Over the last 18 months, we have been inundated with data, statistics and news reports regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. Alongside this, there has also been an abundance of incorrect claims, rumours and scaremongering, especially across social media. Most recently in the life insurance market, a false rumour has been circulating
As we are well aware here at The Insurance Surgery, we witnessed all insurers tightening up their underwriting criteria last April as Covid 19 spread across the planet. For all industries, it has been a challenging time. The reasons for the underwriting changes were due to the increased risk of
As we all know, the last year has been dominated by the coronavirus outbreak and the impact that has had on all our lives as a result of coronavirus. A staggering 127,000 have lost their lives in the UK alone at the time of me writing this. On top of
Testicular cancer is a relatively rare type of cancer, accounting for just 1% of all cancers that occur in men. Each year, around 2,300 men are diagnosed. Catching the cancer early is important. Reducing the risk that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body at any stage
Today (19th November 2020) is International Men’s Day, an annual event to celebrate men’s contributions to society as well as raise awareness for men’s issues. This year’s theme is “Better health for men and boys”, raising awareness for both men’s physical and mental health. Currently, there is a silent men’s
Today is World Diabetes Day, created to raise awareness for diabetes across the world. Around 700 people are diagnosed every day in the UK, that’s 1 person every 2 minutes! This shows how prominent the condition is in the UK, and how important it is to raise awareness for the
From Thursday 5th November 2020 the UK will be entering a second lockdown. Currently, the number of adults experiencing some form of depression during the pandemic has almost doubled from before, going from 9.7% to 19.2%. Proving how much of an impact the pandemic is having on people’s mental health.
On Tuesday we were fortunate enough to be invited to a Webinar hosted by Parkinson’s UK to understand more about diversity and inclusion for people with the condition. Unfortunately, many people with Parkinson’s are discriminated against in various ways including day to day life but also specifically in the workplace.
We were very fortunate to virtually meet Emily and find out more about her story of being diagnosed in 2019 to being involved in trekking across the Sahara Desert with other ‘Boobettes’ For Coppafeel!, a well-known breast cancer awareness charity in the UK. Emily describes how over a year ago
Unfortunately, during the current Covid-19 pandemic, getting seen by doctors and having a full examination can be difficult. GP’s have to try to maintain social distancing, and have to minimise contact as much as possible. Furthering this, many other medical treatments associated with cancer have also been affected by the
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