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What does the future hold for GPs?

Carla Duprey
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Your GP surgery is usually your first port of call when you start to suffer from any medical symptoms and the recent covid pandemic has highlighted how important it is, in certain circumstances, to be able to see your GP for a face-to-face appointment. As...

The impact of COVID-19 on NHS waiting lists

Tom Mooney
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As the country slowly recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic the impact on NHS waiting lists is becoming increasingly apparent. As a direct result of shutdowns of medical services over the last 18 months, the NHS faces now a huge backlog of...

What is Cauda Equina Syndrome, and what are the symptoms?

Laura Sheehan
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Today marks the first anniversary of Cauda Equina Awareness Day, a condition which most of us have probably never heard of yet for those who have had the condition, they are living with life changing injuries as a result of it. Cauda...

Folic acid and neural tube defects - a time for change

Kelly Withers
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There has been a lengthy consultation by the Department of Health and Social Care who sought input and comments from industry, stakeholders and the public on whether millers should be required, by law, to add folic acid to flour. Following the...

World Alzheimer's Day - Tuesday 21st September

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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On 21 st September every year, people come together from all around the world to recognise and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease. With over 50 million people living with dementia worldwide, global research is vital to share learning and...

Childhood cancers - a look at neuroblastoma

Carla Duprey
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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Getting cancer whilst you are a child can have a devastating impact on your development and your family and friends' lives. Instead of a child going to school, making friends and learning new...

Are we heading towards a two-tier health system?

Laura Owen
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According to the latest figures from NHS England, a staggering 5.45 million people are waiting for NHS hospital treatment in England.  Whilst waiting lists have been increasing since 2013, the pandemic has certainly not helped. In July 2021, Health...

Artificial intelligence - the future of diagnosing illness?

Tom Mooney
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It is estimated that there are currently around 850,000 people in the UK who suffer from dementia and that figure is increasing year on year. Currently it requires the interpretation of several scans and tests, likely performed over a period of many...

Run club ready to hit the streets

Kelly Withers
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The BBC has recently reported that, on average, people have gained approximately half a stone in weight during the last 18 months or so of the pandemic. This information came from a survey of 5,000 people, conducted by Public Health England. The responses...

Respiratory syncytial virus - what every parent should know

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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What is respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)? RSV is a common respiratory virus which usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. However, the virus can be very serious for infants and older adults. Public Health England have said that whilst it should cause...

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