Please read our notice and how it may impact our services. Patient notice re Dragon Cottage closure
When a woman recently walked into Thorrun Govind’s high-street pharmacy in Bolton seeking help for a common infection, Govind quickly knew what to prescribe. But because the woman said she … [continue] What’s stopping pharmacies doing more to reduce pressure on GPs?
More proposals have been raised to boost the general practice workforce this week, with Health Education England (HEE) announcing plans that could enable doctors who did not successfully complete their GP training to re-enter … [continue] GPs voice concern at HEE proposals to get doctors in ‘through back door’
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Many of us can’t imagine a good night out (or in) without a glass or two of wine. Worryingly, the fastest growing group of ‘hazardous’ drinkers is women in their … [continue] Alcoholism in the over-50s: tips to cut back
Doctor Doctor click here The Untold Can Duncan and Sian, a doctor husband and wife team, save their surgery from closure? Duncan and Sian Shaw are both GPs. They live in … [continue] Can Duncan and Sian, a doctor husband and wife team, save their surgery from closure?
The 2016 NHS Staff Survey is published today showing another year of improvements, with NHS staff engagement scores at their highest level in five years. The survey was carried out … [continue] NHS England publishes latest staff survey results
Do you make New Year’s resolutions you never keep? It could be because you expect to make it last a year. However there are some resolutions you could complete within … [continue] Resolutions you can keep in a few minutes
The NHS in England is buckling under a mismatch between soaring demand for care and levels of funding, a thinktank has warned. The King’s Fund said the number of admissions … [continue] NHS buckling under mismatch of demand and funding, says report
Our Hazlemere patients really supported our “Wear Pink”charity day when we raised £258.58 with a tombola and home made cakes etc
I read something once that said: “Pets leave paw prints on your heart.” Ask any loving pet owner how they feel about their treasured animal and the responses all sound … [continue] What are the astonishing ways pets help us?
Most of us don’t know what an appropriate portion should look like and, following today’s article in the BBC, we’re under-reporting the amount of calories we eat by almost one-third. … [continue] Healthy Eating: An Easy Guide To Portion Control
Millions of visits to the doctor for coughs and colds are unnecessary and the sick should be helped to treat themselves, councils say. They say one in five appointments is … [continue] Don’t go to GP with runny nose, councils urge the sick
Can you tell if you have had too much to drink? Do you count alcohol units, or try walking in a straight line? Turns out we base our judgment on … [continue] Can you tell how drunk you are?
So my 16-year-old daughter needed a topic for a 5000-word essay at school. A topic which would be a question, researched and debated in the course of an essay, with … [continue] Is the NHS financially sustainable?
Every year hundreds of thousands of consumers buy scam miracle cures for conditions such as weight loss, baldness and impotence. Many of these products are advertised online or via spam emails. They … [continue] Avoid medicines scams
Doctors in England and Wales should offer overweight patients “green space” prescriptions to get them exercising outdoors, says the Local Government Association. The prescriptions could provide free visits to national … [continue] Doctors urged to offer ‘exercise outdoors’ prescriptions
Why is it so much harder to lose weight than to regain it? The findings of recent research, published in the journal Obesity, suggest that our bodies actually resist weight loss. … [continue] Why is it so hard to keep weight off?
Summer may still be in full swing, but already the NHS has its sights firmly set on winter. The past two winters have been the worst for more than a … [continue] Why the NHS has the winter blues in summer
As the population ages and healthcare demand grows, it seems only reasonable that the burden of care be shared. As diagnostic technology and treatment improve we see an exponential increase … [continue] Expert patients: the future of healthcare in your hands
A late menopause increases a woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study suggests. US researchers looked at 124,000 women, and found a higher risk for those undergoing the … [continue] Later menopause ‘may increase diabetes risk’
Patients in England who have not been to see their GP for five years face being deregistered as the NHS prepares to get tough on “ghost patients”. NHS England said … [continue] NHS targets ‘ghost’ patients who don’t go to the GP
6th July 2016 The Department of Health in England is scrapping its controversial data-sharing project – known as Care.data. The programme, which was due to launch in 2014, faced widespread … [continue] NHS data-sharing project scrapped
The average GP appointment lasts 10 minutes. 10 minutes. Yes, 10 minutes! Lots of people are aware of this fact; but have you ever actually stopped to think how long … [continue] 11 tips to get the most out of your GP appointment
Under 25 years ago, 58,000 Britons took statins – now it’s 7 million. With so many people having a vested interest in them, it’s hardly surprising the media is always … [continue] Statins: why you shouldn’t stop taking them if they’re prescribed
Dear (Super Cool) Mom, You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but my son, Timothy, sometimes sits beside your son at school. Timothy has severe autism spectrum disorder. … [continue] The First Time My Son With Autism Got a Birthday Invite I Didn’t Have to Decline
Jennifer Kiss-Engele is turning a heartbreaking moment of exclusion into a chance for education and advocacy. When her son, who has Down syndrome, was the only child in his 22-person … [continue] Mom of Boy With Down Syndrome Writes Note to Parent Who Didn’t Invite Him to a Party
The growing crisis in workforce morale is a greater risk to the NHS than the financial problems it is grappling with, a leading health expert says. Nigel Edwards, chief executive … [continue] NHS staff crisis ‘worse than cash woes’
One in five people with motor neurone disease (MND) waits more than a year to see a brain specialist for help with diagnosis, a snapshot survey suggests. The MND Association … [continue] Motor neurone disease patients ‘face delays in seeing specialists’