Our Blog

Welcome to the Healthwise blog section. Below are a number of articles and information pages relating to the services we offer and news and announcements from the industry.

18th December 2019

When talking to friends and new clients I often get asked "what’s the benefit of Private Medical Insurance ", so I thought I would share a recent experience which answers this question. This is not an opportunity to criticise the NHS; moreover it’s an example of how it benefits me, my business and ultimately the NHS. I recently underwent an Eye check up on 20/11/2019 with an Optometrist who confirmed that my glasses didn’t need changing. When asked if I had any questions I rai ...

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11th December 2019

According to recent information provided by Aviva it highlights that many employers overlook Group Protection products as they have a blinkered view of how likely it is that they and their employees will need to deal with a serious issue. The latest research highlights a gap between the reality of the issue’s businesses have faced in the 12 months, versus the perception of how likely they think it is that they’ll have to deal with something similar in the coming 12 months Employee d ...

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2nd December 2019

As many of the Health insurers including Cash Plan providers are now providing access to Private GP & Prescription services I thought it might be a good idea to put mine to the test. Today I called Babylon for an annoying sinus problem, within the hour an appointment was booked for an online Consultation and a diagnosis was made of Sinusitis which would require a course of antibiotics. Within 10 minutes of putting the phone down to the GP the prescription appeared within the app, which I dul ...

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11th November 2019

We are delighted to announce that we have now successfully completed our Financial Services qualification (FSQS), as requested by one our larger corporate clients. The scheme is designed to standardise and manage requests for compliance and assurance for major financial services organisations that have adopted the FSQS. Our client has used the FSQS to standardise supplier compliance which we were happy to complete. FSQS is currently used by 20 banks building societies and insurance companies su ...

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30th October 2019

In order to make joining BUPA far simpler they have introduced a new digital application form which can be completed and signed. What’s changed? BUPA have updated access to the current PDF form with a link to the new digital application one. You can now copy and paste the link and send it to your staff thus reducing time.  The form can be completed and signed online, once signed it is immediately returned to BUPA for processing. This will make the application journey simpler and quic ...

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15th October 2019

                                                          Is absence expensive and time consuming for your business? Having read an interesting article produced by FirstCare one of the UK’s leading authorities on workplace absence it clears up some of the myths of employee absence. The report looks at absenteeism and the impact it has on risk, pro ...

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9th October 2019

What is mental health? When we think about the phrase ‘mental health’, we often think about mental health problems. We think of symptoms like low mood and conditions such as depression or anxiety. In fact, everyone has mental health. You and your colleagues will have times when your mental health is good – and times when it is less good. Just like physical health. Sometimes you’ll experience low mood, fear, anxiety or confusion. These feelings are part of everyday life a ...

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