Monthly Archives: December 2015

Stay safe and be sensible this New Year

A lot of us will be thinking about where we are going to be spending New Year’s Eve with family and friends, I don’t want to put a downer on this joyous occasion but I would like you to think Read more

Services available this festive period

Did you know that almost half of all Accident and Emergency attendances could have been treated by a GP, pharmacist, or with basic self-care, first aid and advice? Many people automatically go to A & E as soon as they Read more

Stay Well this Winter

I’ve noticed over the last few days the weather has become colder and will probably be here for a good few months, this means that it could bring real health problems for local people living with illnesses such as heart Read more

Winter is here

Winter is here so it’s time to wrap up warm and take extra care of ourselves. There are lots of things you can do to avoid common winter health problems and reduce the risk of suffering falls, slips and trips Read more

World Aids Day

Today is Worlds Aids Day, each year the occasion gives people the opportunity worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. Did you know World Read more

The hairiest month of the year is here!

The hairiest month of the year is here and it’s called Movember, with men growing moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues. I mentioned Movember a couple of weeks ago but wanted to let all you men out there Read more

World COPD Day

Tomorrow marks World COPD Day. COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a common condition. It has a large impact on quality of life for patients and their families, kills millions of people worldwide, and is a significant cause of Read more

Breast is Best

Being pregnant is really exciting, and having a baby is probably the most amazing thing that can happen in our lives. Giving your little one the best possible start in life will be your main priority and one of the Read more

Do you know the FAST message?

Do you know the FAST message? Acting FAST saves lives and improves recovery of those who have had a stroke. The national FAST campaign has returned for a short time during 19 October and 15 November. During this time you Read more

November is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with over 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year, with an estimated 1 in 8 men developing the condition in their lifetime – The prostate gland is an apple Read more