26 September 2018
Health, Top Tips

The effects of stress on your mental and physical health

As the mental health charity Mind explains “There's no medical definition of stress, and health care professionals often disagree over whether stress is the cause of problems or the result of them.” Despite it not being medically defined, stress is widely considered to be our reaction to things and situations that make us feel under pressure or like we’re not in control. Stressful situations are often events that upset us emotionally or give us a lot to think about or do.

12 September 2018
Health, Top Tips

Common types of Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone. Work related back pain is a very common health condition in the U.K, particularly lower back pain. The Health and Safety Executive reports that between 2016-2017 there were approximately 3.2 million days lost to work related back disorders, with an average of 16.5 days lost per case.

15 August 2018
Health, Top Tips

What is Lung Disease and how does it affect the body?

Approximately one-in-five people in the UK have a history of some form of lung disease, be it asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or any other long-standing respiratory diseases. Every five minutes, someone dies from a form of lung disease, making it the third biggest killer disease in the UK. In fact, lung diseases are responsible for almost 750,000 annual hospital admissions and while heart disease fatalities have fallen by around 15% in the last decade, lung disease fatalities have remained around the same .

01 August 2018
Health, Top Tips

Your liver and you - why it's vital to maintain a healthy relationship

As the second-largest organ in your body, holding approximately 13% of your total blood supply at any one time, your liver is a genuine workhorse and should always be respected. It is required to process more than 13,000 different chemicals and oversee more than 2,000 internal enzyme systems. In short, it’s your body’s very own 24/7 chemical processing plant.

28 June 2018
Health, Top Tips

Heart rate and blood pressure explained

Your heart rate and blood pressure are things that will be measured and recorded during most check-ups with your GP. They do this to check for any abnormalities which could mean that something isn’t quite right with your heart or circulatory system. Here we will go over what these two measurements can mean for your overall health, plus include some helpful links to more information, so you can learn more.

21 March 2018
Healthy Living, Health

The Importance of Stretching

At CS Healthcare, we’ve been providing private health insurance for over 85 years, covering those who work in the civil service and not-for-profit organisations. CS Healthcare is a proud CSRF partner and sponsor of Nathan McLellan’s London Marathon attempt. Nathan is extremely passionate about the CSRF cause and when you couple that with his preparation in the lead up to the big event, there’s no stopping him! To help Nathan and others stay in tip top shape, CS Healthcare have some important tips on stretching, a component often overlooked by many when exercising, but hugely important to avoid injury.

25 January 2018
Health

The best foods to eat for maintaining a healthy digestive system

According to Dr Anton Emmanual, Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London, 40% of people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time. So, what can we do to aid digestion and keep our stomach feeling happy and healthy? A good place to start is taking a look at the foods you eat. Some can be more helpful than others.

21 December 2017
Info, Health

Tackling loneliness as we retire and get older

Today’s blog is brought to you by The Civil Service Retirement Fellowship and is the second in a 2-part blog takeover by fellow Civil Service Organisations.The CSRF is a charity dedicated to helping retired civil servants, widows/widowers, partners and dependants enjoy a more fulfilling retirement. They run a range of services including befriending schemes and community groups.

28 November 2017
Info, Health

8 Tips for keeping your liver healthy

The liver plays an important role in keeping the body healthy by completing hundreds of complex functions such as fighting infections and illness, removing toxins from the body, controlling cholesterol levels, producing proteins that help blood to clot and releasing bile.

15 November 2017
Info, Health

World COPD Day

15th November 2017 is World COPD Day. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a group of lung conditions that cause difficulty breathing. It is estimated that there are currently 1.2 million people in the UK with COPD, making it the second most common lung disease in the UK after asthma.

GP24 Advice Line

At CS Healthcare, we are always looking at ways to improve the products and services we offer to our members. We understand that accessing GP services quickly and at a time convenient for you can be challenging. This is why we are pleased to announce we are improving the advice line service that is available to all our members.

Open Eligibility

CS Healthcare is pleased to announce an exciting change to its eligibility criteria.

Historically, all new members were considered eligible to join CS Healthcare based on their chosen profession. You had to work in the public sector or be a civil servant to become a member. As of August 2019, this eligibility criteria no longer applies. Now everyone can experience award-winning customer service.

Jargon Buster

CS Healthcare has been providing private healthcare for 90 years and during that time, we’ve discovered there are some medical phrases and terms that cause confusion. Our Jargon Buster is designed to simplify any complicated terms that you may not be familiar with. Make sure you refer back to it any time you're feeling unsure about a word or meaning as you are browsing the site.

Confused? Take a look at our Jargon Buster

Our Jargon Buster is designed to simplify any complicated terms that you may not be familiar with. Make sure you refer back to it any time you're feeling unsure about a word or meaning as you're browsing the site.