Doctor’s Blog

Family Summer Essentials

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With summer in full swing, chances are that lots of fun and adventures are on the cards for kids and adults alike. However, it’s also a good time to make...


Breathe Easy Week 2018

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Each year, Breathe Easy Week runs on the 18th – 24th June. Events are organised by support groups all across the UK. It was initially started by the British Lung...


Keeping healthy at festivals

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Festival season is now fully upon us. Although it is a time to enjoy yourself, it’s also important to look after your health and be prepared. Here are our top...


It’s National Diabetes Week!

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Image source: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/ National Diabetes Week (11th – 17th June) is a time in the calendar to raise awareness of the condition and fund the inspiring work done by Diabetes UK....


Suffering the sneeze this summer?

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Hay fever can ruin summer for many people – if you’re a sufferer, it can be hard to avoid the triggers for this allergic condition. However, there is plenty you...


Coming changes to NHS funding for over-the-counter treatments

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As of 31st May 2018, the NHS will be cutting the availability of a variety of over-the-counter treatments on prescription. This means that your GP will no longer be able...


What is dementia?

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Dementia is considered one of the most distressing conditions we can face – people are twice as afraid of losing their cognitive skills as they are about losing physical abilities....


Know your limits – enjoy drinking safely this Bank Holiday

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This weekend, as we celebrate the Spring Bank Holiday many of us will take the extra day to socialise and have a drink with friends and family. While a tipple...


Asthma 101

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


Mental health – The “invisible” illness

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Maintaining your mental health is essential for not only your physical health, but for your relationship with others as well. Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time and...


Allergies

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ABOUT ALLERGIES From peanuts to pollen and dairy to dust mites, there are lots of people concerned about an allergy in the family, particularly when it comes to children. Many people...


Dealing with stress

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


Patient notice: NHS prescription charge to increase

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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...