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3 Travel Insurance Mistakes You Need To Avoid

In Industry News, Insurance, Travel, Uncategorized by PCH Staff

Booking a holiday is always exciting, even if your departure date is well in the future. In fact, having plenty of time before you leave allows you to secure the best deal for a very important element of your holiday: travel insurance. This absolute holiday necessity – which covers everything from lost luggage to a medical emergency while you’re away …

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Income Protection Gaps Are a Stark Global Issue

In Family, Individual, Industry News, Protection by PCH Staff

The income protection gap in both the UK and around the world is worrying and needs addressing, according to a new report from Zurich. Produced in partnership with Smith School – University of Oxford, the Zurich report, entitled “Embracing the income protection gaps challenge: options and solutions,” sets out recommendations for tackling gaps in income and putting financial safety nets …

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Stigma Attached to Women’s Health Issues at Work Needs to Be Broken

In Family, Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

A new report reveals that women’s health issues are still considered a taboo subject in the workplace, and as a result often go under-recognised. According to the Work Foundation’s “More than ‘Women’s Issues’ – women’s reproductive and gynaecological health and work” report, common women’s health conditions, such as endometriosis or infertility; having a long-term condition during pregnancy; and dealing with …

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Majority of Brits Put Their Partner’s Health Ahead of Their Own Wellbeing

In Family, Individual, Industry News, Protection by PCH Staff

Millions of Brits are putting their own wellbeing at risk because they worry too much about the health of their partners, new research has found. In fact, three in four of the 2,000 adults surveyed for the Bupa Health Clinics poll said they worry about their partner’s physical health, while one in three admitted to regularly (yet unsuccessfully) pleading with …

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A Bout of Ill Health Could Leave Two-thirds of the UK Workforce in Financial Dire Straits

In Family, Individual, Industry News, Insurance by PCH Staff

Most UK employees are aware that should they fall ill and be unable to work, the financial consequences could be catastrophic. Nevertheless, many workers simply do not know how to change their situations and (wrongly) believe a modest amount of savings will be sufficient to see them through times of financial uncertainty. These are just some of the key findings …

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Survey Finds More Men Than Women Meeting Physical Activity Guidelines

In Family, Industry News by PCH Staff

New figures released by NHS Digital show that more men than women are meeting physical activity guidelines. According to the Health Survey for England 2016 figures released on 13 December 2017, almost two-thirds of men (66%) met national activity guidelines in 2016, compared to 58% of women. The Health Survey for England series monitors trends in the nation’s health, covering …

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Half Of UK Adults Still Uncomfortable Or Unsure Talking About Mental Health Issues

In Family, Individual, Industry News by PCH Staff

New research shows that half of UK adults would feel uncomfortable (27%) or unsure (23%) telling other people about a mental health problem. This despite the fact the same survey found 47% of UK adults are currently experiencing a mental health condition or have experienced one at some point in their lives. Indeed, we told you a few months ago …

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Bupa Launches Comprehensive Self-referral Service For Cancer

In Industry News, Uncategorized by PCH Staff

Healthcare giant Bupa has launched a comprehensive self-referral cancer service, Cancer Direct Access – a solution that it hopes will lead to earlier diagnoses and faster treatment for patients. Available to Bupa health insurance customers, the self-referral system enables an individual to speak with a member of Bupa’s Cancer Direct Access team – without needing to wait for a GP …

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Routine Operations Could Be Rationed As NHS Faces Growing Cash Crisis

In In The Press, Industry News by PCH Staff

A growing cash crisis in the NHS could see routine knee and hip operations rationed going forward. As the National Health Service in England struggles to make ends meet, other so-called “non-urgent” procedures could also be delayed. Patients waiting for cataract surgery and hernia operations could find themselves shunted down the list as health service funds dry up. Prior to …

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GP Consultations In Britain Among Shortest In Europe

In In The Press by PCH Staff

Patients in Britain get less time with their GPs than patients in Peru, a new study has found. On average, patients in Britain spend just 9 minutes 22 seconds with their GPs. In fact, GP consultations in Britain are among the shortest in Europe and it will take 70 years before the NHS achieves 15-minute appointments. Patients in Lithuania, Belgium …