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 [...]
Select Committee raises concerns over efficiency savings
The NHS is rationing patients’ access to certain treatments in a bid to meet its efficiency savings targets, MPs have warned.
The Public Accounts Committee has today published its latest report on the NHS’s progress in meeting its requirement of £20bn in efficiency savings by 2014-15.
It said that [...]
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 [...]
Women face delays ‘at every turn’, says report
UK women with ovarian cancer are having their lives cut short due to delays in diagnosis, according to a report out today.
Target Ovarian Cancer’s Pathfinder Study, which is being launched at the House of Commons today, has found that one in four women diagnosed with [...]
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 [...]