Why is walking the most underrated form of exercise?

To stay fit and healthy, the NHS advises adults to do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week or around 20 to 30 minutes a day, but this may be difficult to achieve while homebound. In response to the crisis, a variety of digital offerings have sprung up to ensure people can continue exercise while social distancing, …

A pandemic isn’t an excuse

Following the announcement instated by the Government to contain the spread of coronavirus, with gyms being closed and events being put on hold until further notice, many may struggle to find the mojo to keep exercising. Doing just a few minutes of exercise every day can improve brain function, reverse the effects of aging in the heart and can have …

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Working from home?

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 …

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This World Cancer Day, myGP continues its commitment to disease prevention

We have worked with the NHS, Public Health England and a number of charitable trusts to promote the NHS disease prevention agenda, not just across cancer screening but across other screening and vaccination programmes to encourage every man, woman and child eligible to book and attend a screening or vaccination appointment. Currently 870 women die a year from cervical cancer, …

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5 ways to start your 2020 on the right track

The New Year is officially here and although there is a lot of excitement in the air to make 2020 the best year ever; there is also a lot of pressure when an old year ends and new one begins. As usual, we are here to help, and that is why we have come up with five things that will …

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Feeling lonely?

Today, 40% of GPs have said that they see patients regularly, just because they are lonely. Over 9 million people in the UK – almost a fifth of the population – say they are always or often lonely, but almost two thirds feel uncomfortable admitting to it (British Red Cross and Co-Op, 2016). With over half (51%) of all people aged …