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 [...]
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, [...]
Widespread dissatisfaction with standard of service
Two thirds of patients do not think their out-of-hours GP service is safe, a report warns today.
A survey by the Patients Association reveals that nearly half of those who had to use their local service within the last two years were unhappy with the standard of care.
Late diagnosis could be influential factor
The UK’s one-year lung cancer survival rate lags behind that of other developed countries such as Australia and Norway, according to a new international study published this week.
Research carried out by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership found that the proportion of people who survived for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Winter fuel payments for richer individuals should be stopped and the money saved should be used to pay for a cap on long-term care costs, a former minister has said.
Lib Dem MP Paul Burstow claimed that doing so would defuse an elderly care “time bomb”.
Burstow made the comments as he backed a [...]