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Exercising More In Later Life Provides Plenty Of Benefits

In Healthcare, Individual, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

A new study reveals it’s seemingly never too late to lower your risk of death through exercise, even if you’ve not been particularly active and/or have existing health conditions. According to the research by the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, the results of which are published in The BMJ, by simply meeting and maintaining at least the …

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A Quarter Of Young People Worry About Supporting Their Parents

In Healthcare, Industry News, Protection by Paul Connolly

Despite a significant proportion (62%) of millennials needing to rely on their parents to help them get on the property ladder, a quarter worry about supporting their ageing parents financially in the future, research has found. Bank of mum and dad becoming more generous According to Legal & General’s Bank Of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) research for 2019, family and …

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Why Good Oral Hygiene Is Important & Why Many UK Adults Are Not Doing Enough

In Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

Most people know that poor oral health can lead to cavities, toothache and halitosis (bad breath). But did you know that poor dental care can also result in a number of much more serious health problems? For example, gum disease is linked to a number of other health problems in different parts of the body, including: Cardiovascular disease – bacteria …

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Obesity Is The New Smoking, Warns NHS Chief

In Healthcare, Individual, Industry News by Paul Howell

By 2030, 360,000 people a year will be diagnosed with obesity-related cancers. That’s a staggering 36,800 obesity-related cancer diagnoses per day, approximately four people an hour, one person every 15 minutes. It’s a reality, the head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, says, that needs to be urgently addressed, otherwise the UK will have a weight-related crisis on its hands comparable …

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Addressing Mental Health Issues In The Financial Services Industry

In Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Mental Health by Stephen Ellis

The 2008 financial crisis resulted in widespread layoffs which deeply impacted the financial services industry. As a result, individuals who still had jobs following the aftermath, found they had to work even longer hours under even more demanding circumstances. It’s a reality that took its toll on many financial workers’ mental wellbeing. Indeed, a 2018 survey by Aon Employee Benefits …

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Cancer Patients Being Denied Drugs Recommended By Their Doctors

In Healthcare, Individual, Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

One in six cancer patients is being denied drugs recommended by their doctors or have experienced delays in receiving them, a survey has found. The poll of 1,064 cancer patients conducted by The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London – a charity and world leader in cancer drug discovery – found that 16% of patients had been denied a …

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How Billions Could Be Saved By Firms That Focus On Wellbeing

In Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Mental Health by Tom McGuinness

In a recent blog post, we informed you about how wellbeing is stalling despite a bright economic outlook in the UK. It’s a reality that highlights how even though official figures show that economic prosperity is rising, that does not necessarily translate to improved happiness and life satisfaction. As mentioned, employers can play a significant role when it comes to …

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Wellbeing Stalling Despite A Bright Economic Outlook

In Healthcare, Individual, Mental Health by Paul Connolly

With Mental Health Awareness Week just around the corner, new figures show that wellbeing in the UK has stalled, despite rising economic prosperity. Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May 2019. Hosted, as always, by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week will focus on the theme of body …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Offer Private Medical Insurance To Your Employees

In Business, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Industry News by Tom McGuinness

Your staff are the lifeblood of your business. Without them, the success of your organisation would be severely jeopardised. In fact, unless you’re a true one-man-band, you probably couldn’t run your business at all without your employees. Therefore, it stands to reason that protecting one of your most (if not THE most) valuable assets should be at the top of …

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NHS Public Satisfaction Levels Hit 11-Year Low

In Healthcare, In The Press, Industry News by Tom McGuinness

A long-running survey shows that NHS public satisfaction levels are at their lowest for over a decade. According to the British Social Attitudes poll of 2,296 individuals, just over half (53%) of people in England, Scotland and Wales were satisfied with NHS services last year. This represents a three percentage point drop since 2017 and is the lowest satisfaction level …

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NHS England’s Four-Hour A&E Target Likely To Be Scrapped Under New Plans

In Healthcare, In The Press, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

If a new pilot scheme launched by NHS England this year at a small number of hospitals is successful, the four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped as early as 2020, as NHS bosses look to overhaul outdated standards. Under the pilot scheme, patients coming in to A&E departments with sepsis, stroke, heart attacks and acute asthma will be …