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What’s stopping pharmacies doing more to reduce pressure on GPs?

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 had not had the medication before, Govind had to check with her GP practice. They insisted the woman go in.  Pharmacists were meant to be […]

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GPs voice concern at HEE proposals to get doctors in ‘through back door’

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 the programme. If successful, the new rules would allow people who were unable to pass one part out of three of their MRCGP qualification to […]

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Alcoholism in the over-50s: tips to cut back

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 mid-40s to mid-60s. More worrying still, many don’t know they have a problem until it’s too late. Lots of my patients believe that a glass […]

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NHS England publishes latest staff survey results

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 between September and December 2016 across 316 NHS organisations garnering 423,000 staff responses, an increase of 124,000 more people participating than last year.  This takes […]

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Resolutions you can keep in a few minutes

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 minutes of making them – and you could be healthier for it. A recent study showed that 63 per cent of us break a resolution […]

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NHS buckling under mismatch of demand and funding, says report

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 to hospital were rising steeply and were outstripping increases in the health service budget. Hospital admissions have increased 3.6% a year since 2003-4. A&E attendances, […]

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Wear Pink Charity Event

Our Hazlemere patients really supported our “Wear Pink”charity day when we raised £258.58 with a tombola and home made cakes etc

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What are the astonishing ways pets help us?

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 about the same. They love their pets and couldn’t imagine life without them. For some, the special role that an animal plays in their life […]

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