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MP Norman Lamb heads up agenda on study trip for international health mutuals

Benenden will be playing host this week to a study trip organised by the International Association of Mutuality (AIM), which will explore the UK health system and the role of the NHS. Find out more. 

EU trade decision will help UK better protect NHS whilst Brexit timeline remains uncertain

Amidst continued uncertainty about the timeline for Brexit, an important decision for democracy has been made regarding EU trade agreements and their ratification at national level. Find out more. 

New study reveals attitudes of the general public to Government health guidelines

In results from a report released today (28th June) by Benenden, major contradictions have emerged between the public’s attitudes towards responsibility for their own health and their reactions to Government-set guidelines. Find out more. 

Benenden backs AIM calls for global preventative approach to health

A conference held in The Hague this week (2nd June) saw international mutuals – including Benenden - join together to promote the need for clear and consistent messages on health promotion and disease prevention. Find out more. 

Benenden play host to international mutuals and cooperatives conference

Benenden will play host this week to a conference organised by the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), which invites senior figures from mutuals and cooperatives across the globe. Find out more. 

“Leave healthcare services out of TTIP agreement and protect NHS”, says Benenden

With a further round of talks coming soon on TTIP, Benenden joins trade organisation AIM (International Association of Mutuality) to echo earlier calls for the NHS and healthcare services to be firmly exempt. Find out more. 

Benenden joins European call for legal recognition of mutuals

Benenden’s Group Head of Communications will address a Conference organised by the International Association of Mutuality, in the European Parliament, to support reviving the process to achieve legal recognition of mutuals in the EU. Find out more

Benenden’s Medical Director speaks out about the future of healthcare

At this week’s Conservative Party Conference, Benenden’s Medical Director John Giles spoke out at an event hosted by the thinktank Respublica about the problems facing the NHS and the role mutual healthcare can play. Find out more. 

Benenden Chief Exec discusses our pledges with international mutual sector

Marc Bell, CEO of Benenden, will address a global gathering of cooperative and mutual insurance leaders at an international conference in Minneapolis, this week (6th October). Find out more. 

Benenden’s Clinical Director speaks out in support of an integrated system of care

At this week’s Labour Party Conference, Benenden’s Clinical Director Jane Abbott spoke out in support of an integrated system of care which works in partnership with healthcare mutuals. Find out more. 

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