Doctor’s Blog

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...


Top tips to manage your eczema

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Eczema, more common than you think If you suffer with eczema, you’re far from alone. An estimated six million Brits have the skin condition, and according to the NHS the number...


Bloating – could it be serious?

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We all know that feeling – a painful, stretched, bloated stomach, which might be accompanied by excess gas, constipation, diarrhoea or cramps. However, for some people, bloating is more than...


5 New Approaches To Sustainable Healthy Eating

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It’s the time of year where many healthy eating resolutions have been dropped by the wayside as old habits return. Although it’s easy to have fallen off the wagon, it...


Rare disease day, everything you need to know

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Around the world, 28th February is Rare Disease day and it’s an opportunity to help raise awareness about the impact they can have on individuals and families. Rare diseases affect...


Antibiotics – are they right for you?

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As many people are still battling winter coughs and colds, GPs will often receive many requests for antibiotics from patients to treat their illness. While that might be what many...


Is anxiety affecting you?

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Anxiety is common – every one of us has felt anxious at some point in our lives, but for some people anxiety can be difficult to control and can really...


Share love and affection, not infection

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Technology has transformed the way that people, particularly young people, learn about and participate in sexual relationships and it poses new challenges that healthcare professionals face in encouraging a healthy...