Healthcare

An up date on all things healthcare, covering the latest developments in the public and private arena.

Work-related stress: 2017 statistics

“Work-related stress, depression or anxiety is defined as a harmful reaction people have to undue pressures and demands placed on them at work.”* The last few decades has seen an…

Improving Lives

Last week the government published “Improving Lives:  The Future of Work, Health and Disability” which sets out an ambitious but welcome plan to get one million more disabled people into the…

employee health and wellbeing, protection

Employee health and wellbeing: for the many, not the few

Employee health and wellbeing is something that all organisations should be thinking about, yet according to recent research, only 8%[i] of workplaces have a specific strategy in place. Of course,…

Employee wellbeing

The power of employee benefits for mental and physical wellness

Building a healthy workforce is key to the success of any business, no matter what size or shape it is. But just how many employers offer the type of benefits…

Mental health & employers report: “Thriving at Work”

Last week witnessed the launch of a major new report with implications for all employers across the UK. The Stevenson/ Farmer review of mental health and employers was in response…

The importance of dental health

It might surprise you, but a quarter of adults in the UK have not visited a dentist in the last two years[i], and 1 in 4 admit they don’t brush…

A simple equation…

Many people – myself included – are a little wary of complex mathematical equations to solve everyday problems. So I really like this quote from Dr Wolfgang Seidl at our recent Health…

The benefits of a good sleep?

I think most of us would accept that without a good night’s sleep we may not be at our best during working hours.  Yet the reality of what this may…

The Doctor will see you now…

Earlier this month the British Medical Association (BMA) hit the headlines when they announced the results of a recent survey of doctors. The BMA ballot of 1,870 General Practitioners (GP) practices in…

keep staff healthy

Keep your staff healthy this winter

A minor illness, such as flu, is the most common cause for short-term sickness among employees in the UK. And can even cause long-term absence of four weeks or more1….