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New to the FOCUS committee

FOCUS would like to welcome Richard McKenna to the committee. Richard joins us from Legal & General and brings with him years of underwriting experience and opinion.


FOCUS at the Roxburghe

Roxburghe Hotel Edinburgh

Our first FOCUS event took take place on Thursday 23rd September 2010 at the Roxburghe Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ. The Schedule was as follows:

5.30PM – 6.00PM Welcome Drinks
6.00PM – 7.00PM Presentations
7.00PM – 8.00PM Hot Food
8.00PM – 9.00PM Entertainment


Dr Ball and Claire Henshall from Gen Re presented mental health.

Dr Ball discussed how mental disorders are increasingly being recognised and treated in general practice, but often without the diagnostic rigour that pertains in secondary care. This presents challenges to the insurance community, particularly in relation to disability products. The presentation looked at this difficult area to help understand how these disorders present and how to assess their future risk.

Claire talked about claimants with mental health disorders and how they can be assessed and managed at a claims stage.

Click here to download the presentation.


Drew McAdamKeeping with the theme of the mind we were delighted to welcome along Scotland’s foremost mind reader or (mentalist) Drew McAdam. Drew has taken his show around the world, performing to the rich and famous.

“Drew McAdam is one of the greatest mentalists I have ever seen, ASTONISHING! UNIQUE! MESMERISING!” Uri Geller

“You’re a very, very scary man” Chris Tarrant