Best Doctors wins best added value service provider at the Cover Excellence Awards 2017

Cover Excellence Awards Winner 2017

Best Doctors, a division of Teladoc, has been awarded ‘Best Added Value Service’ at the prestigious COVER Excellence Awards, one of the UK’s leading publications covering life, health and protection insurance.

This is a new category which has been included this year, acknowledging the growing importance of ‘add on’ services. The annual awards ceremony, held in London, seeks to recognise and reward firms and intermediaries who have been continuing to innovate and serve customers to the highest standards. The awards review intermediaries and service providers across 23 different categories and are rigorously judged by a panel of leading experts from the protection and PMI industry. Dominic Howard, Director Europe for Best Doctors said: “We are thrilled to win such a wonderful accolade for our business. In a highly competitive market this award recognises Read more

Breast Cancer Month: Raising Awareness & Trish’s Best Doctors Story

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer in women worldwide and as the World Cancer Research Fund International highlights; this accounts for 12% of new cancer diagnosis each year and represents 25% of all cancers that affect females. It is estimated that worldwide over 508,000 women died in 2011 due to breast cancer (Global Health Estimates, WHO 2013).

Breast Cancer around the world The breast cancer incidence rates, measured by the number of cases per 100,000 females, are far lower in developing countries than in the west but death rates are astoundingly higher. The incidence rates greatly range from to 89.7/100,000 in Western Europe to 19.3/100,000 in Eastern Africa. According to GLOBOAN (2008), developing countries have incidence rated below 40/100,000 but survival rates are shockingly lower than other parts of the world like Europe, USA and Japan. North America, Sweden and Japan’s breast cancer survival rates are 80% or higher. This figure drops to 60% in middle-income countries and further Read more

World Mental Health Day: Why it’s important for employers to support mental health

Mental health

On the 10th of October countries around the world will come together to support the efforts of World Mental Health day.

Mental illness remains among the most stigmatized of health conditions. According to the World Health Organisation, 1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by a mental or neurological disorder during their lifetime. There are currently 450 million people worldwide suffering from a mental health condition, making mental health one of the leading causes of global disability. More than 33% of countries worldwide allocated less than an astounding 1% of their total health budget to mental health. In addition, another 33% of countries only allocate a total of 1% of their budget to health of the mind. Despite these Read more