HCB Group Nurse Conference 2017

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On Thursday 2nd November 2017, we hosted our second annual conference at Knights Solicitors office in Newcastle-under-Lyme, followed by a team dinner at the – Best Western Plus, Moat House, Stoke-on-Trent.  Here’s a sample of the day

HCB Group new office

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It seems like only yesterday that we moved from our premises in Didcot to Harwell Innovation Centre, but it was actually over 2 years ago.  Now, as a result of our success in obtaining new business and recruiting additional staff we are on the move to bigger premises. From Friday 15th September 2017, our new […]

Employee Consent – A thorny issue?

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Employee Consent and Health Information When managing the health of an employee, one of the biggest areas of possible contention is that of Consent. There can be a real issue around gaining the consent of the employee to share the contents of a report with either HR or with their Line Manager. The Nursing and […]

Health trends in Ireland – Do they affect your business?

Posted Posted in Early intervention, HCB Ireland, HCB News, Opinion, Sickness Absence

In 2013 the Irish Government published a 60 page document entitled Health Ireland – A Framework for Improved Health & Wellbeing. Although this report was published 4 years ago, we know that little has changed and some of the statistics are truly frightening.  In common with many developed countries there are significant challenges for society, […]

Healthcare Trusts – Not just for IPT savings

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A recent article by Kevin Gude from law firm Gowling WLG, talking about why employers have chosen to use healthcare trusts raises some interesting points.  In his article Kevin, quite rightly questions if employers have put healthcare master trusts in place in order to improve medical benefits to staff, or simply to take advantage of […]

HCB Ireland – Work related sickness

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1st issue of the HCB Ireland Newsletter published today. Did you know that Ireland loses 790,000 days a year in work-related sickness? Eoin Byrne (our Ireland Director) and Karen Gamble (Head of Client Relations) have penned an article about the hidden cost of workplace sickness in Ireland, it makes interesting reading.

HCB Newsletters

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We have a new section on our website containing all our newsletters, information booklets, links to websites that offer more in depth information, plus our latest job vacancies and all accessible from our Resources page. You don’t have to be a HCB Group customer or member of staff to access, so click on the link […]

Will Brexit affect the health and wellbeing of the UK workforce?

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Well, everyone else is going to put out their take on what the Brexit vote means so we at HCB thought we would add some thoughts of our own. You can catch up in the mainstream media and online about what Brexit will mean for politics, the economy and currency.  What we at Health Claims […]

Cancer – Early intervention and why it works

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Cancer is one of those words that causes nearly everyone to look up from what they are doing and listen.  Its such an emotive word especially as we think it’s always going to be in conjunction with bad news. Let’s put the ‘dread’ aside for a moment, look at what cancer is and, more importantly […]

Zika virus – are you aware?

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There has been a lot of discussion, hype and panic about the potential impact of the Zika virus. We at HCB Group haven’t seen a single case, but our nurses are prepared. There are still many unknowns such as the exact incubation period and if it can be transmitted other than by a mosquito bite. […]