Health Insurance

Paying for Healthcare - The Future of the NHS?

Beth Britton | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Britton

Paying for healthcare is something I'd had no experience of until my recent trip to South Africa. I became unwell and needed to see a doctor, and whilst as a tourist I had travel insurance, the process meant that I still came face-to-face with the reality of paying for healthcare.

Partnerships of Hope - Remembering Joep Lange

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We must honour his vision for universal healthcare and inclusive access to innovative financing for health by developing further partnerships that can enact real change. Every one of us within the global health community can set forth a ripple of hope through our actions, but together, we can become the current that Joep was, and change the very nature of global health.

Annuities Are Expensive - Do You Need Them?

Lars Kroijer | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

As evidenced by the IRR on the annuity the return profile is extremely low risk/return and that may not suit your risk profile - if you can afford greater risk in pursuit of greater returns in your portfolio an annuity may lock you in to lower return expectations for decades ahead.

Apple and Wearable Technology: A Warning From History

Kester Brewin | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Kester Brewin

Picture the scene - you are completing an application form for life insurance and a page comes up giving you the option to upload data from your always-on fitness monitor, outlining your exercise, work and sleep patterns for the past 6 months, with the incentive that reduced premiums may be available for those who do.

Getting the Corporate Nation Healthy

Dr Katherine Tryon | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Katherine Tryon

It is indisputable that chronic diseases are increasing, with conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease accounting for over 63% of deaths in the world today. These can be avoided or better managed through healthier lifestyle choices, presenting a clear need for focus on prevention as well as treatment.

What Are We Like? The Truth About the Brits Abroad

Martin Dorey | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

It seems, from the latest report on global Consular activity released today, that we are getting slightly better at being Brits abroad - even if we are becoming a little more careless with our vital documents.

Plastic Surgeons Create Insurance Policy To Cover 'Corrective Treatment And Abnormal Reactions'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Plastic surgeons are to bring in a financial protection scheme for their patients, it was announced today. The British Association of Aesthetic Pla...

Making Health Access More Equal

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

There is a growing move at the international level towards universal health coverage (UHC) as an essential way of reducing financial impoverishment caused by spending on healthcare and of practically ensuring that everyone obtains full and equal access to key health services.

Go on, Do Something Stupid - But Only if It's Included in the Price

Martin Dorey | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Martin Dorey

So go on, do something stupid. Take a chance on that tandem skydive, google that slack lining school, splash out on that ice holing holiday and book in that bobsleigh break. It's all covered, although, interestingly, I couldn't find skinny dipping anywhere. Oh well.

Just How Healthy is Britain's Workforce?

Dr Katherine Tryon | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Katherine Tryon

More research is needed to understand the health of the nation; how chronic diseases caused by lifestyle choices, for example smoking and poor nutrition, impact both employees and their companies.

The Changing Patient of the Future - From Passive Recipient to Active Participant

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

What role, if any, should the NHS have in funding mind-body medicine and alternative medicines like homeopathy? It is a legitimate subject for debate, and one that Jeremy Hunt inherits in his new in-tray.

A New Progressive Era?

James Davis | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK
James Davis

If the Obama speech is remembered for anything, I suspect it will be for the full-throated call to a new progressive era.

The Hidden Cost of Tourists for the NHS

Chris Skidmore | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Skidmore

Last year, using Freedom of Information requests, I carried out an investigation, which asked every NHS Foundation Trust for the amount of debt owed by foreign nationals - both written off and unpaid. By October 2011, I had gathered responses from over 118 trusts, showing that that more than £40 million had been written off or was still outstanding.

The Focus on Military Lobbying Now Needs to Turn to Insurance Industry Lobbyists

Peter Martindale | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Martindale

The insurance industry gets away with unacceptable abuse. From banking (ie. payment protection insurance), to extended appliance warranties, some of w...

It's not Just British Couples Going Abroad for IVF, the Americans are at it too!

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Montgomery

Last week I wrote a blog on UK couples going overseas for IVF, read here if you missed it. And this week I have looked to the other side of the pond t...