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.
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.
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.
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.
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
May 14 2018
This month is National Walking Month, and recent figures from Public Health England show that an alarmingly high level of people aged between 40 and 60 are dang
May 8 2018
The Oak processionary moth (OPM) has thousands of toxic hairs over its body which it can eject. These hairs contain an irritating substance called thaumetopoein which, if come into contact with, can cause fevers, eye irritation, skin rashes, trigger asthma attacks and vomiting.
April 23 2018
World Immunisation Week (24-30 April) celebrates the value of vaccines and how they save millions of lives across the globe every year. Here we look at a vaccine of particular interest to older people.
April 23 2018
For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke but their whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent night.
April 19 2018
It’s set to be a scorcher this Sunday, and while most of us will be pulling out the BBQ, over 40,000 people will be putting on their running shoes to take part in the 2018 London Marathon.