In this section you will find information about the support services on help you look after your physical wellbeing.
Your body is like a car. No matter how well you think it might be running it still needs checking over once in a while! All staff can have a yearly Health MOT.
After the health check, you’ll get instant information about the best way to protect yourself from developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.
The check includes blood tests for diabetes (fasting glucose blood test) and cholesterol, both of which require a ten hour fasting for blood test. You will also have a follow-up appointment with a member of our team to check your blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), height, weight and discuss your family history.
For more information and to book an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01708 503 771 (leave a message out of hours.)
These services are currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are hoping to restart the service in the middle of April 2021.
People generally use complementary therapies to boost their physical or emotional health. They offer a different approach to conventional or mainstream medicine but are often used alongside or as well as conventional therapies to improve your health and wellbeing. At our Trust, we are lucky to be able to provide a range of complementary therapies.
For more information, prices or to book an appointment, email email@example.com or call 01708 503 771 (leave a message out of hours.)
Sports massage: Lewis Newham (Physiotherapist) can help treat minor and chronic musculoskeletal conditions with a deep form of soft tissue massage called sports and remedial massage therapy. You may have an injury or just want to relieve stress and feel relaxed. Treatments range between £20 to £28 which include a 20% NHS discount.
- Massage and reflexology: Julie Downes can untangle knots and ease out tension deep within your muscles with a traditional Swedish massage or reflexology. Reflexology is a pressure point massage of the soles of the feet and can help you to relax. This treatment can also help with a range of issues and conditions, which Julie can talk through wit you. Treatments cost between £20- and £35 which includes a 20 per cent NHS discount.
- Chiropody: to book an appointment with a fully-qualified chiropodist with 16 years’ experience, call Becky on 07949 220 113. Treatments include general chiropody, ingrown toenails, corns/soft corns, calluses, cracked heels, hard skin, fungal infections and long nails. Treatments cost from £25.
- Wellbeing with Louise: Louise’s services include manicures and pedicures to make you feel pampered, massages to take away aches, pains and tension, and treatments to support your emotional wellbeing. For more information, call 07793 673 528 or visit www.wellbeingwithlouise.co.uk.
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture can help people with a wide range of health conditions. A 45-minute session can help manage body pain and costs £18 which is an NHS discount rate. To book an appointment, call Hong on 07853 303 497.
To contact Occupational Health, call 01708 435 177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Physiotherapy: Prevent absence or get back to work after illness or injury quickly with our in-house physiotherapist. Specialising in musculoskeletal and neurological problems, our physiotherapists are available at both King George and Queen’s hospitals for assessment, treatment and advice. Email email@example.com for more information.
- Skin health: Looking after your hands has never been so important. Please make sure you wash your hands thoroughly, following the correct techniques advised by the Infection Prevention and Control team and that you dry your hands entirely. There should be hand moisturiser next to all wash stations in clinical areas; if not, speak to your manager. If your skin is dry and cracked or you have other concerns and would like some advice surrounding your hand care please contact Occupational Health on ext. 2179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Eye care: If you use visual display units (VDU) or display screen equipment – such as computer screens – we have a duty to follow the Health and Safety Executive regulations to help you look after your eyes. Did you know you can get a VDU eye voucher for Vision Express for a full eye test and retinal scan? Plus, if you need lenses for VDU following your appointment, the same voucher will get you a free pair of glasses from their £39 VDU range or £45 off their other ranges.
The Cycle to Work Scheme is a Government backed initiative that enables you to obtain a bike and/or cycling accessories to use for riding to work whilst making tax and National Insurance savings from your Gross pay. The total value cannot exceed £1000 over 12 months. You can choose your perfect combination of bike and accessories and then rent the equipment through salary sacrifice from BHRUT.
Support from other organisations
- Better Health can support you with getting active, quitting smoking, and losing weight: https://www.nhs.uk/better-health/
- Sleepstation Guide to better sleep for Key Workers: https://www.sleepstation.org.uk/key-workers/. If you are worried about your sleep, Sleepstation can provide personalised support. NHS staff can register for free access at: https://app.sleepstation.org.uk/key_workers_signup
- Public Health England’s ONE YOU Active 10 app can help you get there. The app is a great way to gradually increase your levels of brisk walking, helps you set goals, track your progress and see your achievements.
- NHS-fitness-studio has exercise videos for all tastes and abilities including aerobics, pilates, yoga and strength/resistance workouts for your abs, legs, bums and tums. For those wanting something a little more structured there’s even a 12-week-fitness-plan to get your started.
- Yoga and Mindfulness App: https://www.england.nhs.uk/supporting-our-nhs-people/support-now/wellbeing-apps/movement-for-modern-life/
- Support for substance abuse: https://www.england.nhs.uk/supporting-our-nhs-people/wellbeing-support-options/support-offers/substance-misuse-and-gambling-support/
- BBC Tips on creating a comfortable workspace https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200508-how-to-work-from-home-comfortably-ergonomic-tips-covid-19.