Cancer costs the UK more than £14,000 per case each year, according to the results of a major piece of research published today.
The study – the first estimate of the full economic burden of the disease in the EU – shows that Britain spends £70 per head on the disease each year, or [...]
Survey reveals when consumers begin to plan long term
The average age at which consumers begin to plan financially for the long term is 28, according to research published by life office Bright Grey.
The provider’s Financial Safety Net report – which polled almost 1,500 British adults aged 35 and over – shows [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Unhealthy lifestyles driving increase
Worldwide cancer rates are set to almost double in the next 20 years as unhealthy lifestyle factors drive up rates in developed countries, a study has found.
The study, published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, said that Britain and other developed nations will see a surge in lung, [...]
A controversial government report containing recommendations that would make it easier for firms to sack under-performing staff could damage employee motivation and productivity, according to a group risk provider.
This week the government brought forward the publication of the Beecroft report on employment law after an earlier draft was leaked to [...]
The number of men diagnosed with cancer in the UK in a year has risen above 40,000 for the first time, according to figures published today by Cancer Research UK.
In 2009, approximately 40,800 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, a figure which has risen from 14,000 since 1989.
Dont forget your health
However, Cancer [...]
The Patients Association is calling for the Government to take action to cut NHS waiting times after research by the body revealed a 6% increase in waiting times last year.
A Freedom of Information request from the Patients Association to NHS Acute Trusts in England revealed that waiting times [...]
More than eight in ten GPs believe that there will be greater rationing of care in the NHS as a result of the financial challenges facing the health service.
Research published this week suggests that 85% of family doctors believe that the government will have to set out more clearly what care [...]
Women are being urged to attend tests to assess the risk of cervical cancer, as figures emerged this week suggesting that almost a third of the female population have never been for any type of health screening.
Almost a third (29%) of more than 1,000 women surveyed for Bupa by Ipsos MORI say [...]