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Weight management firm maintains a healthy business with Chamber Primary Health Plan 

Cambridge Weight Plan manufactures and distributes weight management products and programmes through a network of independent consultants, this includes their accreditation, training and support.

With the head office based in Corby, the global company has a workforce of 205, of which 189 have enrolled into the Chamber Primary Health Plan through Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.  The health cash plan is delivered by Westfield Health.

David Skelhorn, HR director at Cambridge Weight Plan explains how his business and employees have benefited from the Chamber Primary Health Plan.

What Chamber product do you use?  

 Chamber Primary Health Plan through Westfield Health

Why do you use Chamber Primary Health Plan?

As part of an employee benefit package

What benefits did you get out of it?

All the benefits of level 3 – reasonable cost employee health cover – dental, optical, therapy, consultation, chiropody, 24 hour counselling services, DoctorLine, Best Doctors® and personal accident cover. The cash plan provides a valuable employee benefit.

How did you find the service when you did come to use it?

Excellent – I have had no issues with refunds for the services I have used which include: eye tests – dental treatment – chiropody – consultation and osteopathy.  Westfield have refunded the payments I have made very quickly and have communicated the progress of the claims very well. I would most certainly recommend the plan to others. As well as being well organised and efficient at the administration office our area business development consultant (Adam Williams) is extremely helpful – he originally met all staff to explain the cash plan and has also picked up the communication by way of on-site presentations to new joiners. I also get regular updates on plan usage and this proves valuable information to support the continuation of this particular employee benefit.

Overall, how would you say using this service has benefited your business?

 Having health cover is something that most people cannot afford. This cash plan gives our business the opportunity to give (by way of an employee benefit) our employees some level of cover for themselves and they have the option to include a partner if they wish. To be able to reclaim the money for “standard” check-ups and therapies is one positive benefit but to have the peace of mind that you can go to see a consultant if necessary and reclaim the cost (up to approx £600) is invaluable – given that the plan also covers any diagnostic tests (MRI etc), if needed.

The Chamber Primary Health Plan can save members money on general healthcare – and it’s exclusive to Chamber members.  The plan can help recruit and retain staff and offers dental, optical and counselling services and much more.


  • Employees will have access to DoctorLine™, which provides 24/7 telephone access to a team of qualified, practising GPs, Best Doctors® – an expert second medical opinion service.
  • The Chamber Plan covers pre-existing medical conditions, except for Personal Accident Cover, and employees have the opportunity to enhance their cover by adding their partners for around £6.90 a month, and dependent children from 67p per month.

For further information, contact the Northamptonshire Chamber membership team on 01604 490490 or click here for more information.