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NHS Crisis Continues: Record A&E Attendances & Longest-Ever Waiting Times

In Healthcare, In The Press, Industry News by Paul Howell

New NHS data reveals record numbers of A&E patients, as well as the worst-ever waiting times for routine operations. Furthermore, the number of operations being cancelled is also on the rise and the number of patients waiting on a trolley for more than 12 hours has also increased since last year. According to the Society for Acute Medicine, the figures …

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Brits Will Work Beyond Retirement To Protect Their Health

In Healthcare, Industry News, Protection by Tom McGuinness

We recently wrote about how nearly three-quarters of UK employees plan to work beyond 65. It’s a sobering reality that highlights how an estimated 23 million individuals are planning to work beyond their 65th birthday because they feel the need to. Now, a new global survey by Aegon not only supports the findings of the study referenced in our previous …

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New Report Reveals The Costly Financial Impact Of Cancer

In Family, Healthcare, Individual, Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

As if the reality of receiving a cancer diagnosis wasn’t bad enough, new research suggests hundreds of thousands of UK cancer patients are also suffering financially. According to a new report from Macmillan Cancer Support, entitled ‘Cancer – a costly diagnosis’, four million people will be living with cancer by 2030. Furthermore, four out of five cancer sufferers are £570 …

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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 …