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GPs do not have enough time to assess patients

Doctors are finding their ability to assess patients is being compromised because they aren't able to spend enough time with them. This is according to new research released by Aviva UK Health.

Active Grandparents teach football trick or two!

As the World Cup kicks off on the 11th June, research from Saga Private Medical Insurance reveals that the event will inspire almost a third (29%) of the public to have a kick around themselves.

Bupa creates first cash plan alternative to health insurance

In an industry first, healthcare company, Bupa has created a unique alternative to health insurance. Bupa Patient Cash offers a number of the usual benefits associated with health insurance, but in the form of a low-cost cash plan.

Bupa International introduces 'Gold Superior' company plan

Bupa International is significantly enhancing its company international health insurance cover, for businesses with globally mobile employees. It now features four levels of cover - Essential, Classic, Gold and the new Gold Superior, and a new range of dental benefit options.

Simplyhealth relaunches dental plan

To better reflect the changing face of dentistry, Simplyhealth is relaunching its consumer dental plan.

Dysentery - Don’t let it ruin your time abroad says MediCare

Most people have experienced some form of stomach infection at one point in their lives, usually when they have been overseas in a new environment. The symptoms usually include diarrhoea and in its most extreme form this becomes Dysentery – the after effects of which can last for several years.

RIAS launches Broken Bones Cash Plan

Over 50s specialist insurance provider RIAS has launched a new personal accident product, the RIAS Broken Bones Cash Plan.

UK patients impatient with the NHS

People are turning to DIY diagnoses while they wait to find out what's wrong with them according to new research.

Aviva UK Health launches Speedy Diagnostics

Aviva UK Health has announced the launch of Speedy Diagnostics, a new low cost private health insurance policy giving customers the peace of mind that they have prompt access to specialist consultations and diagnostic tests.

Young workers ‘semi-grating' to escape recession

Young workers are ‘semi-grating' to escape the economic downturn - rather than leave the UK for good; over 5.5 million are considering boomerang breaks abroad, according to new research.

Decay in nation's dental health

A lack of affordable dental care could have a severe effect on the future state of Britain's teeth, according to a recent survey into the oral health of the nation carried out by healthcare provider Simplyhealth.

83% of Brits use web to self diagnose

83% of Brits use web to self diagnose

A staggering 83% of people in the UK are surfing the web to find information about their health problems before going to see their GP, new research from specialist health insurer National Friendly has revealed.

AA Insurance introduces health cover

The AA - best known for providing emergency treatment for members' cars - has entered the private medical insurance market in conjunction with AXA PPP healthcare, offering three levels of cover for both AA members and non-members.

Recession reveals nation of savvy savers

People across the country have been making cut backs over the last 12 months, and new research from specialist health insurer, National Friendly, reveals how thrifty Brits have been saving their pennies during the recession.

Bupa enhances group critical illness cover

In an industry first, Bupa is now offering group critical illness claimants and their families access to independent confidential medical information, advice and guidance with no increase in premiums.