Ryan Oates
Posted By Ryan Oates
09/11/2023

In recent years, the NHS has faced increasing challenges, resulting in longer waiting times for essential medical treatments. As employers, it's essential to ensure your employees' well-being and job satisfaction, especially during these times.

In this environment, employees may experience delayed access to the care they need, impacting their health and productivity.

One effective way to reduce this impact is by providing Group Private Medical Insurance to your staff.

For businesses, the worries about the impact of long NHS waiting lists on productivity have been illustrated in a new poll (by FT) that shows up to 4 in 10 are considering offering private health insurance for their workforce for the first time.

For staff, the findings of a national polling by IHPN show that nearly half of people who have used private healthcare say being unable to get an NHS appointment quickly enough was a factor in their decision.  

  1. Timely Access to Healthcare:

One of the most significant benefits of private medical insurance is the ability for employees to access healthcare services quickly (for new conditions after joining the policy). With shorter waiting times for consultations, tests, and treatments, your staff can receive the treatment they need promptly, reducing stress and health-related concerns.

  1. Enhanced Employee Wellbeing:

Healthy employees are more engaged, motivated, and productive. Private medical insurance can help your workforce stay healthy and recover faster, reducing absenteeism and the associated costs.

  1. Retention and Recruitment:

Offering private medical insurance is a valuable employee benefit that can set your organisation apart in the competitive job market. Potential employees are more likely to choose a company that cares about their health and wellbeing, and existing staff will be less likely to leave when provided with this valuable perk.

  1. Support Mental Health:

In addition to physical health, private medical insurance often covers mental health services, which are in high demand due to the increased stress and anxiety caused by the pandemic. Offering such services can be a lifeline for your employees, ensuring they receive the help they need to cope with various mental health challenges.

  1. Customisable Coverage:

Group Private Medical Insurance plans can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your workforce. This flexibility allows you to choose the coverage that aligns with your employees' and your organisation's needs, providing a sense of security and personalised care.

As NHS waiting times continue to worsen, it's crucial for employers to take proactive measures to support their employees' health and wellbeing. Group Private Medical Insurance can be a key component of your benefits package, offering timely access to healthcare, enhancing employee well-being, improving retention and recruitment, and providing customisable coverage options. In these challenging times, prioritising your staff's health will not only benefit them but also contribute to a more productive and satisfied workforce.

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References
https://www.ihpn.org.uk/news/new-research-shows-nhs-challenges-driving-demand-for-private-healthcare-particularly-among-younger-people/
https://www.ft.com/content/6c1c50e9-3426-485b-b288-30fcc2b2ea84
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