When Counselling and Psychotherapy can help

When Counselling and Psychotherapy can help

There are a number of reasons that people seek counselling and psychotherapy. They could be experiencing any number or combination of difficult and distressing events in their lives such as: Bereavement • divorce • health issues • employment concerns • debt issues Sometimes there is no specific one “reason” but the person may just be suffering with underlying feelings of anxiety or dissatisfaction with life. Some clients feel isolated and have no one else to talk to, but even people with supportive family and friends can find it difficult to talk to them about feeling anxious or depressed. Or they…

5 advantages of using a private medical insurance broker when buying a policy

5 advantages of using a private medical insurance broker when buying a policy

A private medical insurance broker, like SMP Healthcare Ltd, are highly experienced professionals who know the private medical insurance market inside out and can help you find a private medical insurance policy to suit your personal needs and budget, whether you are looking at switching providers or setting up a new policy and here are at least five advantages of using a private medical insurance broker. Time – Getting quotes for private medical insurance can be extremely time consuming as every time you contact an insurer directly for a quote they will require a lot of personal details from you…

Do you know about PHC?

Do you know about PHC?

When it comes to buying private medical insurance, most people in the UK have heard about AXA PPP, AVIVA and BUPA but what about some of the smaller providers such as PHC. PHC are a specialist provider of medical insurance plans and have been providing health plans for individuals, families and businesses for over 20 years. It is very possible that you have not heard of PHC as they do not sell their policies in direct markets but instead they work with specialist health insurance intermediaries. PHC are part of the AXA group of companies and their private medical insurance…

What is “In-patients” and “Day-patients” cover on your Private Medical Insurance?

What is “In-patients” and “Day-patients” cover on your Private Medical Insurance?

Most Private Medical Insurance policies feature a “Core” cover which includes many health care benefits, including the In-patient and Day-patient treatment. From there you can personalise your Private Medical Insurance policy by choosing from a number of modular benefits. What is an In-patient? The term In-patient is generally used by Private Medical Insurers when referring to a policyholder that requires admission into hospital for treatment of a condition where they will occupy a bed overnight, or longer following a procedure. What is a Day-patient? The term Day-patient is generally used by Private Medical Insurers when referring to a policyholder who…

Simplyhealth Cash Plans

Simplyhealth Cash Plans

Simplyhealth have been helping people for over 140 years with their health and now have nearly 3.5 million customers. The roots of Simplyhealth are in the hospital funds set up in the Victorian era to assist working people save for their medical care. With no shareholders, the profits go straight back into supporting their customers and healthcare charities. Simplyhealth are certainly one of the UK’s largest cash plan providers and their health cash plans help you claim cash back for everyday healthcare appointments to the dentist, optician, physiotherapist, chiropractor and many more. They pay 16,000 cash and dental plan claims…

Salt: The Facts

Salt: The Facts

Salt is an essential part of our diet but eating too much may put us at increased risk of developing high blood pressure, which can then be the cause of more serious conditions such as coronary heart disease. How much salt do we need? It is recommended that adults should not be eating more than 6g of salt (about one teaspoon) a day. The recommended salt intake for children varies from 2g to 6g depending on their age. For example, a child aged between 1-3 years should have a maximum of 2g of salt per day, whereas a child aged…

About Parkinson’s disease

About Parkinson’s disease

About Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition and in affects about one in 500 people which equivalents to approximately 127,000 people within the UK alone. It is not easy to diagnose Parkinson’s and it is important that the diagnosis is made by a specialist. Although most people who get Parkinson’s tend to be over 50, it is also possible that younger people can get it too. People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of a chemical called dopamine because some nerve cells in their brain have died. Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower so it…

Raynaud’s Awareness Month

Raynaud’s Awareness Month

This February is Raynaud’s Awareness month and SRUK (Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK) are asking people to unite together to increase awareness and understanding of Raynaud’s. What is Raynaud’s? Raynaud’s is a syndrome where generally the fingers and toes over respond to cold or stress, causing these areas of the body to sometimes change colour, but not always, from white, to blue, to red. When this occurs it can be very uncomfortable and a possible painful process, making the easiest of daily tasks very difficult. SRUK, the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with Scleroderma and Raynaud’s…