Dr Nick Timlin’s Column

Is it time to cut down your alcohol consumption?

As a new campaign has launched highlighting the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption, I would also like to offer my advice on booze. Most of us do like a tipple every now and again which is fine, but drinking more Read more

Cervical Screening: Get Yourself Tested

As this week is cervical screening awareness week, I feel it is a great opportunity to stress the importance of women attending their smear tests on time. For people who don’t know, the cervix is the entrance to (or exit Read more

Child Safety Week: Know The Steps You Can Take

As it is Child Safety Week, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to let you know some helpful tips on keeping your children away from danger. Did you know each day around 40 under-5s are rushed to hospital Read more

Patient Participation Is Vital for the NHS

As Patient Participation Week (PPW) is coming up this June, I would like to use my column as an opportunity to let you know about an exciting event you are all invited to attend. PPW aims to promote the role Read more

Trouble Sleeping? It could be Insomnia

I was sad to read last week that ITV news anchor Tom Bradby has been forced to take time off work due to insomnia, which can be a really devastating condition. Insomnia means you regularly have problems sleeping, but thankfully Read more

Do you know how to spot lupus?

I was pleased to see many people wearing purple for world lupus day last week and want to take this opportunity to let you know more about the disease. Lupus is a long-term condition and can cause inflammation to the Read more

Act FAST To Spot Stroke Symptoms

As May is Stroke Awareness Month, I would like to use my latest column to let you know how to spot the symptoms of the potentially life-threatening condition. A stroke is caused when the blood supply to the brain is Read more

Ending the IBS Stigma

As April has been Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) awareness month, I feel it is an ideal opportunity to talk about the condition. Unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with IBS, which is hard to understand as it is quite a Read more

Remember To Cancel Appointment If You Can’t Make It

One of the many great things about having an NHS free at the point of need is nobody has to worry about saving up for the cost of a GP appointment. However, a disadvantage of our system is that a Read more

Know How to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes Risk

As this week is Diabetes Prevention Week, I feel it is a great opportunity to talk about type 2 diabetes in my latest column. More than five million people are classed as being at a high risk of developing type Read more