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2018
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December
2018
I’ve always loved volunteering, sharing some of my time to help the communities I’ve lived in. But here’s the secret - It’s good for me too. ...
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December
2018
Since 1992, the UN has marked the 3 December as International Day of Persons with Disabilities to raise awareness, in the interest of communities, of empowering and integrating people with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic a...
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November
2018
Last week I was delighted to host the latest in our series of Bupa Cromwell Conversations, which aims to bring together medical professionals and members of the public. The focus was the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. ...
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November
2018
At Bupa, we pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive organisation that nurtures and empowers its people. So, we were delighted to host representatives from a number of like-minded organisations this month for the Northern Talent Forum to disc...
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09
November
2018
Mental health tends to be a taboo subject amongst men, while it is well-known that males commonly keep their issues and struggles to themselves rather than opening up and speaking about their feelings. For these reasons, we launched #Headinthegame at...
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UK
06
November
2018
Yesterday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock published a new report setting out the government’s thinking on prevention in healthcare, ahead of a more detailed Green Paper to be published in the new year outlining the government’s strategy to improve pre...
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31
October
2018
Alaana Linney, Sales Director, Bupa Health Clinics, reflects on a panel which explored 'How healthy is your working environment?'. ...
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25
October
2018
I’m really humbled to be listed seventh globally in the 2018 OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives list, presented by the FT. ...
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UK
12
October
2018
I was concerned to read a new report recently highlighting the continuing struggle to retain people working in adult social care. The report, The state of the adult social care sector and workforce in England, published by Skills for Care, shows that...
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10
October
2018
Today is World Mental Health Day: let’s use it to make sure that everyday is a good mental health day, rather than another item on the never ending to do list. Supporting good mental health is an everyday way of life. ...
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05
October
2018
Last week the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond announced that the Autumn Budget will take place on 29 October, and we’re hoping that our industry can persuade him not to increase Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). ...
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September
2018
Bupa UK CEO David Hynam looks at why it's so important for businesses to champion diversity and inclusion and discusses what more can be done at all levels. ...
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September
2018
At Hearts & Minds we have a long track record of using therapeutic clowning to help people with dementia overcome feelings of helplessness, isolation and anxiety. Our Elderflowers programme, launched in 2001, uses professional performance skills in m...
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25
September
2018
The world is witnessing the impact of climate change first hand – from severe storms and typhoons, to threatening wildfires, to record-breaking heatwaves. ...
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September
2018
At Bupa we want to be at the forefront of discussions about the health of the UK workforce, in particular leading the conversation around supporting good mental health both in and outside of the workplace. This is why we sponsored the Confederation o...
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September
2018
Right now in the UK, there are around 850,000 people living with dementia. That’s already a huge number but, as the population ages, it’s one that’s going to steadily increase. The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that it’ll reach one million by 2025, a...
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September
2018
I have long had a personal passion for helping people reach their full potential, regardless of gender, race, where they came from or sexual orientation. I feel I was lucky to get the education and support that enabled me to succeed in my chosen care...
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September
2018
An innovative steam treatment for men suffering with an enlarged prostate is set to be made more widely available after being given the green light for routine use by the health watchdog, NICE. ...
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September
2018
At Bupa, we want to be at the forefront, leading the conversation around supporting good mental health both in and out of the workplace, so we were proud to sponsor the Mental Wealth Festival’s Business Breakfast panel this week, for the second year ...
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03
September
2018
I recently read the Which? report Beyond social care: keeping later life positive which looks at consumer attitudes to adult social care, and the latest Lancet Public Health study which shows that the number of elderly needing round-the-clock care is...
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UK
31
August
2018
With news that the British Government is considering banning the sale of energy drinks to people under 16, it’s a good time for all of us to consider our caffeine intake and think about what it’s doing to our bodies. ...
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31
August
2018
Robotic gait training technology is now available at Bupa Therapy in Australia, helping people with various neurological and mobility related conditions. It is the first time the cutting-edge robotic gait technology (known as the G-EO System™) has be...
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August
2018
Working in an open-plan office has a positive impact on your health and mental wellbeing, new research published this week suggests. ...
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August
2018
Ninety-eight percent of people diagnosed early with bowel cancer will survive for at least one year, compared to 40 percent of people diagnosed at stage four, according to data from Cancer Research UK . However, nearly half of people have never consc...
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06
August
2018
Earlier this year Bupa Australia partnered with Kids Helpline to sponsor the Kids Helpline @ School Wellbeing programme which encourages children to seek support when they are facing issues such as mental health and bullying. ...
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03
August
2018
The question of how we properly fund social care, what should be funded by the government and what should be funded by individuals, has been a topic of increasing debate in recent years.  ...
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UK
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July
2018
Meccano may be a toy to some people but there are numerous social, emotional and physical benefits of playing with the colourful strips, plates and angle girders. I had the opportunity to demonstrate these benefits on Channel 7’s Sunrise programme in...
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July
2018
New figures published by Public Health England (PHE) reveal a record number of 10- to 11-year-olds are severely obese. One in 25 10- to 11-year-olds are severely obese – up from one in 32 a decade ago. ...
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06
July
2018
At Bupa, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and diverse organisation so I’m delighted we are changing our logo from blue to incorporate the rainbow flag across a number of our social media channels this weekend in support of London Pride. ...
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July
2018
As a member of the LGBT+ community I am immensely proud of the achievements of the Pride movement within the Western society over the past 50 years. I am also lucky to work for an organisation that actively promotes an inclusive and diverse workplace...
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