Although the private health sector has fewer hospitals than the NHS it still plays a crucial role in providing a service to private patients and facilitating the Department of Health in promoting patient choice and reducing waiting times. There are three types of private health sector facilities which include: for profit, not for profit (registered
Winter is fast approaching and as temperatures drop, the number of viruses, colds and bugs is steadily on the rise.
Nobody wants to spend weeks tucked up in bed recovering from a nasty flu, so we’ve put together some simple advice and information to keep you healthy this winter.
During the winter, it can be extremely tempting to ditch healthy eating habits, turning to carbs and sugar for comfort.
When life throws you lemons, and you hate lemonade, it might seem rational to turn to other avenues of escapism, including the extreme highs of drugs. We’ve all seen it or experimented with a toke or two, the instant high and disconnected euphoria associated with some of the streets highest sellers are a seductive choice if you feel like you have no way out. May as well have some fun while the
Do you struggle with the never-ending cycle of dieting, only to end up back where you started? Don’t feel bad, because you’re not alone. Recent research has shown that traditional methods of dieting don’t actually work as well as all the hype would suggest. It seems that most diets these days are more centered around selling diet books than they are
When it comes to fitness, there is no magic bullet. Hard work will trump gadgets or specialized routines when you measure results. Ideally you would have an Olympic trainer creating and supervising your fitness workouts in your private gym, supplemented by visits by your personal nutritionist, who would plan meals prepared by your private chef. That is just not the
The mercury is rising, the days are longer and you’re counting down the weeks ’til you can hit the beach. Although evening BBQs and after work drinks in the sunshine might be tempting, now is not the time to skip the gym. Whether you’re training for a big event or just looking to slim down for your new bikini, staying on top of your fitness plan is essential during the next few
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is always difficult. No matter how many self-help books you read or sympathy cards you get in the mail, there will be grief. People process loss in a multitude of ways, and it manifests itself differently for every person. Some follow the five stages of grief in a textbook fashion, and others refer to their grief timeline as a
Laser eye surgery is a highly advanced procedure which can improve poor vision.
It may be more advantageous to have the treatment at certain stages of life.
Always consult an eye care professional to find out what is right for you.
There are a number of different laser eye surgery procedures, all of which use lasers to remould the cornea. As the procedure is technically advanced, the results improve
There are many routes into the healthcare profession, and while some courses require a rigid regimes of several years’ study, there are also easier and more practical courses that enable people to work within healthcare. Here are a few examples of how those people that keep you healthy get their qualifications.
Studying to be a nurse used to have several different routes, but now nurses qualify
A lot of people who are aware that their hearing has begun to deteriorate remain somewhat reluctant to ask for help about it. Whether they are simply trying to ignore the disheartening fact that they have a problem (especially for the older generation, who may take it as a sign of getting old) or they prefer to never ask anyone