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Keep Well Health Assessments for all Clacks Employees The Council’s Healthy Working Lives group, in collaboration with NHS Forth Valley Keep Well Service, is offering free Keep Well health assessments to all Council staff. The Keep Well health assessments seek to ‘identify people at particular risk of preventable serious ill-health, including those with undetected chronic diseases, and offer appropriate interventions and services’. The assessments are one to one, and cover a wide range of health issues, including:

 Cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure checks,

 Weight, weight loss and healthy eating,

 Diabetes risk,  Healthy heart,

 Mental wellbeing, Men and Women’s health, Healthy living,

 Smoking cessation, and Coping with stress.

The Keep Well Service will, where necessary, provide monitoring and follow up, and could also request assistance from other services if required. Each assessment will take about an hour – 20 mins information gathering over the phone, and 40 mins in-person health assessment at the Keep Well Clinic, Sauchie. After each assessment, Keep Well will explain the results to the member of staff and work with them to improve or maintain their health. Staff would also have the opportunity to talk to the assessor about anything else that may be worrying them about their health. We are happy to announce that the Council Senior Leadership Group (SLG) has given their backing to this programme, and staff members interested in the health assessments are only required to agree paid time off with their line manager, in advance, in order to participate. How to make an appointment: Call the Council Health & Safety Team on 01259 45 2225, or email with your full name and phone number.


The service provides one to one health assessments for both men and women. The assessment will cover a wide range of health issues which include: Checking your cholesterol and blood glucose Taking your blood pressure Measuring your weight Diabetes Risk Keeping a healthy heart Your mental wellbeing Men’s health Women’s health Healthy living You will also have the opportunity to discuss anything else that may be worrying you about your health. KEEP WELL can also support you to: Lose weight Eat Healthier Increase your physical activity Stop Smoking Cope with stress Work related health issues We can also put you in touch with other local services if needed. How to make an appointment Call the Council Health & Safety Team on ext 2225, or email with your full name and phone number