Overview of the Healthcare & Personal Care Sectors
Healthcare and Personal Care businesses helps people look after their body
and by offering treatments and procedures that will maintain optimum health, aid
relaxation and reduce stress.
When a person is feeling ill or has a specific health problem, they will usually
contact their local doctor’s surgery. Depending upon the urgency of the
situation, they may get an immediate appointment or schedule one within a week
or so. The same goes for someone who has an inflamed gum or raging toothache,
they can contact their dentist for an appointment. They may need a prescription
for a specific medication that is only available ‘over the counter’. The patient
may have been referred to a specialist or even need an operation.
Anyone new to the area or wishing to register with a local GP practice can find
the relevant information by accessing an online business directory. By searching
under Doctors, Clinics or Medical Centres or Dentists, they may be able to
source details of listings of local and national Healthcare Professionals. From
this business category, there may also be links relating to Dental Hygiene
Products, Medical Products, Medical Services, Pregnancy Specialists, Mobility
Supplies, Mental Health and Nursing and Care Services.
If a prescription is required or you wish to register to have a regular supply
home-delivered, then by looking under Chemists and Pharmacists will provide
addresses, information, opening times and reviews on quality of service etc.
As with all medicines and ointments, it is sensible to place them out of reach
or in a Medicine Cabinet which is inaccessible to children. In the UK, when an
operation is needed, the NHS is excellent, but some choose the private route
either because they have private healthcare insurance through their work or
personally, or they want the operation as soon as possible and wish to avoid a
possible lengthy wait. If this is the case, then there are lists of Physicians
and Surgeons to be found within a trade directory.
If it is a specific problem related to a sports injury and Physical Fitness,
then many patients are referred to Health Specialists such as Chiropractors.
These may determine the effect an injury or sprain is having upon a certain part
of the body and can manipulate it to ease pressure as well as provide a personal
Exercise and Fitness plan to help aid recovery.
Some people prefer the idea of Alternative Healthcare such as Acupuncture and
Acupressure (a procedure using ultra-fine needles which when placed on certain
pressure points on the body, can help to relieve pain and also stop certain
addictions such as Smoking.)
Other alternative therapies and treatments such as Reiki Services, Reflexology
Services, Homeopathy, Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy and Complementary Therapists
are all popular methods and offer a high success rate in what they claim to
relieve and banish. These can all be found on a business directory which will
generally list information about Natural Healing Products and Services.
By looking under Nutrition and Wellness, it will be possible to locate local,
national and global companies who provide a service such as Footcare
Specialists, Gyms and Health and Fitness Clubs, First Aid, Manicures and
Pedicures, Nailcare (for those who like to pamper themselves regularly and enjoy
having their nails maintained.) Likewise, companies providing Massage and
Bodywork as well as Weight Loss Products are very popular. It is always
worthwhile carefully scrutinising any ratings and reviews that may have been
posted to get an idea about customer satisfaction levels.
In this day and age, many people are keen to look and feel their best. They
relish being told they look younger than their age and may be interested in
having treatments or procedures that enhance their bodies or help them to
achieve well-being. It may be that they require a company that provides Breast
Enhancement or a Tanning Salon to top up their existing colour or to get a good
‘base-coat’ before they go on holiday.
Yoga Classes are a good way of reducing stress levels and allowing some
essential ‘me’ time for busy people and mothers who are desperate to get out of
the house and relax. It is excellent for the body and mind and helps it to work
together as one as well as easing mobility and stiff joints.
Similarly, every day healthcare professionals such as Barbers, Hairdressers and
Beauticians can also be found within a business directory as well as links
relating to their services, such as Beauty Salons, Beauty and Spa Days, Skin
Care Products, Sun Care Products, Hair Care Products, Cosmetics, Fragrances and
Bath and Shower Products.
The Beauty and Healthcare industry is a huge business and according to Forbes,
it is the industry to look out for in 2014 with regards to businesses looking to
expand within this area and creative pitches from entrepreneurs. America is the
biggest spender on healthcare products and services.