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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 – …

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How COVID-19 Is Transforming Primary Care Services

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Industry News by Rebecca Faulks

For years, many GPs have been encouraging their patients to take advantage of remote consultation facilities. The thinking behind this approach is because telephone-triage systems can help many patients, negating the need for a face-to-face appointment unless absolutely necessary.  It’s an approach that allows patients to get the help they need remotely, without having to leave their home, freeing up …

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Frequent Teeth Brushing Linked To Decreased Risk Of Diabetes

In Health and Wellness, Healthcare, Individual by Paul Howell

People who brush their teeth frequently may have a reduced risk of diabetes, while individuals who neglect their oral hygiene could actually increase their risk, new research suggests. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that causes people to have too much glucose (sugar) in their blood. If left untreated, diabetes can lead to serious health complications, including problems …

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Delivering SMEs With Cancer Support Through Employee Benefits

In Business, Employee Benefits, Healthcare by Tom Pullinger

A cancer diagnosis is always extremely difficult to come to terms with. The uncertainty it creates, coupled with the need to take time off from work and the potential financial implications only exacerbate the situation. But while an employee having time off to receive cancer treatment and begin the road to recovery can often be absorbed by large corporations, the …

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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 …