View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

5 Reasons Why You Should Offer Private Medical Insurance To Your Employees

In Business, Employee Benefits, Healthcare, Industry News by Tom McGuinness

Your staff are the lifeblood of your business. Without them, the success of your organisation would be severely jeopardised. In fact, unless you’re a true one-man-band, you probably couldn’t run your business at all without your employees. Therefore, it stands to reason that protecting one of your most (if not THE most) valuable assets should be at the top of …

View Post

NHS Public Satisfaction Levels Hit 11-Year Low

In Healthcare, In The Press, Industry News by Tom McGuinness

A long-running survey shows that NHS public satisfaction levels are at their lowest for over a decade. According to the British Social Attitudes poll of 2,296 individuals, just over half (53%) of people in England, Scotland and Wales were satisfied with NHS services last year. This represents a three percentage point drop since 2017 and is the lowest satisfaction level …

View Post

NHS England’s Four-Hour A&E Target Likely To Be Scrapped Under New Plans

In Healthcare, In The Press, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

If a new pilot scheme launched by NHS England this year at a small number of hospitals is successful, the four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped as early as 2020, as NHS bosses look to overhaul outdated standards. Under the pilot scheme, patients coming in to A&E departments with sepsis, stroke, heart attacks and acute asthma will be …

View Post

5 Reasons To Review Your Life Insurance Cover

In Industry News by Paul Howell

While you may already have suitable life insurance based on your current circumstances, you could end up being under-insured in the future if you do not update your policy as key events occur in your life. To prevent any nasty surprises further down the line, and ensure you remain fully insured, it is important to understand when you might need …

View Post

Majority Of Self-Employed Individuals Are Under-Protected

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Paul Connolly

We recently informed you about how most independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe that younger consumers are not securing protection until it’s too late. The aforementioned article outlines that there is a huge opportunity to grow the protection market among young consumers, however, many believe Income Protection is too expensive – despite the fact it can often be taken advantage of …