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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Healthy Eating: An Easy Guide To Portion Control

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. Apart from the 80g portion of fruit and vegetables we should eat a day, there are no official UK guidelines on portion sizes. With this […]

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Don’t go to GP with runny nose, councils urge the sick

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 for minor ailments, such as runny noses, back pain and colic in children. The Local Government Association, representing councils in England and Wales, is asking […]

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