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2018
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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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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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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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28
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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UK
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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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UK
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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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UK
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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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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
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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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UK
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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UK
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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05
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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UK
05
July
2018
Alongside the health and care that we at Bupa provide to our customers around the world, we work actively to make a strong positive impact on the communities in which we operate. This is a natural part of our purpose of helping people live longer, he...
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June
2018
How can greater mental health awareness improve workplace resilience? ...
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UK
28
June
2018
For the first time, a programme to ensure private healthcare and the NHS in England record data in the same way has been announced this week. ...
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UK
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June
2018
Four extraordinary Bupa nurses receive Bupa Global Nurse Scholarships worth £10,000 to fund their professional, education and development goals.  ...
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07
June
2018
At Bupa, we promote a diverse and inclusive culture that celebrates our differences and empowers our people. We know we perform better at work when we can just be ourselves, and we want to empower our people to be their whole self - both inside and o...
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May
2018
Our Global Chief Nurse, Jan Adams, sends a message to Bupa's 8500+ global nursing community on International Nurses Day. ...
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May
2018
The International Day of Nurses is a great opportunity to take stock and take a moment to thank, the nurses around the world for the great work they do. ...
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April
2018
According to the UK Office for National Statistics, we spend over 37 hours per week on average in the workplace. With this in mind, workspaces are becoming increasingly important tools to support people's physical and mental health and wellbeing. ...
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