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The effects of Brexit
What does Brexit mean for UK citizens residing in Spain? Here is a summary of the main points that you should be interested in. According to Lucía Abellán (El País), by September 2019, there were almost 366,000 Britons officially residing in Spain. This means that there is an important amount of people who are going to be affected by Brexit. Currently, Spain and Britain governments are working hard to reach a Withdrawal agreement. It would be really reassuring if the two parties were able to do this in the end. However, as Boris Johnson, backed up by British citizens’ support, is determined to accomplish Brexit by the end of January 2020, it does not seem likely. EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen warned that the Brexit transition deadline leaves very little time to reach trade agreements (whereas trade deals are a priority). This means that agreements on other points would possibly be put aside to be processed later still. The distressing outcome is “hard Brexit”. If the two parties don’t reach an agreement, British citizens will have to pay the price. However, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in his open letter (October 2019) to UK citizens residing in Spain, assures that they will be able to continue living, working, studying and accessing healthcare in Spain. The transition period will last until the end of 2020. Both Spanish and British governments’ official websites address the issue in a lot of detail. The main points to make sure you are covered: Don’t forget to register for residency (you will have until 30th of June 2021 to submit your application (book an appointment here)) Check your healthcare cover and/or register for healthcare in Spain Verify your passport validity Exchange your driving license for a Spanish one. Here, the deadline to book an appointment with the DGT is the 31st of January 2020. (you can do it in Clínica La Siesta. Call us to book an appointment today: +34 966 784 195) UK citizens will be able to drive in the UK with a non-UK driving licence and will not need an International Driving Permit. To be 100% sure about anything, we, of course, need to wait for the agreements or non-agreements to be reached. Meanwhile, you may stay up to date with everything regarding Brexit by signing up for email alerts from British government.
The Importance of Physiotherapy
Sometimes, despite treatment with medication, soreness and feeling of discomfort do not disappear. This may mean that you need to look at your issue from a different perspective: your body might need a physical boost. This is where such practices as physiotherapy and osteopathy come into play. Let us introduce to you our physiotherapist and osteopath Marta Pontiveros Carrión. Also known as “Marta Magic Fingers”, as nicknamed by some of our patients who, after putting themselves in her hands, have left more than satisfied with their sessions. Marta has 17 years of experience in the professional field; she has worked at the Ipswich Hospital in England for 5 years and at the Newmarket Hospital for 2 years. What is physiotherapy and osteopathy? Physiotherapy Also known as physical therapy, it is a discipline of health science that serves to diagnose, prevent and treat symptoms of multiple ailments, both acute and chronic. It can act through physical agents, such as electrotherapy, ultrasound, laser, heat, cold, and water. In addition, it makes use of manual techniques, such as stretching, traction and massage. Such neurological problems as Parkinson’s disease, brain damage, multiple sclerosis and others can be treated through physiotherapy. Osteopathy On the other hand, osteopathy is based on joint manipulation, soft tissue treatment, visceral and cranial treatment. It is based on theory that the body is capable of developing its own remedies against diseases. The body’s balance and ability to self-correction is restored by accepting the manual therapeutic method. Our bodies are a very intelligent system that adapts quickly to internal changes, compensating them with new “adjustments” of the positioning of the organs. These treatments are indicated to people of all ages. In the clinic we offer several physiotherapy and osteopathy services, as well as different prices, so if you are interested in receiving information or any of our treatments, do not hesitate to call and book your appointment so that we can put you in the best hands. Tel: 966 784 195 Mobile: 692 134 136
MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE – BREXIT
In terms of health, we must be clear that we should not leave everything in the hands of public health. Even less when the politicians walk witih many doubts and when the Brexit peeks through the door. There is no doubt that having a private, affordable and fast solution in hand is the most reasonable thing. In Clínica la Siesta we know the problem and analyze it from different angles, always providing the best solution. For some it will be the option of private health insurance in any of its modalities and with the coverages that it needs (health care, diagnostic tests, surgery, hospitalization, etc); for others it may simply be to implement the figure of the medical advisor (one who knows the specific situation of the patient and can direct it in the most convenient way); others simply need some procedure … The foreign public with or without residence may be the most in need of our advice as there are many doubts that are arising especially with the loss of the health card by British citizens and the obligation or not to take out private insurance of health. In this regard, we must insist that nothing is clear yet, but that there will undoubtedly be changes and the different possibilities will have to be assessed. For any question about MEDICAL HEALTH INSURANCE or about the possibility of associating with the clinic with the interesting gifts and discounts that this entails, we have launched a new customer service with which you can contact on Monday and Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 14 p.m.