Doctor’s Blog

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...


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...