The partnership will offer care and personalisation to help members cope with the day-to-day impact of cancer.
With one in two people in the UK set to develop cancer in their lifetime, and 85 per cent of patients diagnosed experiencing at least two long-term symptoms, Perci Health aims to bridge the gap between active cancer treatment and aftercare and rehabilitation. The platform provides the first virtual clinic offering one-to-one physical, psychological, emotional and practical support in one digital destination.
Through the partnership, Healix will offer Perci Health’s unique level of bespoke services to its members including access to cancer nurse specialists, one-to-one tailored support from cancer healthcare experts with more than twenty specialisms, personalised care plans and expert resources.
Support for carers is included
Services include access to menopause specialists, dietitians, psychologists, psychosexual therapists, genetic counsellors, occupational therapists and financial advisors, as well as support for employees who have the unofficial responsibility to care for a cancer patient. Individuals that care for a friend or family member in this capacity are often overlooked and the partnership will offer unique support to these members.
Ian Talbot, CEO of Healix Health Services, said: “We’re always looking for more ways to proactively help our clients provide the right support to those employees impacted by cancer diagnoses. Given the significant number of people of working age who are affected by cancer, and the devastating impact that illness can have on them and their loved ones, it is vital for employers to appropriately support their staff.”
Kelly McCabe, CEO and Co-Founder at Perci Health, added: “The pandemic has understandably placed huge pressure on the NHS that has resulted in a backlog of cancer diagnoses and treatment. Offering employers the ability to help staff impacted by cancer with the specific physical, psychological and practical support they need, while reducing waiting times that can hinder early treatment and intervention, is vital.”