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Looking after your skin this summer. 

Looking after your skin this summer.  Many people will be preparing for a trip away with the summer holidays approaching.  Whether exploring parts of Britain or travelling further afield, it is important to look after your skin when you are out in the sun.  Getting sunburn  When your skin is exposed to harmful UV light, … Continued

Don’t let the thought of cancer play on your mind

If something in your body doesn’t feel right or you are experiencing symptoms that last three weeks or more, don’t delay – contact your GP practice. NHS England & NHS Improvement has launched a new phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign taking a radically different approach to detecting cancer earlier for patients, when … Continued

Pharmacy Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Service

Get advice and treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) at your local Pharmacist. A new service has been launched in the North East and Cumbria to offer patients easy access to advice and treatment for UTIs. The six-month pilot scheme, aimed at women aged 16-64, will enable local pharmacists to treat patients with UTIs without … Continued

Monkeypox: What you need to know

Whilst the chances of contracting it are relatively low, it is worth explaining what it is, how it spreads, the symptoms to look out for, and what to do if you think you have been exposed to monkeypox.

Learning Disabilities: Support and Reasonable Adjustments 

Learning disabilities are more common than you might think. While over 2% of the population may not sound a lot, it amounts to 1.5 million people. That’s one in every fifty of us.  According to figures from the learning disability charity Mencap, 353,000 children in the UK have learning disabilities and 870,000 people of working … Continued

Check your risk of Prostate Cancer

Check your risk of Prostate Cancer In partnership with NHS England, the charity Prostate Cancer UK has launched a new campaign encouraging people to check their risk of getting prostate cancer.  The online 30-second checker asks some simple questions about age, ethnicity, and family history, offering helpful information and next steps if you might be … Continued

Hay fever: How to ease your symptoms or get help

Hay fever: How to ease your symptoms or get help For most of us, the longer, lighter evenings and warmer weather usually are welcome changes as Spring turns into Summer. But for up to 1 in 4 of us, it brings the added complication of dealing with hay fever. While there is no cure for … Continued

NHS Screening Saves Lives

The NHS screens people for various conditions and diseases throughout our lives, from pregnancy to old age. Screening stops people from becoming ill and saves lives. Watch the video or read on below to see how it works and the vital impact it has. How it works Screening looks for early signs of illness or … Continued

All about NHS Health Checks

All about NHS Health Checks NHS Health Checks are a free, regular check-up of your overall health. Think of it as an MOT for your body. They aim to keep you running smoothly and reduce the chances of problems developing further down the road. Health checks are for people who are generally healthy and well. … Continued