Doctor’s Blog

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...


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...