcare provision in your workplace!

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