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Health news

Here we share interesting stories and news from across the health and social care sectors.

Keeping older people safe and hydrated in the summer heat

Keeping older people safe and hydrated in the summer heat

July 12 2018

With the south coast basking in the summer sun, the team at St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre’s Minor Injuries Unit are asking people to look out for older friends, relatives and neighbours who might be suffering as a result of the hot weather.

Don’t leave home without it – top pharmacist gives top holidays tips

Don’t leave home without it – top pharmacist gives top holidays tips

July 12 2018

Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre’s lead pharmacist is giving advice on what to pack to ensure you stay well and have fun on holiday, wherever you are.

National Simplicity Day

National Simplicity Day

July 11 2018

12th July is National Simplicity Day, a day dedicated to stepping away from the bonds of technology and unnecessary stresses, and enjoying the thought-gathering quiet left in its wake.

Preparing for surgery - Why you should stop smoking before an operation

Preparing for surgery - Why you should stop smoking before an operation

June 29 2018

If you are a smoker and you are due to have an operation the advice is simple – for the best results and for the benefit of your health, stop smoking before you have an operation.

International Sunglasses Day – 5 top tips to look after your eyes

International Sunglasses Day – 5 top tips to look after your eyes

June 27 2018

Sunglasses are not simply a fashion accessory – a good pair can play an important role in protecting your eyes from UV damage.

Eating and drinking before an operation – the facts

Eating and drinking before an operation – the facts

June 15 2018

The cancellation of surgery across the NHS is a much-debated topic. Cancellations can happen for many reasons, but a common cause and one which is completely unavoidable is this – patients ignoring advice to fast before their operation.

Top 10 tips for preparing for surgery

Top 10 tips for preparing for surgery

June 8 2018

Coming to hospital for surgery means a lot to think about, including being prepared. Following instructions and bringing with you all that you need from home not only makes your hospital visit more successful and comfortable, it can also help to avoid unnecessary cancellations of treatment.

Be a volunteer – it’s good for you!

Be a volunteer – it’s good for you!

June 1 2018

This week is Volunteer Week. Being a volunteer is a great way to give something of yourself to a favourite charity, cause or community – but as well as being good for those organisations, volunteering is also good for the health of you, the volunteer.

9 reasons why you should quit smoking before an operation

9 reasons why you should quit smoking before an operation

May 31 2018

Today, 31st May, is World No Tobacco Day. If you are a smoker and you are due to have an operation the advice is simple – for the best results and for the benefit of your health, stop smoking before you have an operation.

Smile please – it’s National Smile Month!

Smile please – it’s National Smile Month!

May 17 2018

Mid-May to mid-June is National Smile Month, and it is a great opportunity to remind people that their oral health is very much their own responsibility, and th

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