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What you need to know about Coronavirus

Over the past month, there have been a lot of discussions in the news regarding the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), a new respiratory illness that has not previously been seen in humans. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals and many of those initially infected, either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the …

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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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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 …

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Flu season is here!

Around 25 million people, nearly half the population of the UK, are being offered the flu vaccine this winter.  One of the biggest changes, since last year, is that children of primary school age will be offered the vaccine via a nasal spray – this is also the first year that it will be available to primary school children of all ages.  Over 65s, those with existing …

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Let’s talk about mental health

About 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.  Join us today on World Mental Health Day as we raise awareness about mental health issues around the world.  How many times have you responded to an “how are you?” without even thinking about the question itself, probably brushing it off with an “I’m fine, …

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I am pregnant, do I need to have the flu jab?

Having the flu jab can stop you catching the flu and it is advised by the NHS that all pregnant women take up the offer of a free NHS flu vaccination. During pregnancy your immune system is weakened and more likely to catch infections than usual, having the jab will not only protect you but your unborn baby as well …

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World Suicide Prevention Day

Today, 10th September, marks World Suicide Prevention Day – an important reminder to everyone to look out for their friends, family or colleagues, not just today but every day, to make a difference to someone who may have reached the point of wanting to take their own life. It’s a sad fact that suicide rates in the UK have risen …

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Recently, Mental Health Foundation chief executive Mark Rowland said: “Our survey indicates that millions of adults in the UK are struggling with concerns about their body image. For some people this is potentially very severe.” When talking about body image, many have tried to determine the factor that influences the negative perception that people have towards their own bodies and …