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Is NOW the time to use your PMI and really help the NHS?

Is NOW the time to use your PMI and really help the NHS?

Private medical insurance (PMI) can really come in to its own at this time when the NHS is under extreme pressure of unprecedented levels. The whole NHS system is doing an outstanding job of coping with an unknown demand and those of us who are fortunate enough to have access to PMI should now look at the help available for non-coronavirus medical conditions.

Is your health insurance offering you a guided option?

Is your health insurance offering you a guided option?

Over recent years most of the health insurance providers in the UK have introduced treatment pathways for musculoskeletal conditions. These have worked well, allowing the insured member to call the insurance company directly for any claims relating to aches and pains affecting the joints, bones and muscles. This saves time in waiting for a GP appointment and can get you treated far quicker.

Company dental insurance options in the UK

Company dental insurance options in the UK

There are many options available for businesses who want to buy company dental insurance.  Different cover levels from different providers enable you to really choose what cover you would like. The higher the cover level, the higher the cost of your premium. Most providers allow you the choice of paying annually or monthly. Let’s look at the Bupa Dental Plan Company dental insurance options from Bupa offer a great variety of plans available for businesses to choose from. The Bupa Dental Plan offers core, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3 or Level 4 Bupa Dental Choice offers Classic, Premier, Platinum…

World Glaucoma week, 8th -14th March 2020

World Glaucoma week, 8th -14th March 2020

Every year The World Glaucoma Week takes on a common theme and adapts it to local communities. This creates and effective awareness project relevant to the general population. There are many issues that need to be addressed to try and eliminate glaucoma blindness. The earlier the diagnosis in patients the better. The earlier glaucoma is discovered and treated, it is less likely that a person will become blind. World Glaucoma Week aims to alert members of the wider community of the need to have eye checks at regular intervals. Regular eye checks would ensure earlier detection of glaucoma and heighten…

Active Essex; Making a real difference

Active Essex; Making a real difference

Adults should aim to take part in some form of activity or exercise on a daily basis. Active Essex are a publicly funded organisation hosted by Essex County Council. Their aim is to make sport and physical activity accessible to all Essex residents. The website is full of helpful information and Active Essex is just one of 43 Active networks across the UK. Accessible information is available in relation to the following areas: Jobs and Opportunities Training and Courses Children and Young People Development of Clubs, volunteers and coaches How to get people active in the workplace News relating to…

Let’s March it out for prostate cancer

Let’s March it out for prostate cancer

Many men don’t seek help quickly enough because generally men don’t like going to the doctors and because they are often embarrassed.So, let’s break the taboo surrounding prostate cancer and talk about what is beginning to become a common condition.