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Men! Get on top of your health issues with Bridgeham

As well as offering osteopathy, Bridgeham can help ease those aches & pains that are often ignored with other services like Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy.

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Statistics show that men are far less likely than women to seek out professional advice regarding their wellbeing, but men need to take care of their health too.

Crawley’s Bridgeham Clinic can offer a range of services that are ideal for any men wanting to improve their fitness and look after their health.

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Bridgeham say, “If you’re experiencing aches and pains don’t just put it down to the ageing process, there may well be something that you can do to alleviate your problems. At Bridgeham we’ve got 25 years’ worth of experience in helping our clients go from ‘broken to brilliant’!”

If you think that osteopathy could be just what you need, you can book in for a 1-hour new patient consultation with one of Bridgeham’s amazing osteopaths. If you are unsure whether osteopathy is the answer, then why not book a free 15-minute assessment?

“Our Pilates instructors can help you with core strengthening to help avoid injuries; movement discomforts; rehabilitation following surgery and to achieve your goal of running marathons, returning to the gym safely and living life to the full,” says Bridgeham.

“We also offer Personal Training sessions for a bit of extra motivation, which can make a big difference when you’re trying to improve your fitness.”

If you do a lot of sports, then you’ve probably experienced those times when you might have pushed things a bit too hard and the muscles are feeling a bit worse for wear!

Even if you’re in the peak of fitness then it’s still well worth looking after your body, so if you feel like yours might need an overhaul then try a Bridgeham Sports Massage.

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The clinic also offer Foot Health, Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy to complement their other services.

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Henry Smith MP presents Crawley healthcare petition and hails government support for diabetics

The Crawley MP has presented a petition of local residents in the House of Commons.

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It calls on the NHS in Crawley to provide Flash Glucose Monitoring technology to people with Diabetes, and has spoken in support of Government moves to ensure this provision for Type 1 Diabetics across England (on World Diabetes Day, Wednesday 14th November).

Speaking in Central Lobby after the presentation of the petition, Henry said;

“My thanks to those Crawley residents who took the time to sign this petition and collect signatures in support of Diabetics locally being provided with Flash Glucose Monitoring technology, such as FreeStyle Libre.

“These enable Diabetics to live with their condition better by testing glucose levels without the need to continually prick their finger throughout the day with a needle, drawing blood to use a test strip to check blood sugar levels.

“The FreeStyle Libre works by having a small sensor on your body automatically measuring and continuously storing glucose readings day and night, which can be read via a sensor (the size of a £2 coin) in seconds using a pocket-sized scanner.

“Our petition calls for the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group to provide this support for Diabetics locally, whose daily lives would be enhanced by wider availability of this device.”

While Diabetes UK estimate that 6.9 per cent of adults in the town have Diabetes, Crawley CCG are among under one fifth of CCGs which have decided not to make flash glucose monitoring available.

Also coinciding with World Diabetes Day, NHS England announced action to end the current variation faced currently by Type 1 Diabetics in some parts of the country accessing FreeStyle Libre.

From April 2019, these patients will be able to receive it on prescription from their local GP or Diabetes team helping them to better manage their blood sugar levels.

Henry said;

“I welcome the Government’s action to support people with Type 1 Diabetes in Crawley and throughout England. This announcement should mean an end to the variation in availability in this technology which will improve the daily lives of people with this condition.

“Of course, I continue to call on the NHS in Crawley to ensure this comes in before April next year, and for all local residents living with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.”

Henry said in the House of Commons;

“I am here today on behalf of Crawley residents with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and all those who signed my petition calling on the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group to provide flash glucose monitoring technology, such as FreeStyle Libre, on the NHS. Diabetes UK estimates that 6.9 per cent of adults in Crawley have Diabetes—a figure slightly higher than the English national average—but less than a fifth of Clinical Commissioning Groups have opted to make flash glucose monitoring available.

“As the right hon. Member for Leicester East (Keith Vaz) has said, I very much welcome the Government stating this morning—on World Diabetes Day—that for patients with Type 1 Diabetes, they are “announcing action to end the current variation patients in some parts of the country are facing to access Freestyle Libre.”

“People in Crawley who deal with Diabetes every day and I urge Crawley CCG and NHS England to ensure provision of this technology for people living with Type 2 Diabetes as well.

“The petition states:

“The Petition of residents of Crawley,

“Declares that the unfair postcode lottery created by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for access to Flash Glucose Monitoring (FreeStyle Libre) is detrimental to the health and emotional wellbeing of people with Diabetes and those that care for people with Diabetes; further notes that technology has been proved to be cost effective for many who are on intensive insulin therapy; further that it has been made available on prescription by the NHS and there is evidence to support its positive impacts; further that half of the country have now given access, but the other half have not; further that there is no reason why CCGs across the country should not make this life changing technology available to people with Diabetes who could benefit in England.

“The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons to urge the government to take immediate action with NHS England to make Flash Glucose technology available on prescription for people with diabetes regardless of their address.

“And the petitioners remain, etc.”

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