What a week. In my world indirectly dealing with peoples health can be a little ‘dark’.
“… it’s only selling insurance!” some may cry. Yes, but private medical insurance does mean from time to time it gets emotive. Clients and their families will turn to me to ask for advice on what to do when a medical issue arises.
This morning on the way to work I noticed a big yellow helicopter approaching my position. It’s normally a free flowing road. I realised that when the helicopter landed in a nearby field and three kitted up paramedics jumped out there had been an accident. Traffic was still slowly moving and eventually I had to pass the poor chap who had been knocked off his motorbike. It wasn’t pretty. However, I couldn’t help but be amazed at the response of the NHS. Hopefully all will be well at the end of the day.
Earlier this week I had the following email from a client:
“Regarding *******, the long awaited appointment letter from the hospital never arrived, so she missed her slot which was last Friday…so after some calls to the doctor’s surgery and the insurer yesterday we have managed to get an appointment at Nuffield tonight…otherwise it would have been another 2 weeks!
This poor chap’s wife is having investigations for cancer. She had already waited some time having gone down the NHS route first. Having called the private medical insurer they got an appointment within 24 hours to see a specialist. This is why I do it.
We could all assume that we will never require hospital treatment until we are ‘older’. I’d safely bet that if I was hit by a bus tomorrow I’d get quick emergency care. But any other scenario I couldn’t be so sure on.
We need our NHS and I hope it improves for all medical needs, but private medical cover can play a huge part too. It’s much cheaper to set it up as a business and you would be helping yourselves, your families, your staff and the NHS. Let us at MME make it the correct policy for you and affordable.
…and stay safe!