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Fundraising for Creepy Crawlies defibrillator given a boost by benenden health

7th April 2014

The safety of children and visitors at York play centre, Creepy Crawlies, will be boosted by the presence of a defibrillator thanks to the fundraising efforts of staff and volunteers - including a donation of £600 from mutual healthcare provider, benenden health.  

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How much do men and women worry about their looks?

3rd April 2014 

Women feel twice as much pressure to look good than men do, it emerged yesterday in benenden health's latest survey. A detailed look into the body confidence of 2,000 men and women documented a dramatic rise in appearance-related anxiety.


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Former NHS Director takes customer services reins at benenden health

2nd April 2014

benenden health has announced the appointment of a new Member Services Director. Peter Robinson will lead the development and delivery of the York-based healthcare provider’s customer service strategy including leadership of the operations teams. 

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benenden health’s Chief Executive responds to Reform report proposals on the future of the NHS

31st March 2014

Independent think tank Reform today (31st March) published a new report co-authored by Norman Warner, a former Health Minister in Tony Blair’s government and Jack O’Sullivan, on the need to radically reform health and care services and funding - including a proposal for a £10 monthly NHS membership fee. Read benenden health's Chief Executive's response to the report. 

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End to VAT on Air Ambulance fuel helps benenden health’s local charity of the year

24th March 2014

In last week’s Budget speech, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, announced that a VAT duty on fuel bought by Air Ambulances across the country - including benenden health’s local charity of the year, Yorkshire Air Ambulance - would be lifted.

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benenden health staff volunteer their DIY skills at New Earswick Folk Hall

20th March 2014

Volunteers from benenden health were hard at work in the local community this week (18th March) in a project organised by York Cares.The volunteers were at New Earswick Folk Hall helping to give a refresh to the site with their painting and gardening skills. 

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York City shirts donated by benenden health go to South Africa

17th March 2014

Students and staff from Archbishop Holgate Church of England School have taken around 250 football shirts with them to South Africa this month as part of their ongoing link with the Diocese of Cape Town over the last decade.  The shirts were donated by benenden health as part of their charity shirt swap after the organisation rebranded last year. 

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Rose Window artwork for Bishopthorpe Palace from benenden health employee

17th March 2014

A detailed interpretation of York Minster’s Rose Window is the subject of the latest artwork created by York Artist and benenden health Eleanor Higgins-and its future home will be Bishopthorpe Palace 

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benenden health puts health on the agenda at Lib Dem Spring Conference

7th March 2014

benenden health will tomorrow be teaming up with leading health stakeholders at the Liberal Democrat Spring Conference - to discuss how mutuals can bridge the gap between physical and mental health and build greater parity in service provision. 

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Revolutionary approach to TV advertising adopted by benenden health

7th March 2014

In a media first for benenden health and managed by MediaCom Leeds, the mutual healthcare provider will be running a trial of innovative advertising technology, Sky AdSmart, throughout March.  

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benenden health on board as lead partner for Active York

4th March 2014

benenden health has announced their support as lead partner of Active York, the city’s sport and active leisure partnership. As the Active York Sports Awards 2014 are launched, benenden health's support will ensure the awards dinner and Active York’s Fund For The Gifted scheme move forward for the benefit of York’s sporting community. 

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benenden health support York City Football Club’s first Football v Homophobia match

21st February 2014

York City’s home game against Southend United on Saturday 22 February, will mark the Club’s first ever Football v Homophobia match and benenden health, the York-based mutual healthcare organisation and main sponsor of York Pride will be there in support of the event.

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What becomes of the broken hearted?

14th February 2014

Where do broken hearts go? Frequently not to work, according to research released today (14 February) by benenden health, which lifts the lid on the impact of heartbreak on Britain’s workforce.

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Know a friend or family member who deserves a Spa break?

14th February 2014

If you have a friend, family member or colleague who has been going through a difficult time emotionally why not nominate them to win a relaxing spa treat in our new Facebook competition this February? 

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benenden health fundraising takes a healthy turn in 2014

5th February 2014

Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the mental health charity Mind have been announced as benenden health’s employee-championed local and national charities for 2014. Staff at the York-based mutual organisation voted for the selected health charities to receive the proceeds of all employee-led fundraising over the next twelve months.

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Win the opportunity to be a ball boy/girl for York City Football Club!

3rd February 2014

As part of benenden health’s partnership with York City In the Community we have a fantastic competition for five children to take places for themselves and a friend or sibling as ball boys/girls at the home game on Saturday 1st March 2014, York City vs. Exeter. Kick-off will be 3pm.

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Northamptonshire hospital added to benenden health’s approved network of hospitals

31st January 2014

benenden health, the leading mutual healthcare provider, has announced the addition of the Woodland Hospital in Kettering to its network of approved hospitals across the UK. This comes as part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to reducing the amount of time spent by members in travelling for treatment.

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Free health checks offered to York City fans and residents

29th January 2014

benenden health will be teaming up with York City in the Community and the Nuffield Health York Hospital to offer free health checks to York City fans and residents. The free comprehensive checks which take approximately 20 minutes will provide an overall insight into an individual’s health and wellbeing – including tests on BMI, blood pressure, lung capacity and heart checks.

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benenden health checks its marketing support for 2014

27th January 2014

Leading health and wellbeing provider, benenden health is increasing its marketing support for 2014 as it looks to drive its membership in an increasingly competitive healthcare market.  The not-for-profit mutual, has appointed three new agencies covering branding, advertising, PR and digital disciplines.

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New legislative initiative for mutuals welcomed by benenden health

22nd January 2014

Commissioner Tajani, the Vice-President for the European Commission, announced a new legislative initiative in favour of mutuals at the Social Entrepreneurs Conference of the European Commission held on 16th and 17th January

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