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Our Staff Wellbeing Platform

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why The Consortium Multi Academy Trust provides our staff with an occupational Health Care & Cash Plan through Schools UK 'Health Shield' which provides and pays for a range of everyday healthcare and wellbeing related benefits.

Health Shield also provides the ability of reclaiming costs incurred from Physiotherapy treatment, Specialist Consultations, ECGs, X-Rays, Pathology, MRI, CT and PET Scans.

Staff receive an email to register at: https://members.healthshield.co.uk/MemberMP/LoginMember.aspx  which will take you
to your own 'Member's Area' where you can view your personal Membership Plan, Claims and access your 'My Wellness' resource hub.

If you haven't received your email, please let us know at: finance@consortiumacademy.org.

Health Shield Cash Plan

Our Schools UK 'Health Shield' Cash Plan pays for a range of everyday healthcare and wellbeing related benefits and options including:-

  • 4 levels of Benefit Cover to choose from (additional costs above Company paid premium via direct debit);
  • Adding your partner (at additional cost);
  • Specialist consultation, ECG, X-ray and pathology fees MRI, CT and PET scans (includes benefits for all dependent children) *
  • Combined physiotherapy (includes benefits for all dependent children) *
  • Automatic shared annual claims for dependent children (except specialist consultation and MRI scans);
  • Claim online and receive fast payment direct to your account; most eligible claims are processed within 2 days!

* Dependent children covered up to the age of 18 in full-time education

How do I increase my Level of Cover?
Use the DDM Top Up form to increase your level of cover and return to http://paperless@healthshield.co.uk, to process.

How do I add an existing medical condition?
Email  Louise Hardin at Health Shield to request a medical condition be added to your Health Shield Cash Plan at http://lhardin@healthshield.co.uk.

How do I make a claim?

  • You can submit claims (receipt-based only) online via Health Shield’s Members’ Area, or
  • You can complete a Receipt Claim Form or Hospital Claim Form (below) and send it to us in the post with any supporting documents as required, directly to Head Office address at: 
    Health Shield Friendly Society Ltd. Electra Way, Crewe Business Park, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6HS.   

If you are claiming for an excess payment in connection to private medical insurance, your claim procedure will be different, please call us if you are unsure of how to proceed.  Maternity and Hospital benefits can only be claimed via post through the hospital and receipt paper claim forms below. 

Employee Assistance Programme

A 24/7 counselling and support helpline available to provide advice and support for a variety of health, legal, finance, wellbeing and family concerns.  Sometimes face to face counselling can be more beneficial which is why Health Shield provides up to 8 counselling sessions including cognitive behavioural therapy in any 12month period.

We believe that the best way to support you is by supporting your family as well. That’s why the EAP service from Health Shield is available to you, your partner and your dependants* with access to a professional telephone service 24 hours a day, seven days a week through Health Assured


What's available?       Emotional support / Telephone counselling /  Practical information

You can also get help and advice and support on a range of subjects including:

                                      Debt / Housing / Consumer issues / Adoption / Family related matters / Work related problems /            
                                      Domestic abuse / Stress / Medical information

How do I claim?  Its simple, just call:   0800 028 1963, quote 'SCHOOLS UK' for assistance.

Further information and Terms & Conditions can be found below:-

Fitness, Exercise & Perks!

Access a variety of discounted rates at a wide range of fitness clubs and gyms across the UK to help improve health and wellbeing, and improve fitness. Through your Health Shield Health Plan you can join a health club at the lowest corporate rates available and take advantage of preferred rates on leisure, relaxation and pamper breaks at hotels around the country.

Logon to Your Health Shield Membership and visit My Wellness to access your Fitness & Exercise and visit Perks to view available offers, or visit the link below:-

Further information and Terms & Conditions can be found below:-

Online Health Assessment & Personal Coaching

Explore a variety of health and wellbeing resources to help you enjoy a healthier lifestyle. From interactive health checks to stress coaching, you can get the support you need to make positive improvements to your life through a variety of resources, videos and advice. 

There is also a range of healthy eating plans and nutrition diaries to inspire you and keep your healthy goals on track. We even provide four week wellbeing programmes to help improve your lifestyle and feel healthier

Logon to Your Health Shield Membership and visit My Wellness to access your Online Health Assessment, Personal Coaching and Perks.

Further information and Terms & Conditions can be found below:-

Virtual GP Surgery & Private Prescription Service

A 24/7 helpline is available to you to speak to a qualified GP through Health Shield's Virtual GP Surgery, enabling you to talk to a qualified GP on the telephone any time of the day or night. You can also arrange a webcam consultation between the hours of 8:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday, so you can talk to a GP about your health worries and even show them your symptoms.

Where appropriate, GPs can send consultation notes to your doctor to keep accurate medical records and send a private prescription electronically to a pharmacy, authorised with a digital signature. After checking the prescription, the pharmacist will then contact you to arrange payment and for your medicine to be delivered to your home or place of work. 

Phone 0345 319 6462 and quote 72010. You will be given the option to select either a telephone or a    webcam consultation by pressing the keys on your telephone keypad.  You can also access these services online through Your Health Shield Membership, My Wellness, Virtual GP Surgery.

Further information and Terms & Conditions can be found below:-

Optical Assistance through Schools UK

As a valued employee, you can claim a voucher to the value of £60 towards the cost of replacement glasses as well as claiming a free eye test (claims are limited to one claim per 12month period), to be used at any Boots Opticians across the UK.

It couldn’t be easier to claim simply visit our website at http://www.schoolsuk.com/optical. Follow the instructions and a voucher will be sent to you either via text or by email for you to redeem at your chosen optical retailer.
How do I claim?      Visit:  http://www.schoolsuk.com/optical
What do I need?   Use your school details to register or call Schools UK on 0113 2161144

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