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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is successful, the four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped as early as 2020, as NHS bosses look to overhaul outdated standards.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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Younger Consumers Not Securing Protection Until It’s Too Late

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by Paul Connolly

Most independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe that younger individuals are not thinking about protecting their finances until later in their lives when it’s often too late. That is one of the key findings of a new report from one of the UK’s largest insurers. According to research from Royal London, three quarters (74%) of IFAs think that younger consumers should …

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NHS Staff To Be Given Dedicated, Fast-Tracked Mental Health Support

In Healthcare, Industry News by Paul Howell

When it was born on July 5, 1948, the NHS was the first completely free healthcare service in the world based on citizenship. Fast-forward to today and the NHS employs around 1.4 million people across the UK. But while the doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who work in the NHS provide vital health services and much-needed support, what happens …

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One In Five UK Businesses Lack The Expertise To Manage Sickness Absence – Zurich

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Stephen Ellis

More than one in five (22%) UK businesses lack the expertise needed to manage workplace sickness absence. That is one of the key revelations from a new study conducted by YouGov on behalf of insurer Zurich. Losing Staff, Productivity Declining The study, which polled financial decision makers in British companies, examined the biggest risks facing them today. The findings of …

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Do You Have Prediabetes? Would You Even Know?

In Individual, Industry News, Insurance by Tom McGuinness

You’ve almost certainly heard of type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, it’s a condition that is dramatically on the rise in the UK. In fact, according to Diabetes UK, 90% of all people diagnosed with diabetes have the type 2 form. Moreover, it is estimated that there are nearly one million people who have the condition but don’t know because they haven’t …

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Better Employee Benefits? Vast Majority Of UK Workers Affected By Money Worries

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Paul Howell

The vast majority of UK workers are troubled by money. That’s one of the key takeaways from new research that surveyed more than 5,000 employees and over 1,000 employers. According to the inaugural Close Brothers’ Financial Wellbeing Index, 94% of UK employees are suffering from money worries and over three-quarters (77%) say that money worries impact them at work. Two …

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Pregnant Women To Get Better Workplace Protection Under New Government Plans

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

The UK government has set out new proposals designed to protect pregnant women and new parents returning to work following the birth of a child against unfairly losing their jobs. The new proposals have been created to combat workplace discrimination and provide better protection to women who return to work after maternity leave. Legal Protection For 6 Months According to …

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Embarrassing Cancer Symptoms: Always Get Them Checked

In Family, Individual, Industry News by Paul Howell

Cancer symptoms vary depending on the type of cancer, but a new study has revealed that a worrying number of people do not get embarrassing symptoms checked by their GPs. Alarmingly – according to the research by Bupa – over six million people in the UK have delayed having symptoms checked because they were too embarrassed. In light of the …

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What Does The Average Brit’s Ideal Job Look Like?

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Paul Connolly

If you could pick and choose workplace benefits, job perks, even your salary, what would your ideal job look like? That’s one of the key questions a new survey conducted by CV-Library set out to answer. As we informed you earlier this month, wellbeing products are becoming more popular among employees, with UK workers spending around £174 per month, on …

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Protecting & Promoting Staff Mental Health

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Stephen Ellis

According to new research from a leading group risk industry body, less than a fifth of employers proactively manage stress and mental health issues in the workplace. The survey undertaken by Opinium on behalf of Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector, found that just 18% of employers are proactively managing stress and mental …