Living in Essex we are fortunate to have access to some great private medical facilities. Ramsey Health Care group boast both Springfield Hospital and The Oaks in Chelmsford and Colchester respectively.
These hospitals offer a number of events throughout the year and not just for people who have health insurance. There is no charge to attend and absolutely no obligation to sign up to anything.
It really is worth looking at the schedule of events on their websites as there may be an evening that could help you find out more about certain medical conditions.
Presentation on Arthritis and Osteoporosis on March 4th
If you would like to attend an informal presentation then this is for you. You will hear from 2 consultant rheumatologists covering arthritis, gout and osteoporosis . Held at The Oaks Hospital in Colchester, Essex at 18.30 you will be able to hear from the experts. There is also the opportunity to ask questions in relation to these conditions.
This is an informal evening and most importantly it is open to all.
Booking your place is easy, just follow the link below:
What is arthritis?
Arthritis is a very common condition that affects over 10 million people in the UK alone. It is medical condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint. It can affect people of any age.
There are 2 main types of arthritis; osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In the UK, Osteoarthritis is the most common type.
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them more fragile and likely to break. The condition is not ordinarily painful unless a bone is broken.
You may have also heard of osteopenia, this is the stage before osteoporosis although it does not always lead to osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is said to affect over 3 million people in the UK.
If you have a private medical insurance or hospital treatment policy in place you will more than likely be able to claim for diagnostics and treatment relating to arthritis. If you have an exclusion in place on your certificate however, this would not be covered.
Your health insurance would not cover for the routine monitoring or medication for chronic conditions such as arthritis. This would normally be dealt with via the NHS or you could choose to self-fund in a private hospital via a private GP.
The team at SMP Healthcare would be happy to help you understand the cover you have on your health insurance policy and can be contacted in the following ways:
Telephone: 01245 929129/ 0800 047 0127