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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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More And More Consumers Cancelling Vital Insurance Policies They Can No Longer Afford

In Family, Industry News, Protection by Tom Pullinger

Millions of policyholders across the UK are cancelling vital insurance policies because they can no longer afford them. It’s a reality that is leaving a significant proportion of people financially vulnerable if things were to go wrong. Indeed, the survey by finance provider Premium Credit found that 38% of people have cancelled at least one insurance policy in the past …

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Think You Don’t Need Life Insurance Because You’re Still Young?

In Industry News by Stephen Ellis

If you’re in your 20’s or 30’s, securing suitable life insurance probably isn’t something that’s near the top of your to-do list. After all, you’re still young and there’s plenty of time to worry about stuff like that further down the line, right? There is… maybe… but the reality is there are a number of advantages to taking out life …

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Private Healthcare As A Benefit Promoted By Three In 10 Job Descriptions Targeting Millennials

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

A significant proportion of job descriptions aimed at younger individuals advertise private healthcare as a perk, new research has found. The research, which was conducted by employee experience organisation Perkbox and talent matching platform TalentPool, found almost three in 10 (28%) job descriptions aimed at Millennials and people belonging to Generation Z, promote private healthcare as an employee benefit. It’s …

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Mental Health In The Workplace: Research Shows Managers Need Support

In Business, Industry News, Mental Health by Paul Connolly

New research shows an apparent disconnect when it comes to how managers rate their own ability to promote wellbeing in the workplace and how staff view their manager’s performance. It’s a reality that shows even though mental health at work is starting to get the attention it deserves, there’s still a way to go to ensure it becomes a key …

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Understaffing One Of The Biggest Causes Of Workplace Stress

In Business, Individual, Industry News, Protection by Raina Dhillon

Understaffing is one of the major causes of workplace stress, a new study by a leading UK insurer has found. According to the poll of more than 1,000 workers by MetLife UK, over half (52%) of employees said that understaffing heightened their stress levels at work, while a similar proportion said underperforming team members added to the pressure and created …

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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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Study Finds Shift Workers More Susceptible To Heart Disease

In Industry News by Paul Howell

Working shifts is an inevitable part of some people’s jobs. But new research shows that shift work is particularly tough on workers’ hearts. According to a Chinese study of more than 320,000 people, shift workers have a heightened risk of heart disease, and the longer they work shifts, the greater that risk becomes. Cardiovascular Health For the research, led by …

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New Figures Reveal Cancer Patients Face A Postcode Lottery When It Comes To Survival

In Industry News by Paul Connolly

A person’s chances of living for at least 12 months following a cancer diagnosis could depend on where they live, according to new figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS figures show that the one-year cancer survival rate in Leicester city centre is 67.7%, making it the worst-performing NHS group in England by this measure. In …

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Employee Benefits: Helping SMEs Level The Playing Field In The Competition For Talent

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

When it comes to recruitment and attracting/retaining the best talent, SMEs often struggle to compete with larger organisations. That’s because the latter are usually in a position to offer larger salaries, impressive business premises and more attractive career prospects. However, there is one area where SMEs can effectively compete and that’s employee benefits. Employees love benefits We’ve previously written about …

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How Advisers Can Get The Importance Of Income Protection Across To Younger Clients

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by Tom Pullinger

Most independent financial advisers (IFAs) say that younger consumers are not securing protection until it’s too late. It’s a reality that’s not only worrying because younger consumers are running the risk of not being protected should they become unable to work due to an injury or illness, but also slightly odd! It’s slightly odd because in another recent post, we …