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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is successful, the four-hour A&E waiting time target could be scrapped as early as 2020, as NHS bosses look to overhaul outdated standards.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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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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Two Employee Benefits That Won’t Break The Bank

In Business, Employee Benefits by Tom Pullinger

Some organisations are deterred from offering employee benefits because the implementation costs seem high and it is difficult for them to see how they will get a return on their investment. However, the reality is that offering employee benefits affords a number of advantages for both employers and employees alike, many of which are enough to offset the associated costs. …

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PMI Most Desired Benefit For Employees – Study Finds

In Employee Benefits, Individual, Insurance by Paul Connolly

A new survey has revealed that a significant proportion of employees want Private Medical Insurance (PMI) added to their workplace benefits programme. According to the poll by employee services business Personal Group, four in 10 (40%) employees indicated that they would like to see PMI offered as part of their benefits package, making it the most desired benefit. Discounted gym …

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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 …