Doctor’s Blog

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...


How Vitamins Can Help You Improve Your Health

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The general rule for keeping healthy is that we should get the nutrients we need through a balanced diet. However, sometimes that’s not possible, and vitamin supplements are a good...


10 top tips on how to eat yourself healthy

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It’s the start of a new year, and for many of us it’s a chance to kick-start our healthy lifestyle with a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Here are...


How to beat Blue Monday

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This month brings us ‘Blue Monday’ (21st January) which is considered the most depressing day of the year. This particular date in the calendar makes it a good opportunity to...


New year, new you

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Achieve your health goals in 2019 It’s finally over. You can take off the festive jumper, emerge from beneath the self-imposed cocoon of tinsel and chocolate wrappers. That’s right, the festive...