The majority of Britons would consider paying to be seen privately if it meant they were diagnosed quicker, new research has found.
Concerns about cost, waiting times and access to healthcare through government reforms are driving people to seek private alternatives to the NHS, a Simplyhealth report has said. It also revealed that people are turning to different sources, especially the internet, for information about illnesses. According to the YouGov poll of 5,097 working adults conducted for the health insurance provider, more than half of respondents (59%) said they would consider going private if it meant a faster diagnosis....
Will introduce a cap on cost of care
Plans to make greater use of 'deferred payments' to claw back social care costs from the value of the sale of a family home could fail unless the existing 'deferred payments' system is improve, Royal London has warned.
Defaqto has added pre-paid funeral plans to its Star Ratings
Q1 2017 saw a 12.9% increase in calls to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for Canada Life's Group Income Protection (GIP) customers compared with Q1 2016.