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  • Tim Noakes Interview: Tim NoakesProfessor Tim Noakes tells Sarah Bennett about his work challenging conventional medical wisdom around diabetes and cholesterol something that could have interesting ramifications for actuaries working in health and life 11 April 2019
  • p20-22_material_benefits_istock Deprivation and life expectancy in the UKTorsten Kleinow, Andrew Cairns and Jie Wen take a look at a recent report investigating the links between deprivation and life expectancy in the UK 11 April 2019
  • Vegan Is diet the magic bullet?Mark O'Reilly investigates the link between animal produce and cardiovascular disease 11 April 2019
  • Medical Divining with dataPredicting healthcare needs and outcomes could radically transform the future of the sector, argues Lisa Balboa 11 April 2019
  • p18-19_clock_ikon__00007528 Mortality movementKirstie Mok, on behalf of the CMI Mortality Projections Committee, reports on trends in mortality improvements and their causes 11 April 2019
  • p24_medical_phone_istock_ AI and health: Prevention is better than curePaloma Valdés examines how artificial intelligence (AI) is boosting value for healthcare companies by aligning the interests of patient and provider 11 April 2019
  • web_actuary_chatbot_iStock-983456560.png AI chatbots to save hospitals billionsThe number of patients happy to turn to artificial intelligence (AI) for their healthcare is set to explode over the next five years, saving hospitals billions of dollars in the process. 05 December 2018
  • ¬©iStock Longevity: Moving into the slow laneAfter consecutive decades of improvement, longevity is stalling. Matthew Edwards looks at the factors involved. 11 October 2018
  • Explosion in e-cigarette usage has brought a new challenge ¬©Shutterstock How vaping is shaping our healthLittle is known about the effects of e-cigarettes on users' health. Niel Daniels, Mark Paulson and IFoA working party members examine the implications for life and health insurance. 11 October 2018
  • web_hourglass_iStock-108328865.jpg Interpreting mortality trendsChris Tavener considers the implications of a slowdown in mortality improvements for actuarial advice to defined benefit pension schemes. 11 October 2018
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Actuaries and healthcare

Actuaries have long been involved in financial planning for the NHS, and this is now a growing area for actuarial work, as the Government looks for ways to restructure the welfare state to meet the changing needs, demands and expectations of a changing population.

Evolving health provision models to meet changing needs is also a feature of the expansion of private sector work. Here actuaries work with other health professionals to find appropriate solutions for private medical insurance, income protection, critical illness, and long-term care insurance.

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