Richmond and Wandsworth avoid lockdown despite rise in infections

Richmond and Wandsworth avoid lockdown despite rise in infections

By LDRS Reporter Sian Bayley Richmond and Wandsworth are “not currently at risk of another lockdown,” despite fears there has been an increase in the number of new coronavirus cases in South West London. On June 30 a number of national newspapers included a list of 36 local authorities where...

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Moles & Melanoma & Skin Cancer: Reducing the risks

Moles & Melanoma & Skin Cancer: Reducing the risks

In this article we cover moles, what changes to look for in moles, melanoma skin cancer and reducing your risk of developing melanoma. It is important to understand that recreational and occupational exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun increases your risk of getting melanoma, primarily in terms of...

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Bluebird Care backs campaign in support of Diabetes Week

Bluebird Care backs campaign in support of Diabetes Week

Bluebird Care Hammersmith & Fulham is supporting Diabetes Week 2020, an annual campaign raising awareness of diabetes from 8th – 14th June. Diabetes Week aims to increase the awareness and understanding about diabetes. It focuses on tackling the stigma surrounding diabetes and encourages people to talk about their experiences living with diabetes....

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London boroughs team up to buy 50 million pieces of PPE

London boroughs team up to buy 50 million pieces of PPE

By LDRS Reporter Jessie Mathewson London boroughs are teaming up to buy almost 50 million pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE), to keep social care workers safe amid the coronavirus outbreak. Care home workers should wear disposable gloves, aprons and masks to protect them from the virus and stop its...

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Isolated but not alone

Isolated but not alone

The advantages of living in a retirement village are becoming increasingly understood, as more people choose the lifestyle of retaining independence whilst having the security of knowing that help is at hand if needed. The recent outbreak of Covid-19 and ‘lockdown’ has really brought these benefits to the fore. Cinnamon...

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On the front line

On the front line

With Clinical Research Nurse, Jose Maria (‘Lloyd’) Nunag  By May Woods When Jose Maria Nunag – known as Lloyd – accepted a position as a Clinical Research Nurse this January, he was blissfully unaware that his first few months in the job would be consumed by a fight against a global...

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Approval of targeted therapies for prostate cancer ‘will ease Covid-19 pressures’

Approval of targeted therapies for prostate cancer ‘will ease Covid-19 pressures’

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) has praised the approval of targeted hormone therapies, enzalutamide and abiraterone, as first-line NHS treatments for men with advanced prostate cancer. But the ICR was also critical of NHS England for taking so long over its recommendation, and for limiting use of abiraterone only...

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COVID-19 [ SARS-CoV-2 ] : Social distancing and Shielding our most vulnerable citizens

COVID-19 [ SARS-CoV-2 ] : Social distancing and Shielding our most vulnerable citizens

STAY AT HOME – PROTECT THE NHS – SAVE LIVES Remain updated with the following two government websites www.nhs.uk and www.gov.uk to ensure that you are au fait with the latest health advice on COVID-19. COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, the WHO stated that COVID-19 was a public health...

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Staying home, staying healthy

Staying home, staying healthy

As the world shuts its doors, our nation’s windows are firmly ajar. In the UK we have endured typically horrible weather for what feels like eternity. Many of us will have bemoaned the timing of a pandemic that has forced us indoors, just as the sun has begun to shine. ...

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NHS Nightingale London discharges first patients

NHS Nightingale London discharges first patients

Staff at the NHS Nightingale hospital in London have successfully treated and discharged their first coronavirus patients. A father of one, in his fifties, Simon Chung, who is recovering from Covid-19 after expert care on a ventilator, will now be transferred for ‘step-down’ care at Northwick Park hospital in Harrow...

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