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Self-care article


 “Self-care is all about you. It includes knowing about your health and taking simple lifestyle steps to being healthier, including eating healthily, taking regular exercise and dealing with common conditions as well as managing long term conditions effectively. 


Self-care is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries. A large range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest. 


What is self-care? 


Self-care means looking after yourself in a healthy way, whether it’s eating healthily, taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise. 


How can I self-care? 


Self-care includes the actions you take every day in order to stay fit and maintain good physical and mental health, meet your social and emotional needs, prevent and treat illness, and care more effectively for minor ailments. 


Can anyone help me to self-care? 


Your pharmacist can help you to stock up your medicine cabinet with remedies for minor ailments and illnesses. Some useful additions to your home first-aid kit include:


Painkillers for adults and children


Medicines to help with all kinds of tummy upsets


Tweezers and sharp scissors to remove splinters or cut bandages


A thermometer to check for fever


Antiseptic cream


Antiseptic wipes


A range of bandages, plasters, and dressings for minor cuts, sprains and bruises 


Why should I self-care? 


Keeping yourself fit and healthy can help protect you from illnesses like colds, flu and infections. Making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking or losing weight can also decrease your chances of getting a serious illness like cancer or heart disease. By caring for yourself, you’re helping to make sure NHS services are available for those that really need them. 


What if I don’t know if I can self-care? 


Advice is available free 24/7 on 111 and your pharmacist can also provide support and guidance.

Private Work

Some medical examinations and certificates provided by the doctor are not covered by the National Health Service and a BMA recommended fee will be charged for this private work.

Examples include:

  • Private health insurance claims
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Some travel vaccinations
  • Private certificates etc. 
 

Private Fees

Certificates/Letters (no examination) 
Private Sick Note£30.00
Vaccination Certificate£12.00
To whom it may concern£30.00
Report for employerfrom £67.00
Private Prescription£20.00
Health insurance claim form (Bupa/PPP)£30.00
Access to medical records£10.00
Medical Examinations 
Pre-employment medical£130.00
HGV, PSV, taxi driver examination£130.00
Elderly driver fitness examination£130.00
Racing driver, etc. fitness certificate£130.00

Private patient per hour £180, 20 minutes (£60)
this relates to patients from abroad that are staying with a registered patient)

 
Immunisations 

Hep B - Course of 3 injections

Hep B immunity blood test

£165.00

£49.00

Hep A£59.00
Yellow Fever  £62.00
Rabies - Course of 3 injections£180.00
Jap B Encephalitis – Course of 2 injections£178.00
Cholera – Full oral course £60.00
Men ACWY£70.00
Tick Encephalitis (per dose)£65.00
 

Milton Keynes Travel Clinic

We run a private travel clinic situated within the Medical Centre which is available to anybody travelling (you do not have to be registered at Newport Pagnell Medical Centre to be eligible). Please visit www.masta.org for information or ring 0330 100 4268 to make an appointment.


Hepatitis B for those at occupational risk in the workplace

We can offer Hepatitis B vaccinations to anyone at occupational risk.

The cost for a course of 3 injections and a blood test is £214.00 and the schedule is as follows:

  • First immunisation
  • Second immunisation one month later
  • Third immunisation 2 months later
  • Blood test 1-2 months later

To book an appointment, please ring 0330 100 4268 or go online to www.masta-travel-health.com 

 

 Non travel vaccinations                                                                       Price per dose              
Shingles        £200
Meningitis B£130
Chickenpox£65
Measles, Mumps and Rubella£40
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)£180
Pneumonia£85

 

                                                                                                                                     

 

Private Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Private Cognitive Behavioural Therapy provided by experienced CBT Therapists (BABCP accredited) . Available weekends and evenings. Call 07877 963 205 for more information or click the link below

www.betterthanok.co.uk

 

 

 
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