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2019
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April
2019
Sunday, 7 April is ‘World Health Day’, a day marked to commemorate the World Health Organisation (WHO) and raise awareness of important subjects related to global health. This year, the theme is ‘Universal health coverage’, which is about ensuring pe...
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April
2019
You may have seen the latest campaign from the Department for Health and Social Care, entitled ‘Every day is different when you care’ which aims to promote a career in adult social care. ...
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March
2019
I was encouraged to see the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) release a report this week which called on employers to break workplace taboo around the subject of menopause and provide better support for working women. ...
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22
March
2019
Poor dental health, including tooth decay and gum disease, can impact a person’s general health and wellbeing and even has a link to heart disease and diabetes. The leading causes of dental diseases are entirely preventable, so it’s hugely worrying t...
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22
March
2019
Gabriela Pueyo became General Manager of Bupa Dental Care, which runs more than 470 practices in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, in November 2018. To mark World Oral Health Day this week, she shared her aspirations for the future of Bupa Dental C...
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08
March
2019
This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter – a call-to-action driving gender balance across the world. In recognition of this issue, Bupa’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Joy Linton, joined colleagues across Bupa to discu...
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08
March
2019
There is a simple equation: businesses that are gender diverse perform better. This has been proven by the recent McKinsey report that states that the most gender diverse quarter of businesses are 20% more likely to have above average financial perfo...
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February
2019
Many of the most deep-rooted challenges in health today are social or behavioural in nature rather than purely medical. Too often, solutions that are implemented to overcome these challenges are based on how we want individuals to behave, rather than...
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25
February
2019
Recently, thousands of school pupils walked out of lessons and went on strike, as part of a global environmental campaign demanding political and societal action. Occurrences like this make clear more needs to be done to tackle the impacts of climate...
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February
2019
At Bupa Australia, supporting families to raise emotionally well, resilient and happy kids is a key focus for our business. ...
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February
2019
Employee health and wellbeing is increasingly informing the way businesses are structuring and designing their office spaces. A report recently commissioned by Staples found 81% of employees felt their workspace had an impact on their mental health, ...
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01
February
2019
Ahead of World Cancer Day on Monday (4 February) we caught up with Bupa UK’s Julia Ross to find out more about Cancer Direct Access, what’s next for Bupa’s Cancer Promise, and which new cancer drugs and treatments she is keeping a close eye on. ...
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24
January
2019
I was delighted to see the opening of our new paediatric outpatient department, Skyline, at Bupa Cromwell Hospital last week. It’s the result of a lot of hard work and dedication from our wonderful employees and will ensure we can provide much-needed...
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17
January
2019
When we think of air pollution, we tend to imagine places like China which has a very visible and long-standing problem. ...
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02
January
2019
As 2018 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on the year’s medical highlights and thinking about what 2019 will bring. Many predictions have already been made about what the top medical advances for 2019 will be. Here are my thoughts on the predict...
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2018
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December
2018
As we approach the end of 2018, it’s the perfect time to celebrate all of the wonderful things we’ve achieved for our residents this year. ...
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December
2018
As part of the work that we do to support the communities in which we operate, we’ve hosted a number of charitable events in the lead up to Christmas. In the spirit of giving, our London office ran a Toy Drop with ELBA (East London Business Alliance)...
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December
2018
At Bupa, we firmly believe in supporting good mental health both in and outside the workplace. As awareness of the importance of workforce mental health develops, I believe that Bupa has a vital role to play in leading the conversation. ...
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13
December
2018
With one in two people in the UK expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, improving cancer survival rates remains high on the Government agenda. UK survival rates have improved since 2000, with five-year survival rate increasing from 4...
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05
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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03
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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15
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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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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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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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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