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Sandwich Generation Hardest Hit Mentally By Pandemic

In Family, Health and Wellness, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

My colleague Claire recently wrote about Employee Wellbeing & The State Benefits Gap. In her post, Claire highlighted how workers tend to overestimate the amount of support they would receive from the state if they fell ill. She also explained how only a tiny proportion of UK SMEs have suitable safeguards, like group income protection, in place. Now, new research …

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Baby Boomers’ Health & Wellbeing Concerns Employers Most – GRiD

In Health and Wellness, Industry News, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Employers are more concerned about the health and wellbeing of baby boomers than they are any other generation in the workplace, new research reveals. Generally defined as people born from 1946 to 1964, during the post–World War II baby boom, baby boomers are fast approaching retirement. Nevertheless, they are the generation that employers worry about most when it comes to …

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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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Employee Wellbeing & The State Benefits Gap

In Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

UK workers overestimate state benefits, yet few companies have any protection in place. Research has shown that workers overestimate how much support they would receive from the government if they found themselves unable to work due to an illness or disability. Yet only a tiny proportion of UK SMEs have suitable protection in place to safeguard their employees financial security. …

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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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Employee Wellbeing Initiatives Likely To Boost Talent Retention Levels

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

Employees want workplace wellbeing initiatives — especially ones that involve apps — and by providing them, employers can retain their best talent. These are the main findings of some new workplace wellbeing research. At a time when employees are feeling unsettled, despondent and generally uncertain, and many businesses are really feeling the pinch, employers that focus on wellbeing now could …

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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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Mental Health: Insurance & Support

In Industry News by Rebecca Faulks

At a time of great uncertainty, we discuss why people with mental health issues want insurance but many need more support… People with mental health issues have a clear desire to get access to insurance, new research reveals. However, the vast majority of people with poor mental health do not know where to go to get independent advice on how …

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Mental Health: Workplace Wellbeing Initiatives

In Employee Benefits, Industry News, Mental Health by Claire Ginnelly

Mental health still a top priority for most firms but many in the dark when it comes to the effectiveness of workplace wellbeing initiatives… Research shows that emotional and physical wellbeing are closely linked. Therefore, to stand the greatest chance of having happy, healthy and productive staff, employers need to be taking a holistic approach to employee wellbeing. But many …

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Virtual GP Services Could Have Saved UK Businesses £1.5bn In 2019

In Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

Online GPs, or virtual GPs, could save UK businesses a whopping £1.5bn a year, new research suggests… According to the report from Axa PPP Healthcare, employee travel to face-to-face GP appointments cost UK businesses £1.5bn in lost working time in 2019. The report, Digital health: the changing landscape of how we access GP services, compiled by the Centre for Economics …