Doctor’s Blog

The annual increase in STDs around Valentine’s Day: Stay Safe in 2018

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As decidedly unromantic as this may seem, Pharmacy2U’s online doctors diagnose and treat more STDs than any other time of the year. We hope that sharing some statistics will remind...


Smiling in the Face of Blue Monday in 2018

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Media uproar may have already notified you that today is the day that you ought to be feeling terribly miserable. It’s the third Monday of January after all. “Blue Monday”...


More Respect and Understanding Needed to Tackle Obesity

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“Eat less, exercise more” advice doesn’t seem to be people with obesity. As well as over-simplifying the complex causes of this health condition, it could be failing to take into...


Our annual NHS survey

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The NHS ask all UK pharmacies to request feedback from patients on the service they have received every year. The information collected provides great insight into our patient experiences, service...


Movember – Men, Moustaches, and Cancer Awareness

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Guest Post from Live Better With Cancer Looking around, it seems like November is the month of moustaches and furry faces. The men we know and love are suddenly appearing with...


4 Things your Friend with Diabetes is Sick of Hearing and Why

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Did you get that from eating too many sweets? As confirmed by Diabetes UK, no amount of sugar has or will ever cause Type 1 Diabetes; this is the result of...


3 Pragmatic Stress Reduction Techniques for Busy People

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For those who have already tried taking a deep breath/ camomile tea/ standing on their head. 1. Rethink your To-Do List Feeling overstretched is a surefire stress trigger. If your tasklist...


A NATION OF ‘SILVER SURFERS’

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There is a common misconception that technology is for young people, and the older demographic are a little out of touch with today’s ‘Amazon generation’. But our data tells a different...


How Far Do People Travel to Collect Their Prescriptions?

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Have you ever had to wait days before you have the time to go and pick up a prescription? This isn’t as unusual as you might think – our busy...


Which Medical Symptoms Are the Most Googled in the UK?

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We’ve all been guilty of turning to Google with our symptoms when we’re feeling under the weather. A bit of a cough, a high temperature, insomnia – Doctor Google can...


Official advice for patients using online doctor services

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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published a guide to help patients access reputable and regulated online doctor services, such as the Pharmacy2U Online Doctor service. The CQC says...


What you need to know about Vitamin D

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A report in the British Medical Journal suggests that vitamin D could protect against acute respiratory tract infections. Vitamin D also has other benefits. But are people getting enough? Recent changes...


The real benefits of giving up alcohol for Dry January

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Did you get to the end of Dry January without drinking a drop of alcohol? Well done. And if not, don’t worry. There’s always next year. In fact, why wait? Giving...