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‘Lost’ GP Appointments Triggers Need For Virtual GP Services

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Gill Adams

Enormous drop in GP appointments significantly deteriorating patients’ health. Nearly 27 million GP appointments have been lost since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, new figures from the NHS show. According to NHS Digital data, there were 26.7 million fewer GP appointments in England between March and August this year than there were during the same period in 2019. This …

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NHS Staff Uptake Of PMI Highlights How Much Our Health System Is Struggling

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Gill Adams

As if the NHS wasn’t under enough pressure already, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the situation exponentially. With NHS waiting lists now at their highest levels since records began, it’s clear that there aren’t enough resources in our beloved health system to cope right now. Add to this the fact that Boris Johnson says the current restrictions could last six …

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Why The Cost Of Obesity Could Bankrupt The NHS & Social Care

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Industry News by Rebekah Bree

Weight-related stigmas need to be tackled to save the NHS and social care systems The cost of obesity in the UK is rising, so much so that it could end up bankrupting the NHS and the country’s social care system. And it’s a “fear of offending people” that is largely to blame, new research suggests. According to the Social care …

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The Impact Of Coronavirus On People Suffering From Eating Disorders

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Industry News by Rebekah Bree

Research reveals the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on those with eating disorders. While it is evident that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant effect on the global population, people with eating disorders in particular have been profoundly and negatively impacted, new research shows. According to the study conducted by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle — the results of …

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NHS Waiting Lists At Highest Level Since Records Began

In Healthcare, Industry News by Paul Howell

Worrying times ahead for people awaiting routine or non-urgent treatment through the NHS. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to run its course, a devastating toll is being taken on the NHS, with non-COVID-19 patients affected in particular. NHS waiting lists are now at their highest since records began, as the COVID-19 lockdown continues to prevent patients from accessing vital care …

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Private Medical Insurance: Creating Choice & Reducing The NHS Burden

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

Higher earners should pay for private healthcare to alleviate pressure on the NHS, leading eye surgeon says… Individuals who earn above a certain amount should pay for private healthcare to help relieve pressure from the NHS, a leading eye surgeon has said. According to Dr Allon Barsam, co-owner of Ophthalmic Consultants of London in the Harley Street area, the impact …

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Health Insurance Scams: How To Avoid Them

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

As health insurance scams have increased by 15% during the covid-19 pandemic, we explain why you should always look to partner with a trusted adviser… A saddening reality of the coronavirus pandemic is that nefarious individuals have used the crisis to attempt to scam unsuspecting people into taking out financial services products that do not necessarily meet their needs. According …

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Why Employee Benefits Benefit Everyone Involved

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Healthcare by Paul Connolly

The vast majority of employers believe employee benefits are good for business, as well as staff. That’s the key finding to come from research by Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector. According to the GRiD poll, over four-fifths (81%) of businesses believe that looking after the mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing of …

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Prostate Cancer Mortality: Deaths Predicted To Fall By Almost 10%

In Healthcare, Individual, Insurance by Paul Howell

This year, deaths from prostate cancer are forecast to fall in the UK – and across Europe – thanks to better diagnosis and treatment, new research reveals. It’s welcome news considering that prostate cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the UK (behind only lung and bowel), accounting for around 7% of total deaths each year. …

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Thousands Of ‘At Risk’ Patients Avoiding Hospitals Amid Covid19 Pandemic

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Rebekah Bree

Thousands of people are going to suffer unduly or die because they are not seeking medical attention for non-COVID-19 related conditions and symptoms. That’s the stark warning to come from charities and medical organisations as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Cancer charities in particular have expressed their concern as patients – some of whom are in the middle of treatment – …