Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) can be a useful tool when it comes to supporting employees in the workplace but businesses need to consider more ‘proactive and preventative’ measures as part of their stress management strategy, according to a senior consultant at Towers Watson, the employee benefits consultancy.
Rebekah Haymes said that while [...]
Younger people even less likely to consult GP for advice
Britons are more than twice as likely to consult the internet for health advice as they are to see their doctor, a survey has revealed.
A poll of 2,000 people found that half of respondents go online for lifestyle and nutritional tips, [...]
Cancer screening should be targeted at those with longer life expectancy, a study has concluded, after it found that for those with less than five years to live the potential risks of screening outweigh the benefits.
Research published in the British Medical Journal analysed screening for breast and colorectal cancer and concluded [...]
Labour is claiming that NHS networks for cancer, heart and stroke are in chaos after Freedom of Information (FoI) data revealed they have had their funding and staff numbers cut.
The clinical networks oversee the care of patients and were set up to improve care and prevention of disease.
Today’s figures, obtained by Labour, [...]
Working adults who have a poor diet are more likely to suffer from stress, low productivity and low job satisfaction, according to figures published today.
Data based on records of over 40,000 UK employees who use vielife online health assessments shows that a third of people are classed as having poor nutrition.
The Government has refuted claims by the British Medical Association (BMA) that budget cuts in the NHS are resulting in the rationing of treatment.
Dr Mark Porter, the new chair of council at the BMA, told the Guardian in an interview last week that the drive to make cost savings within the health [...]
The number of people aged 65 and over living with cancer in the UK is set to treble by 2040, Macmillan Cancer Support is warning today.
According to new research funded by Macmillan and carried out by King’s College London, the number of older people with cancer will increase to 4.1 million by [...]
Integrating social and health care services for older people could help free up NHS hospital beds, according to a report by a healthcare think tank.
A paper published by the King’s Fund says that there is significant regional variation in the use of hospital beds by patients over 65 who are admitted [...]
Too many GPs are failing to send enough patients for life-saving scans to diagnose cancer, according to research published today which suggests that some are 60 times less likely than others to receive the test.
The National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) said there is “wide variation” across England in the numbers [...]
British people are being urged to ensure they have adequate insurance before travelling abroad, after shock new figures revealed that an increasing number of Brits are hospitalised each week while overseas.
According to the Foreign Office’s annual British Behaviour Abroad report, staff handled 19,874 assistance cases in between April 2011 and 2012 [...]