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Most of us go to bed hoping that we are well, pretending we are well, burying deep any concerning thoughts or ignoring them completely. Indeed, fewer and fewer of us are genuinely feeling very healthy, content and happy in ourselves.
The last two years have been tough for all. And the end is still not in sight. With sharply rising living costs, a stretched national healthcare system, a healthcare staffing crisis and an actively debated food crisis potentially on our doorstep, there are still many worrying factors to deal with.
The retirement age is rising fast, but not as fast as our healthy life expectancy. Now more than ever, therefore, is the time has come to focus on ourselves, on our wellness and to seek answers to any health concerns in good time.
So, what does the future healthcare holds for Scotland?
For decades people have relied heavily on the NHS, with some occasionally visiting a private hospital, visits supported by an insurer or self-funded. Good health and wellness takes planning, takes time, and takes motivation. It requires awareness. And monies.
Personal health budgets are available on the NHS, but should you factor a self-funded one when planning for your future?
ROC Clinic is a private health clinic in Aberdeen, established in 2014. ROC cares about the health of people in Scotland. Advocates of personalised healthcare, the Aberdeenshire clinic delivers its model on several key elements:
Integrated healthcare models: the way forward?
ROC Clinic strives to provide individuals and businesses with total healthcare solutions in Aberdeenshire, and the whole of Scotland.
Whilst the traditional model of seeing, investigating, and treating shall continue to be at the heart of the care ROC provides, the clinic looks ahead at integrated healthcare models that will lead the way in promoting wellness, good mental health and will enable early prevention and treatments.
Dr Cristina Romete, CEO of ROC Clinic in Aberdeen, says: “We believe integrative medicine, combining conventional, lifestyle, preventative, functional and alternative medicine is where the future of medicine lies.
“Within this model, we see a role for personalised medicine based on wearable tracking devices and at home diagnostics.
“Recognising that the last decade has seen a double digit rise in people seeking self-funded private healthcare, ROC Clinic is continuously exploring and creating price sensitive packages to suit all budgets. Please ask about our health packages when seeking an appointment. We believe in being thorough and keeping your visits to a minimum.
“We would like to hear from you, hear your ideas on how ROC Clinic can support you and your community. We would like to hear what is important for you when seeing a private doctor or attending a private clinic. We would like to hear from like-minded clinicians and therapists who believe in integrated care and excellence.”