Tags: Hospital

Aviva launches GuideWell – making PMI more sustainable and affordable for large corporates

Aviva has launched a new private medical insurance product for large employers. GuideWell, which uses an open referral pathway to manage claims costs and deliver sustainable and competitive pricing, will provide employees with an easier claims journey that promises no shortfall on hospital charges or specialist fees. The new PMI product, which is available in…

The recession is blamed for stress related rise in hospital admissions

Rising numbers of people are being admitted to hospital with stress caused by the recession, official figures show. After Olympic cheer provided a brief respite, the statistics reveal the severity of mental problems suffered by Britons at a time of widespread job insecurity. Almost 6,400 people were hospitalised with stress in the 12 months to…

BMA: seven-day hospitals ”unaffordable”

Getting consultants to work seven days a week would be unaffordable, Dr Mark Porter, chairman of the British Medical Association’s consultants’ committee has said. This is despite Porter saying exactly a week ago that if doctors did seven-day weekly rotations the number of patient deaths could be reduced. He was reported on Publicservice.co.uk as raising…