Notes to editor
Bupa research carried out with OnePoll surveying 1,000 working Londoners (August 2015) about their experience of booking and attending health appointments during their working day and normal work hours.
About Bupa’s investment in everyday health services:
The £3 million Health and Dental Centre in Canary Wharf, Crossrail Place is the latest in Bupa UK’s investment programme into providing health services that meet customers’ modern lifestyles and demands for high quality, affordable and convenient healthcare. Since the start of the year Bupa has invested £11.5 million expanding its health and dental centres across the UK.
About Bupa’s Health and Dental Centre in Canary Wharf, Crossrail Place:
The centre is open from Monday – Friday from 7am until 8pm, and Saturday from 7am – 4pm.
Services at the centre include:
Muscle, bone and joint treatment
The musculoskeletal team offers consultations, diagnosis and treatment for muscle, bone and joint conditions including injuries, arthritis and back or knee pain. Treatments include physiotherapy, osteopathy, podiatry, running checks, cycling checks and knee and back pain management.
Physiotherapy and run checks
Bupa’s physiotherapists typically provide treatments such as mobilisation, manual therapy, massage and acupuncture. With run checks, the physiotherapist investigates the patient’s flexibility, strength and core stability on a treadmill and devise an individual program to condition the patient’s body for running, whether they are taking their first steps as a runner or aiming for a new personal best. The physiotherapy team also runs a Pilates course to help customers improve their core stability following an injury or just for health and fitness.
Podiatry techniques can be effective in treating common injuries such as heel pain and plantar fasciitis, toe deformities and pain on movement.
The centre provides a wide range of dental care from check-ups to crowns, to cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and orthodontics, including fixed and discreet braces. Bupa dentists use some of the latest techniques and dental equipment, including digital X-rays that enable the dentist to diagnose problems immediately and intra-oral cameras that can help to improve patients’ understanding of any dental problems they may have.
Bupa’s range of health assessments can help patients understand their health and identify any future health risks. As well as a range of clinical tests, each health assessment includes time to speak to doctor about any health concerns, and practical advice on the test results, offering ways to become healthier and fitter.
Private GP appointments
Private GP appointments are available at the centre, and appointments will often be the same or next day. The central location and choice of appointment times make visiting the GP as convenient as possible for Reading workers and local residents.
The centre also has experts on hand to advise on other Bupa products available, such as dental plans, travel insurance, and health insurance.
Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.
With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.
We have 15.5 million health insurance customers, provide healthcare to around 14.5 million people in our clinics and hospitals, and look after over 23,300 aged care residents.
We employ over 78,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the USA, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland, and many more through our associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.
Health insurance is around 70% of our business. In a number of countries, we also run clinics, dental centres, hospitals and care homes and villages.
For more information, visit www.bupa.com
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