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Since March 2020, Airmic has been issuing Friday Reading, a curated series of readings and knowledge resources sent by email to Airmic members. The objective of Airmic Friday Reading was initially to keep members informed during the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, Airmic Friday Reading has evolved in scope to include content on a wide range of subjects with each email edition following a theme. This page is a searchable archive of all the readings and knowledge resources that have been shared.

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UK Health Security Agency, 1st August 2022
Published May 2022 – The Heatwave Plan for England is a guide to protect the population from heat-related harm to health. The aims of the plan are to prepare, alert and prevent the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England.
Airmic,WTW, 19th May 2022
Employee benefits have not always been a priority for full inclusion within the enterprise risk management strategy. This is changing through recognition of the real advantages to the organisation that can be achieved by doing so.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 22nd April 2022
Friday Reading Edition 117 (5th August 2022)
Ukrainians are likely to face persistent and intensifying public health challenges as a direct result of the conflict, compounding the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The security and safety of healthcare facilities, workers, and supply lines remain paramount concerns. Disruptions to surveillance and treatment programs risk an eruption of infectious disease outbreaks.
McKinsey & Co, 14th January 2022
A series of consumer surveys and interviews conducted by McKinsey finds Gen Zers reporting the least positive life outlook, including lower levels of emotional and social well-being than older generations.
Harvard Business Review, 5th January 2022
[Purchase required] Contrary to what many people think, virtual health care, also known as telemedicine or telehealth, is much more than a cheap digital knockoff of in-person care. When used appropriately, it improves patient health, reduces costs, and makes care more equitable and accessible to anyone with a smartphone.
International SOS, 1st January 2022
Friday Reading Edition 91 (28th January 2022)
Utilising International SOS risk rating algorithm, experts share their views on the future impact, their key predictions and recommendations for organisations to consider when accessing medical risk ratings of specific locations.
Lloyd’s Register, 9th December 2021
Friday Reading Edition 86 (10th December 2021)
The development and adoption of artificial intelligence is accelerating significantly, but the big question now is how do we maximise its benefits while avoiding its biggest risks?
Lockton, 12th October 2021
Friday Reading Edition 84 (26th November 2021)
The pandemic has been a big cause of companies trying to cut costs. Fortunately, organisations have held on to their employee benefit plans, focused on building out their mental health support and expanded wellbeing employee assistance programmes. In this article Simon Gilliat looks at how organisations view employees benefits as a result of Covid-19.
Global Captive Podcast , 12th June 2021
Friday Reading Edition 67 (16th July 2021)
Over the course of 20 minutes Mattieu Rouot, CEO of MAXIS, and Mark Cook, Director at Willis Towers Watson, look back on more than a year of COVID-19 and the impact it has had on captive employee benefit programmes and what it might mean for the future.
The Lancet, 25th May 2021
The pandemic has foregrounded the long-standing need for universal health coverage in India. In the present moment, India confronts an immediate emergency to save lives and reduce suffering. Here are eight recommendations for the central and state governments that share responsibility for the health of the India's people.