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Travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak

As the lockdown is eased, many are ready to jet off for some much needed relaxation. Although, on 4th July, the UK announced the reduction of travel restrictions to nearly 50 destination, some being subject to quarantine restrictions from the destination country, there is still a pandemic, along with no uniformly implemented health and safety guidelines. If you are in …

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The Question is No Longer ‘If’, but ‘When’.

This coming flu season has been hailed as the ‘biggest ever’, and not without reason. This year will see a coming together of challenges: more people eligible for flu vaccination and continued concerns around a ‘second wave’ of COVID-19. As such, CCGs, STPs, and other regional NHS bodies have been busily planning how best to execute their flu vaccinations this …

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Are you a carer?

Carers week is the annual National campaign that aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope …

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What really goes down at a cervical screening?

Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women under 35 with two women in the UK per day dying from the disease. Although these statistics have been floating around for many years, many women put off going to the appointment for numerous reasons, one being embarrassment. When going for a smear test, the visit to the GP …

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What causes sickle cell?

On the 19th June we supported World Sickle Cell Day, a day in which we encourage those living with sickle cell and empower them to achieve their full potential. Our goal is to simplify access to NHS services which involves generating awareness and creating support for patients, parents, carers and the wider family. Sickle cell, also known as SCD, is …

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Working from home during Covid-19?

About 1.5 million people work from home regularly, and over the past few years with many opting for self-employment, it’s becoming more and more popular. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many have been disrupted in their normal daily patterns and thousands of people across the UK are currently working at home. Are you currently working from home? Are you struggling to …

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The role of myGP in the battle against Covid-19

Today, we are proud that over 1.6 million people trust myGP® to simplify their access to healthcare. Especially at a time of pandemic, it is a hugely important role which we are proud to achieve, while recognising that as we manage critical technology, others put their lives at risk serving in the frontline. We thank doctors, nurses and other colleagues …

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One of the best: Castle Medical Practice

We are currently touring practices across the UK, meeting practices that have the highest number of patients engaged with online services through myGP. We want to understand the benefits that myGP has brought to staff and patients, as well as learning and sharing any hints and tips practices have for promoting myGP to its patients. We took a trip down …

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Look after your heart!

This Valentine’s Day, take 10 minutes out to think about how much you look after your heart health. That little guy keeps you alive day in day out and what are you doing to thank him?  7.4 million people are living with heart and circulatory diseases in the UK, they account for 27% of UK deaths, that’s 460 a day.  …

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6 things to say to your friends to convince them to get the myGP app

If you are reading this, you’re probably one of the most organised in your friendship group. Let’s be honest, you have the myGP app and your friends don’t.   You are also reading this because you love them and care about them. Or maybe you are just fed up of them complaining about how busy they are to get their health in check.     Either way, help them see the light with these 6 go-to …