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Report Reveals Impact Of Stress-Related Conditions On Health Systems

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, Healthcare by Stephen Ellis

Britons are stressed and it’s costing the NHS exorbitant sums to deal with, a new report suggests. According to research by the Cigna and Asia Care Group, nearly three-quarters (72%) of Brits suffer from stress, and stress-related illnesses accounted for more than 68 million GP appointments, 3 million emergency department visits, 9 million outpatient attendances and 5.5 million inpatient admissions. …

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Obesity & Cancer – Are You Prepared For A Critical Illness?

In Family, Healthcare, Industry News by Stephen Ellis

A new study has warned that rising levels of obesity will result in more people developing cancer and dying prematurely. According to researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, being overweight or obese increases the risk of getting any type of cancer by 12%. This includes leukaemia, breast cancer, kidney cancer, gallbladder cancer, brain cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. For the …

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Why Private Medical Insurance?

In Family, Healthcare, Individual by Paul Connolly

While UK residents can take advantage of the National Health Service (NHS), which is free at the point of use, there are times when individuals and families feel the need to safeguard their health with additional protection products. One such protection product is Private Medical Insurance (PMI), also referred to as health insurance, but what is it, why do you …

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Long-Term UK Care Provisions Falling Behind Other Countries

In Family, Healthcare, Individual by Stephen Ellis

Taking a look at the worrying signs as the UK falls behind other comparable nations when it comes to long-term care provisions. The UK is not keeping up with other nations when it comes to the provision of long-term care, a new analysis has revealed. According to the report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) – which …

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The Delicate Issue Of Cancer Cover & Group PMI

In Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Healthcare by Tom Pullinger

Cancer survival rates are higher than ever, having doubled in the last 40 years, according to Cancer Research UK. In fact, the charity says 50% of people diagnosed with cancer in England and Wales survive their disease for 10 years or more (2010-11). One of the main reasons why cancer survival rates have improved so significantly is because of the …

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What Are Health Cash Plans And Should You Get One?

In Family, Healthcare, Individual by Tom McGuinness

If you’re the type of person who frequently spends money on routine medical costs, such as prescriptions or dentist and opticians appointments, a health cash plan could help you save money. Unlike most other insurance products that cover unforeseen events, health cash plans help you spread the cost of routine healthcare. What are health cash plans? In short, a health …

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1.5 Million British Pensioners Left To Fend For Themselves

In Family, Health and Wellness, Healthcare by Paul Howell

The frightening situation facing many British pensioners as 1.5 million frail individuals are left to fend for themselves. Millions of British pensioners are struggling to fend for themselves and the situation is only going to get worse going forward. That’s one of the stark realities revealed by new figures from the UK’s largest charity for older people. According to the …

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7 Reasons Why Your Business Should Offer Private Medical Insurance

In Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Insurance by Raina Dhillon

With more people than ever waiting for routine operations on the NHS, and many trusts finding it impossible to treat 92% of patients within 18 weeks, the role of private medical insurance (PMI) has never been more relevant. As a business owner, you may already offer your employees private medical insurance, but if you’re an employer or business owner who …

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Employers Being Short-Sighted When It Comes To Employee Eye Care

In Business, Employee Benefits, Healthcare by Stephen Ellis

Nine out of 10 British businesses are failing to meet their legal responsibilities to protect their employees’ sight, a new survey shows. According to the study commissioned by the charity Eye Health UK and Vision Express Opticians, 85% of office workers report suffering symptoms of screen fatigue, such as eyestrain and headaches, as well as problems with close and long-distance …

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Number Of Patients Waiting For Elective Treatment On The NHS Has Risen 4.6% In A Year

In Healthcare, Industry News, Insurance by Paul Howell

The number of people waiting for elective treatment on the NHS has risen by 4.6% in just one year. Today, 4.4 million individuals are currently waiting for elective treatment, which is a procedure or surgery that is chosen by the patient or physician because it is advantageous to the former, but not necessarily urgent. Of these patients, one in seven …