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Invest In Staff & They’ll Invest In You

In Business, Employee Benefits, In The Press by Claire Ginnelly

SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE STAFF benefits such as private medical insurance or group income protection are only bought by larger SMEs and corporates. Every company, from micro-SME to large corporate, should look at benefits available to provide to employees. Employee productivity is key for all businesses but the smaller the company the more important productivity becomes – and looking after employees’ …

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Millennials More Likely To Choose Income For Life Than Jackpot

In In The Press, Individual, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

If you were lucky enough to win the lottery, would you prefer to be given a regular monthly amount for the rest of your life or a one-off lump sum? Apparently, your answer will largely depend on which generation you belong to, according to new research. Ahead of the launch of the National Lottery’s new Set For Life game, Just …

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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 …

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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is successful, the four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped as early as 2020, as NHS bosses look to overhaul outdated standards.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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MPs Urge Government To Consider Relaxing E-cigarette Laws

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Stephen Ellis

A lot of controversy surrounds vaping and e-cigarettes. Much of it focuses on the potential health risks associated with the practise. However, despite the less than favourable publicity vaping often receives, MPs in the UK are calling for e-cigarette rules to be relaxed so they can be more widely used. What is vaping? Vaping is the term used to describe …

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Cycling Is The Best Way To Travel For Physical And Mental Health

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Matthew Tagg

The morning rush hour in any big city is something most people would rather avoid if they could. Thousands of commuters crammed into crowded trains and gridlocked roads make it a decidedly unpleasant experience. In 2017, motorists in London lost an average of 74 hours – more than three days – stuck in rush hour traffic. It’s no wonder that …

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Checking Emails After Work Is Bad For Both You And Your Partner

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Paul Connolly

People today are more connected than ever, what with their smartphones/tablets and fast mobile data connections. Couple this with the busy working lives most lead and the always-on work culture that’s become almost expected in most organisations, and it’s easy to see why so many people regularly check their work emails in the evenings. But while it’s a practise that …

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Physical Activity Linked To Improved Mental Health, But Don’t Overdo It, Says Study

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

The benefits of regular exercise are well known when it comes to improving your physical health, but now a new study has revealed how regular physical activity can also give your mental health a boost too. According to the study of some 1.2 million people in the US, the findings of which were published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal, just …

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Beer Is Good For Your Health, Finds Study, But Only In Moderation

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

Did you know that International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday in August every year? It’s actually rather a timely coincidence given that new research suggests that beer, consumed in moderation, can have a positive impact on a person’s health. In fact, the study that was recently published in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences concluded that …

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Why Omega-3 Supplements May Not Be So Heart Healthy After All

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News by Matthew Tagg

Many people take Omega-3 fish oil supplements on a regular in the belief they help lower their risk of cardiovascular disease. But a new study has found it actually has little or no benefit for heart health or strokes. Released by Cochrane, the meta-analysis (a study of studies) shows that one of the world’s most popular dietary supplements has “little …

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Protecting Your Health While On Holiday

In In The Press, Individual, Industry News, Travel by Matthew Tagg

You’ve just booked your next holiday and are already counting down the days to your departure. Maybe you’ve opted for a staycation? After all, the glorious weather we’ve been having in the UK recently presents a strong argument for not travelling further afield. Regardless of where you’re going, travel insurance will hopefully feature in your plans. This vital consideration – …