Trusted Healthcare Partner to England Rugby

RFU & Simplyhealth

Why we're in partnership with England Rugby

As the trusted healthcare partner to England Rugby and the official lead partner for the RugbySafe programme we will put player welfare at the heart of the game and strive to keep the whole rugby community healthy.

 Working together, with England Rugby we will explore how to utilise our joint knowledge base to develop and expand ‘RugbySafe’, promoting physical and mental health, enhancing wellbeing in rugby, as well as everyday life. 

Who we are

At Simplyhealth, we know that prevention is better than cure.  We want to help you stay healthy, now and in the future. We are improving the UK's access to healthcare, helping our communities, customers, and colleagues to thrive.

Through our health plans we make sure you can access – and afford to stay healthy through dental treatments, visits to the optician, physio, podiatry and much more.

Mental wellbeing - keeping the rugby community healthy

Engage, Encourage, Equip 


At Simplyhealth, we believe that good health is the foundation for good life. Together with our partners, England Rugby, we understand clubs are the heart of many communities, often playing a vital role in keeping people happy and healthy. In fact, it’s an important reason that many play the game we love.


We’ve been working with the Mental Health Foundation to develop resources, to engage people in conversations around mental wellbeing, encourage kind cultures and equip people throughout the game with the knowledge to be able to support each other.  information and signposting to support clubs and communities within the game.


This resource that has been created specifically for the community game includes information and signposting to support people finding specialist help. Together, we can break down the barriers to our collective mental health.

Download the resource here
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Elliot Daly scores a try against Ireland in the Six Nations England Rugby after winning the Triple Crown RugbySafe warm-up exercises outside Twickenham
Dylan, Jo and Thea – The Hartley Family

Meet the Ruggerbox families


Watch our three rugby families talk about physical and mental wellbeing.

They downloaded the free SimplyMe app that tracks mind, heart, weight, sleep and activity data and talked openly about how understanding the big picture of their health helps them lead happier, healthier lives.

Take a seat, grab a tea and sit down with us!

Watch the series

Keeping your community healthy with the Mental Health Foundation


We know mental wellbeing is an important part of why we play the game we love and it’s important we look after it. Simplyhealth provides access to expert advice to help you and your teammates stay mentally healthy on and off the field.

Simplyhealth are working with the Mental Health Foundation to provide advice, resources and signposting to support the rugby community.

Check out our pages that will be updated regularly with content and advice.

Looking after your mental health
Keeping the rugby community healthy
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Removing healthcare barriers for RFU employees

With such a disparate range of departments and employee requirements, the RFU needs a robust healthcare strategy. As such it chose Simplyhealth’s Denplan dental cover to provide all its employees with free access to dental care. 


Read how we're supporting RFU employees
As businesses, we have a shared heritage – since 1871, the England Rugby Rose has been a mark of quality, success and integrity. Similarly, Simplyhealth has been helping people stay healthy since 1872. So we’re excited to be the trusted healthcare partner to England Rugby, giving us the opportunity to support RFU in making rugby a safe game to play and providing a platform for us to influence health and wellbeing.
Michael Rudman - Strategic Partnerships Director


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