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General updateOfwat vulnerability consultationISO 22458 – consumer vulnerability and inclusive designCSJ and Stop Loan Sharks England podcastPanorama follow-onDebt charities warn of harmful misleading debt advice adsDMP Product Assurance FrameworksCollaborationsDuty trainingEvents

General update

Half of health and care professionals report rise in money-related health issues

I picked up on this MaPS post on LinkedIn. Half of health and care professionals report a rise in money-related health issues in the last 6 months, but 88% feel unequipped to have financial conversations. Patient-facing health and care professionals overwhelmingly believe that talking about money can prevent health issues further down the line. However, the vast majority don’t feel equipped to have these conversations, with the main reasons including ‘feeling it’s not their place’ (40%), ‘fear of causing embarrassment’ (34%) and ‘worrying they won’t have the answers’ (20%).

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