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

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 30 2018

Emerson Green 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.

Keeping protected against the sun

Keeping protected against the sun

July 24 2018

What a summer we’ve been having lately, and no doubt many of us have been encouraged to spend longer outside because of it. But with all that extra sunshine fun comes the need to protect our skin from the harmful effects of its rays. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight is known to damage skin cell DNA, increasing our chances of developing skin cancer.

Biomedical Science Day

Biomedical Science Day

July 19 2018

The theme for Biomedical Science Day 2018 is ‘at the heart of healthcare’ and aims to highlight how the role of biomedical science is central to a person’s healthcare throughout their lifetime.

Football fever

Football fever

July 18 2018

The World Cup may be over but its legacy and excitement can still live on.Perhaps you’ve played football before and all the recent enthusiasm has got you wantin

Getting in shape for surgery

Getting in shape for surgery

July 13 2018

I’m about to have an operation and I’ve been told that I have to get fitter before my surgery. Is this true and what options are there for me?

National Simplicity Day

National Simplicity Day

July 12 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.

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.

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.

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