Health Assessments and Screening

Health Assessments and Screening

One of the most valued things in life is good health, which is why it is important to take positive steps to stay as healthy as we can, whether it be by regular physical activity, eating a healthy diet, reducing alcohol consumption or quitting smoking, all of which will help us improve and maintain our quality of life and reduce our odds in the future of developing certain conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, liver problems, lung problems and certain cancers. We can also have health assessments which can help detect warning signs of more serious conditions before symptoms…

Freedom Health Insurance, the optional benefit add-ons

Freedom Health Insurance, the optional benefit add-ons

When you are looking for a new Private Medical Insurance policy or are considering switching provider, Freedom Health Insurance are one of the lesser known insurance providers who can offer  both a comprehensive core policy with some great optional add-ons which enables us to offer our clients a bespoke choices for their cover. On the Elite policy from Freedom, the core benefits include full refund for in-patient hospital benefits (within your chosen hospital list) full refund for surgeons, anesthetists and physicians (providing the charges are in line with approved fee schedules) and full refund for MRI, CT and PET scans,…

Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy

*What is Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy is a skilled talking therapy which is used during hypnosis. It looks to help you direct your imagination in order to bring you desired changes in your thoughts, emotions and behaviour whilst experiencing a sense of deep relaxation. Hypnotherapy can help you manage a variety of problems including medical, dental and psychological conditions and can also be used to encourage you to incorporate exercise in to your life, stop smoking and lose weight. *What can I expect in my first Hypnotherapy session? If you are considering Hypnotherapy for the first time to see if it will…

Wimbledon Competition Terms and Conditions

Wimbledon Competition Terms and Conditions

By entering a competition on the SMP Healthcare Ltd Facebook page you are agreeing to SMP Healthcare Ltd storing and using your information for marketing purposes. We will not share your information with third parties. The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By participating you hereby release and hold harmless Facebook from any and all liability associated with this promotion. Entries must be submitted by midnight, 10th July 2016, any entries after this time will not be considered. Please read these competition rules carefully. If you enter one of our competitions, we…

Heart and Cancer commitment from AXA PPP

Heart and Cancer commitment from AXA PPP

When people invest in Private Medical Insurance, the benefits available within a policy for Heart and Cancer claims are often the top priority. AXA PPP are one of the largest providers of Health Insurance in the UK and have a “Heart and Cancer Commitment” in place. They are committed to providing their members who have the enhanced level of cover, access to the market leading cover and care for Heart disease and Cancer conditions. Members covered by AXA PPP have access to dedicated Cancer and Heart nurses 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The AXA PPP website also…

Hopi Ear Candles – Thermo-Auricular Therapy

Hopi Ear Candles – Thermo-Auricular Therapy

Hopi Ear Candling, also known as Thermo-Auricular Therapy, is an ancient, non-invasive complementary therapy where the professional use of Hopi Ear Candles claim to treat and provide relief for a variety of conditions associated with the head, ears, noise and throat, including: Tinnitus Compacted Ear Wax Glue Ear Sore Throats Hay Fever Rhinitis Sinusitis; & Regulation of pressure in the ears and head What to expect during a session Professional therapists who offer this treatment will discuss your medical history and current symptoms to assess if this therapy is right for you and if so how it may help your…

A closer look at Reflexology

A closer look at Reflexology

Reflexology has been used for many thousands of years and involves a method of massage to reflex areas of the feet and hands although the feet are more commonly used.  A reflexologist cannot give a medical diagnosis but by having the whole body represented in the feet by way of reflex areas, this method offers a means of treating the body as a whole. The British Reflexology Association (B.R.A) was founded in 1985 to act as a representative body for persons practising methods of Reflexology as a profession and for students who are training in this method of complementary medicine….

7 Reasons why you SHOULD use an independent Broker

7 Reasons why you SHOULD use an independent Broker

If you are looking to buy a Health Insurance policy or your policy is coming up for renewal, a specialised health insurance broker can really help you and here are at least seven good reasons why you should consider using one who is trustworthy, ethical and approachable, all of which are incorporated within our key core values. Knowledge Specialist health insurance brokers are the experts when you are looking to purchase or renew your Health Insurance policy. With extensive knowledge of benefits, underwriting and terms & conditions on a multitude of plans, they can work with you to ensure you…

Can you afford to self fund your medical treatment?

Can you afford to self fund your medical treatment?

As a specialist health insurance broker we often come across people who are considering cancelling their Private Medical Insurance in favour of Self-Funding their treatment until they understand the real costs attributed to this method of financing treatment. When people say they will “just put away £100 per month” and use that pot of money when they need their treatment, they soon realise that it would take many years to save the money required should the worst happen. Looking at BUPA and the costs for self-funded treatment for musculoskeletal conditions even outside the London area you can see that the…

How an excess works – Private Medical insurance (PMI)

How an excess works – Private Medical insurance (PMI)

An excess is a common option to consider when looking to purchase a Private Medical Insurance (PMI) policy or if you are looking to reduce your premium at renewal if you already have a policy in place and with excesses ranging from as little as £100 to as high as £5,000 there are lots of options to choose from. If you decide to apply an excess to your policy or increase it to a higher amount at policy renewal, your health insurer will require you to pay the excess amount selected towards the cost of any treatment. It is important to…