GP Practices and Community Pharmacies will remain open for the Bank Holiday weekend

GP Practices and Community Pharmacies will remain open for the Bank Holiday weekend

GP services and community pharmacies in London remain open this bank holiday weekend so people can continue to access vital NHS services. While the public is being urged to follow government advice to stay home, NHS services will be operating as normal. For those who need to see their GP, local...

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COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) National Emergency, a call for our NHS saviours.

COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) National Emergency, a call for our NHS saviours.

“Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them” Rabindranath Tagore, Indian Poet and Nobel Laureate 1861-1941 COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, stay updated by the following two government websites www.nhs.uk and www.gov.uk  to ensure that you are au fait with the...

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New diagnosis could detect condition that may lead to oesohpagael cancer

New diagnosis could detect condition that may lead to oesohpagael cancer

People suffering with a condition called Barrett’s oesophagus have a higher risk of oesophageal cancer. They are offered a regular monitoring to check for signs of cancer. Barrett’s oesophagus happens when cells in the ‘food pipe’ change as a result of being exposed to digestive acids. These cell changes, known...

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More than a quarter of Parkinson’s sufferers initially misdiagnosed

More than a quarter of Parkinson’s sufferers initially misdiagnosed

More than one in four people living with Parkinson’s were initially misdiagnosed, new research has found. In a study conducted by Parkinson’s UK, 2,000 people were questioned about being diagnosed with the neurological condition, the symptoms of which can include involuntary shaking, slow movements and stiff muscles. According to the...

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Free parenting support now available in 7 London boroughs

Free parenting support now available in 7 London boroughs

Tavistock Relationships, the charity providing couple therapy in London, is introducing a new free parenting support programme in seven London boroughs, including Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster. Research shows us that conflict between parents can have a negative effect on children’s development in terms of mental and physical health, problems at...

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More than a quarter of Parkinson’s sufferers initially misdiagnosed

More than a quarter of Parkinson’s sufferers initially misdiagnosed

More than one in four people living with Parkinson’s were initially misdiagnosed, new research has found. In a study conducted by Parkinson’s UK, 2,000 people were questioned about being diagnosed with the neurological condition, the symptoms of which can include involuntary shaking, slow movements and stiff muscles. According to the poll,...

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‘Corridor care’ becoming the norm, RCN survey finds

‘Corridor care’ becoming the norm, RCN survey finds

Patient safety is being compromised as nurses increasingly provide care in hospital corridors and other non-clinical areas, a new Royal College of Nursing survey has found. More than 70 per cent of nurses said they care for patients in a non-designated area on a daily basis, according to the survey,...

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No food shortages, Government states

No food shortages, Government states

The government is “confident” food supplies will not run out amid concerns that coronavirus will cause people to panic-buy, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. Hancock told BBC Question Time on 5th March that individuals should not buy more food than they need. The government has also said it has...

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Breast Cancer Haven: Helping people through the toughest times

Breast Cancer Haven: Helping people through the toughest times

Breast Cancer Haven is a national charity that provides free counselling and therapies to help put people’s lives back together after they’ve been turned upside down by breast cancer. Visitors to our centres (located in London, Hereford, Leeds, Solihull, Wessex (Fareham) and Worcester) meet with one of our clinical team...

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Checking for Breast Cancer

Checking for Breast Cancer

When checking your breasts it is important to know exactly what to look out for, while lumps are the most well known symptom of breast cancer there are other changes to be aware of and look out for too. To help provide some guidance on exactly what to look out...

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