Weekend and evening appointments could also be scaled back
A limit on the number of times patients can visit their GP in a year is being considered by the Conservative Party, reports suggest.
A Tory consultation document on local health provision asks activists whether evening and weekend appointments are a “luxury” [...]
Group risk provider Canada Life is warning employers to be alive to the risks associated with presenteeism, as a survey by the insurer shows more than nine in 10 employees have gone to work while ill.
A number of experts have warned in recent months that presenteeism – where employees come to work [...]
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 [...]
Work found to be most stressful factor in people’s lives
Work is the most stressful factor in people’s lives, above debt and health, a survey by a leading mental health charity has found.
A poll of more than 2,000 Britons commissioned by Mind shows that 34% of people describe their work life as [...]
US study suggests office workers are at risk
Office workers could be at greater risk of developing chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease simply because they sit at their desk for hours at a time, research reveals.
A US study suggests that individuals who spend more than four hours a [...]
Staff ‘still to be convinced’ on benefits of flexible working, survey suggests
The vast majority of employees believe flexible working will become ‘the norm’ in future, yet many are still to be convinced of its benefits to staff, rather than just employers, new research suggests.
A survey from HR recruiter Ortus of some [...]
Rise largely down to increase in testing
The risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer during a lifetime is set to be three times higher in 2015 than it was 25 years earlier, figures from Cancer Research UK show.
The charity claims that boys born in 2015 will have a one in seven chance [...]
The health and risk industry has broadly welcomed the Government’s response to the Sickness Absence Review, but cautions that the most crucial decision – on tax relief for back-to-work-interventions – has yet to be made.
On Thursday the Government published its long-awaited response to the recommendations set out in a state-commissioned paper on [...]
Job loss and unemployment are associated with an increased risk of heart attack, a new study has found.
Researchers in the US have found that even short periods without work are a “significant” risk factor for heart attack.
Dont forget your health
After studying the effects of employment status, job losses and time spent unemployed on [...]
Towers Watson urges UK businesses to avoid ‘work till you drop’ culture
British workers are heading for a “burn-out” as excessive pressures and long hours take their toll, a leading employee benefits consultancy is warning.
A report by Towers Watson, the Global Workforce Study, reveals that a third of UK employees say they [...]