Doctor’s Blog

What is thyroid disease?

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Thyroid disease is a common condition affecting both men and women. The thyroid is a gland that lies over the windpipe at the front of the neck. The thyroid gland produces...


Your Summer Health Guide For Festivals

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Festival season is now upon us. Although a time to enjoy great music, sunny days with friends, and make lasting memories, it’s also important that you look after your health...


Understanding Genital Herpes

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What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a very contagious sexually transmitted infection (commonly referred to as an STI). Its symptoms manifest as: Small blisters around the genitals and anus Burning, itching or...


Let’s talk about erectile dysfunction

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What is erectile dysfunction? Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and keep an erection. It is generally referred to as ‘impotence’ and it is a very common condition, especially for...


Sunshine, and sneezes, and itchy eyes – oh my!

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With the arrival of warmer weather comes the season of sneezes – or, rather the season of hay fever. An irritant to many, it can be hard to avoid the...


National Smile Month- preventing tooth decay

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It’s National Smile Month and we’re supporting the NHS campaign to improve oral health by creating happier and healthier smiles! Here’s some top tips and simple swaps to help prevent...


Let’s talk about dementia

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Dementia is one of the most distressing and, for many of us, terrifying conditions we can face. The prospect of a steady decline into memory loss as our loved ones...


It’s National Smile Month

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It’s National Smile Month and we’re supporting the NHS campaign to improve oral health by creating happier and healthier smiles! Here’s some interesting facts on the burden of tooth decay...


How to manage asthma

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Asthma is very common long-term condition caused by inflammation of the airways –, according to Asthma UK, it affects over 5 million people in the UK, including over 1 million...


How to cope with stress

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Stress is a big part of life and can interfere with everyday activities. It can have a huge impact on your long term health, not to mention your relationships with...


Do you donate blood?

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It takes over 6,000 donations a day to treat patients across England. Once donated, blood cannot be stored indefinitely, so a constant supply is necessary. Every year the NHS needs...


Having trouble sleeping?

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The UK is becoming a nation of insomniacs! Chances are you’re probably sleeping with your eyes open right this second and if so, you’re not alone. In fact, an estimated...


Patient notice: NHS prescription charge to increase from 1st April

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Get the lowdown on upcoming changes For those who pay for their NHS prescriptions in England, the cost of a single item is set to increase by 20p. From 1st April...