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Should covid vaccinations be mandatory for NHS workers?

Tom Mooney
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Current government rules state that NHS England staff must have a first jab by 3 February and be fully vaccinated by 1 April 2022 to continue in frontline roles with the health secretary (Mr Javid) saying it is the professional duty of NHS staff to be...

NHS launches new apps to help tackle obesity

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Tackling obesity is one of the greatest long-term health challenges in England. Around two-thirds of adults are over a healthy weight. There has been a record rise in child obesity following the start of the pandemic. NHS Digital has published their ...

Breast cancer awareness

Laura Owen
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Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK.  The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer are over 50 years of age, but it can also affect women younger than this. Whilst the risks of developing breast cancer increase with age,...

How should pressure sores be prevented and treated?

Carla Duprey
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A pressure sore is damage to the skin and underlying tissues, which is caused by there being prolonged pressure on one area of the body. Pressure sores usually occur when a person is immobile and has been left in the same position for a long period of time...

Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing

Pam Thompson
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Good mental health and wellbeing are essential for living healthy and happy lives. There are areas of our lives where we can make simple changes to make a big difference to our mental health. Learn to recognise unhelpful thoughts – In...

Increase in delays of urgent referrals for suspected cancer

Tom Mooney
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The National Audit Office (NAO)  has this week identified that up to 740,000 urgent referrals for suspected cancer were missed by GPs in England during the course of the pandemic with one Oncologist calling the situation ‘the biggest...

Medical negligence cases involving the death of a loved one

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Possibly one of the most difficult types of case our medical negligence solicitors deal with is when a client approaches us for help and advice where a family member has passed away. These cases are always emotionally tough for the clients. Adding...

What you need to know about prostate cancer

Judith Thomas-Whittingham
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One in two people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime and prostate cancer is one of the four most common types of cancer in the UK. Prostate cancer affects the prostate which is a small gland located in the pelvis which...

HPV vaccine to dramatically cut cancer rates

Justine Wright
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UK Research has found that the HPV vaccine can cut cervical cancer rates by 90%. The vaccine is routinely offered to 12 and 13-year-olds in the UK, but those who miss it are still eligible to receive their jab until they turn 25. In 2019 the UK's...

Spotting the symptoms of bowel cancer

Laura Owen
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It may often still be considered a taboo subject in society, but with the recent news that BBC Radio 1’s Adele Roberts, 42 has been diagnosed with bowel cancer, what are the symptoms to look out for? A change in your bowel habit for...

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