NHS says ‘ONE YOU’: We say ‘ONE BDHL’

The NHS has launched One You. This gives people the opportunity to make changes in their lifestyle or live a happy and healthy life. It is recognised that ‘modern life’ isn’t necessarily a ‘healthy life’.  With easy access to unhealthy food, alcohol and cigarettes combined with ‘sofa entertainment’ – televisions, mobile phones and computer games resulting in less time spent outside.

One You is all about educating and informing people in their life choices in an attempt to make the population more healthy. The NHS based website has advice on smoking, drinking, eating, moving, sleep, stress as well as a number of other topics.

Apps are available to download where you can measure blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol is explained. There are on special offers on amazon, ASDA Pharmacy, Slimming World and the BBC ‘Get Inspired’. You can also take a ‘How are you?’ quiz to self-measure how health you are in an attempt to fight back to a healthier you. The results gives you a score out of ten and then offers advice on areas of your life such as movement, eating, drinking, smoking and overall weigh.

See the link to the page: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/about-one-you#lHm0VTl5OPFoMtDg.97

Even with the One You incentive how will the NHS cope with an aging population? Global life expectancy is increasing from 68.6 years in 2015 to 76.2 years by 2050. The UK’s population demographics are changing from a ‘triangle’ shape to an inverse triangle shape which basically means that there is a smaller working population having to sustain a greater aging population.

An aging population means that people are at a greater risk of chronic diseases such as heart attacks and strokes, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and diabetes. This will directly impact on the NHS which is already under great pressure.

Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA), was reported by the Daily Mail as saying: “People are living longer, but that does not necessarily mean that they are living healthier. The increase in our ageing population presents many opportunities and also several public health challenges that we need to prepare for.” (https://www.healthinsurancedaily.com/health-insurance/product-area/group-risk/article480155.ece)

When you are unwell, people tend to see a doctor, or have to visit A&E and yet there is so much stress involved in the current process. From spending time on hold to try and book an appointment to having to wait in A&E for the minimum 4 hours, usually when you are sick or in pain, just to see a consultant. So why not enquire for an affordable PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE policy?

Private Medical Insurance (PMI), also known as Health Insurance, can help to supplement what’s available on the NHS. The benefits of having a PMI policy in place include greater flexibility and choices to manage any necessary medical treatments required by you or your family within a budget that suits.

With a team like BDHL as your broker we take out the hassle of starting up and managing your policy. We offer a professional and knowledgeable service. Our team actively monitors the healthcare marketplace to offer you a bespoke affordable package. We ensure that you pay minimum premium cost for maximum benefit. There’s only One BDHL so call us today +44(0)1892 891900 or email enquiries@bdhl.co.uk