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Influenza Its that time of the year again.

Influenza, or 'flu', is a highly contagious acute viral infection that affects people of all ages and this includes your workforce. It typically starts suddenly with fever, chills, headache, aching muscles, extreme fatigue and a cough or other breathing difficulties and is contagious.


Health Matters Assistance Programme Who, Why and What options

The Employee Assistance Programme market is being heavily commoditised over the past few years with many providers sacrificing quality of service for reduced rates and market share. Many companies are looking to buy the cheapest Employee Assistance Programme available to tick the health and safety box and not really considering the wider uses and benefits of having a fully integrated and promoted Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).


Life begins at 40, well in my case almost 40 !

A quick introduction, my name is Brian Taylor and my role at Health Matters is to head-up wellbeing services and in particular to look after all things relating to our Employee Assistance Programmes and of course to look after our EAP clients. A job that I enjoy immensely and take a considerable amount of personal pride in.


Coping with Trauma

A Support Pamphlet for Staff Involved in Critical Incidents The content of this email is not meant to replace your organisations current policies and procedures, which should be adhered to at all times. If you have any concerns regarding this please contact your HR department


Agency Worker regulations - the impact for employers

On 1st October 2011 the new Agency Workers regulations come into force. This will give agency workers with contracts over 12 weeks the same basic working conditions and rights as their employed colleagues. This includes areas such as parity in basic annual salary, holiday allowances and rest breaks.


Health Insurance Magazine Guide to Cancer Drugs

Please click on the link below to get a copy of the Health Insurance Magazines latest guide to cancer drugs. This gives a very good overview of the use of cancer drugs in the NHS and Private market places together with cost and the future.


Matters of the Heart

Have you ever noticed how medical professionals speak a different language to the rest of us? Terminology that is used amongst them can often be misleading and in some cases frightening when directed at the rest of us.


A Dogs tale.

It said that man’s best friend is not only a faithful companion but can also make us healthier. “Dogs help us reach exercise targets,” according to new research. Owners are 34% more likely to hit exercise targets as they walk their pets regularly.


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