Corporate Performance Summary


Qline offers an employee Health Check which gives your employees valuable insight into their key health indicators.

This assessment service provides accurate information on some of the critical health risk factors that determine our current and future health status.

The Health Check covers seven key areas:


* Cholesterol level measurement
High cholesterol can result in restricted or blocked blood supply and can lead to angina, heart attack or stroke.

* Diabetes risk
Diabetes may result in kidney and heart disease, nerve damage and impotence if left undiagnosed.

* Blood pressure
High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and dementia.

* Body fat
You are more likely to develop high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes and increase in stroke if your percentage of body fat is too high.

* Stress assessment using Heart Rate Variability
A low stress assessment score can indicate that your body is not coping with the stresses of your lifestyle. If steps are not taken to manage these stresses they can manifest in physical symptoms.
If a very low score is received it can also indicate that your body is already dealing with the impact of physical illness.

* Lifestyle assessment
This assessment helps to highlight areas where changes in lifestyle may be required.

* Cardiovascular risk
Waist measurement is an accurate predictor of cardiovascular risk.

The Health Check takes no more than 20 minutes using accurate technology. Each person will receive their results immediately and, if required, a referral to their GP or occupational health department. At home, the individual can access their results and print off a report via a secure web connection.

There's no hassle involved: we bring the necessary equipment and all we need is a private room with seating. Due to the efficiency of the health check, there is minimal disruption to the normal working day.

Benefits of a Qline Health Check day:


Employer Benefits:
* Improve the health of your workforce and therefore reduce the likelihood of illness related absences.
* Identify areas of risk where company initiatives could be implemented.
* Offer employees an additional company benefit.
* Increase your measures to address your duty of care.

Employee Benefits:
* Provide employees with insight into their current state of health.
* Affirm positive behaviour or highlight areas where the employee may consider making changes to prevent future difficulties.

What you will receive after the Health Check day:


Employer:
* A comprehensive report including results from both the health indicators and the stress assessments. The report details the percentage of your staff that fall within the healthy norms and the percentage that don't.

Employee:
* A record of each employee's health check results and how these compare to the recommended healthy norms.
* A report detailing employee's stress assessment score and what this means for them.
* Fact-sheets providing advice on specific health concerns.
In addition to Health Check days, Qline also offers access to one of our dedicated online coaches. The coach will use the information gained in the health check to work with the individual to support them in making lifestyle changes.

Qline will also provide your company with all the materials that you will need to promote health check days to your staff.

What is Qline?


Qline is the world's first, non-invasive, physiological stress-reporting service providing individual and corporate health risk assessment and indications of the body's stress coping ability.

How does Qline detect stress?


Qline analyses Heart Rate Variability (HRV). HRV is an indicator of the activity and balance of the body's Autonomic Nervous System which is affected by excessive physical or mental demand.

The pattern of the heart beat shows the activity of the Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) (i.e. the "fight or flight" response) and the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) (i.e. the "repair & recovery" response).

SNS speeds up heart rate whilst PNS slows it down. This causes the variation in heart rate as seen during the assessment. In a healthy person the activities of these nerves are optimised so that heart rate alternates between fast and slow beats.

Balance


Stress occurs when there is excessive sympathetic activity and a lack of parasympathetic activity, thereby preventing the body from recovering from challenge. Without necessary PNS activities, the body is put in a highly imbalanced state which effects effect the way the body functions, making it susceptible to stress-related illnesses.