Bupa newsroom (Views,Stories)

2018
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
Georgina Baker, Clinic Manager at the Bupa Bristol Health Centre, shares her experience with postnatal depression and how opening up about her struggles has helped put her on the road to good health. ...
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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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02
October
2018
Bupa Southlands in Harrogate arranged a ‘Jazz Night’ for John Trevor Lee, a 78-year-old resident and keen Jazz lover, who can no longer attend Jazz events outside the home due to his fear of falling. ...
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UK
01
October
2018
1 October is the International Day of Older Persons – which recognises and celebrates the contribution older men and women make to society, while also raising awareness of the needs and challenges faced by many older people. ...
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UK
28
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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UK
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
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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21
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
21
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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UK
20
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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19
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
14
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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UK
06
September
2018
Bupa UK is proud to announce it is supporting mental health charity Mind in Salford through its newly-launched Bupa Cares community fund. ...
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UK
06
September
2018
For some of our colleagues, celebrating the official opening of our new Bupa Place office in Salford Quays will be a family affair. ...
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UK
05
September
2018
When a resident at Richmond Village in Nantwich was missing the company of her dogs, colleagues set out to try to get local dog owners to pop in with their pets and spend time with residents. ...
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UK
04
September
2018
Bupa has a number of long-serving employees who started their careers here straight out of education and have stayed on, taking advantage of our career progression opportunities. ...
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UK
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
03
September
2018
Bupa UK will officially open its new Manchester office, Bupa Place this week. To mark the event, we will be sharing the stories of some of our people in Manchester over the week, as well as Bupa UK’s commitment to the local community and the opening ...
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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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UK
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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29
August
2018
Bupa UK employees turned out in force to celebrate diversity at Manchester Pride this weekend. Here some of those who attended share what Pride means to them. ...
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UK
24
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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24
August
2018
Bupa’s employee network DiverCity has made huge strides in raising awareness and understanding of LGBTQI+ since its launch in 2016. As those involved in the network gear up to attend Manchester Pride this weekend, DiverCity member Nikki Williams shar...
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UK
21
August
2018
A Bupa UK care home manager has been recognised for the positive difference she makes to everyone around her with her attitude, commitment and expertise. ...
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UK
17
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
14
August
2018
One of the last surviving Second World War Lancaster bomber air crew, Ronald Clarke, recently enjoyed a day at the British military headquarters at Northwood as a special VIP guest. ...
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UK
13
August
2018
Bupa UK has launched a new Bupa Cares community fund giving its employees the chance to nominate local charitable projects that should benefit. ...
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UK
09
August
2018
A Queenstown care home is doing its bit for the environment by reducing its plastic use and paving the way in an initiative that has now been made available across Bupa New Zealand facilities. ...
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