Healix Health Services, the UK’s leading independent healthcare trust provider, today announces its partnership with Perci Health, a virtual care clinic connecting employees to human cancer experts. The partnership will offer the broadest level of care and personalisation on the market to help members cope with the day-to-day impact of cancer.
With 1 in 2 people in the UK set to develop cancer in their lifetime, and 85% 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 renowned cancer healthcare experts with more than twenty specialisms, personalised care plans and expert resources.
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, thus broadening the reach of accessible support across the whole workforce.
This holistic approach will complement Healix’s own existing nurse-led cancer treatment pathway, making Healix the first in the market to offer this level of care and personalisation for cancer patients. The partnership will provide ongoing cost-effective treatment for members, allowing them to avoid waiting times, while easing the pressure on the NHS on a practical level.
Ian Talbot, CEO, 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. We are proud to be joining forces with Perci Health to better support our members across the board.
Perci Health’s extensive experience demonstrates its understanding of the importance of holistic cancer support in boosting wellness and productivity in the workforce and we look forward to seeing the positive impact that their unique level of personalisation and care will have for our clients and 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.
With cancer care becoming increasingly community based, we’ve also seen an increased burden of caring responsibilities on the family members of those impacted by cancer. Our professionals have developed a unique programme of support for those caring for someone with cancer too, a group who quite often find support difficult to access.
We’re extremely pleased to see our vision align with that of Healix to deliver personalised cancer support and offer more companies the chance to foster a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.”