Finding the positives when news is bad
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Finding the positives when news is bad

27th March 2020

During these strange and unusual times, it’s completely normal to want to keep yourself informed.
A message from Chester Barnes, Hospital Director
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A message from Chester Barnes, Hospital Director

24th March 2020

Hello, I hope you are well and following the Government and Public Health England advice on keeping ourselves, our loved ones and our community safe by limiting the spread of Covid-19.
Indoor gardening
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Indoor gardening

24th March 2020

Being in nature might be a little tricky for many right now due to self-isolation and social distancing, and for some not having access to their own private garden. If we can’t get outside to enjoy nature, we’ll just have to bring it inside with us!

How to keep in touch with older and isolated relatives
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How to keep in touch with older and isolated relatives

20th March 2020

Coronavirus is a completely new entity for us all to be dealing with, and is affecting near enough every aspect of our lives.
How to stay healthy and proactive when working from home
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How to stay healthy and proactive when working from home

18th March 2020

From being able to customise your environment, wear comfy clothes, forget about commuting and spend more time with your loved ones, working from home can have its benefits.
National Salt Awareness Week: Cutting down on salt
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National Salt Awareness Week: Cutting down on salt

4th March 2020

Did you know the average person in the UK eats around 8.
Are you ready for Dechox month?
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Are you ready for Dechox month?

27th February 2020

This March is Dechox month which challenges you to give up chocolate for the whole month.
What is sinusitis?
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What is sinusitis?

19th February 2020

Sinusitis is when your nasal passages becomes inflamed, usually due to an infection caused after a flu or cold.
Devizes Treatment Centre receive top marks in their PLACE audit
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Devizes Treatment Centre receive top marks in their PLACE audit

13th February 2020

Devizes Treatment Centre has received top marks in this year’s Patient-led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) for its outstanding levels of hygiene, and scored above the national average for its support for patients living with dementia.
Heart health: fill your heart with love this Valentine’s Day
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Heart health: fill your heart with love this Valentine’s Day

11th February 2020

This Valentine’s Day show your partner you care by taking care of their heart.
Mental health matters: Time to Talk Day
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Mental health matters: Time to Talk Day

6th February 2020

Though there is a wider understanding of mental health in society today, actually talking about mental health problems can still feel like a taboo or daunting subject, leaving many to feel isolated and ashamed with nowhere to turn.
Young carers day: health and wellbeing
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Young carers day: health and wellbeing

30th January 2020

Being a young carer comes with its difficulties.
Is bunion pain getting in the way of your life?
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Is bunion pain getting in the way of your life?

22nd January 2020

Bunions can have a negative effect on your day to day life, making it hard to walk and wear shoes which are tight to your feet.
Your guide to endoscopy: symptoms, types, preparation and more
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Your guide to endoscopy: symptoms, types, preparation and more

15th January 2020

In the UK, endoscopies are the most performed gastrointestinal procedure, with around two million procedures performed each year.
New satellite service provides support for Swindon patients
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New satellite service provides support for Swindon patients

13th January 2020

The Swindon Outpatient Clinic is a new NHS healthcare service that has been set up to cut down orthopaedic waiting times and support patients to stay in Swindon for appointments ahead of surgery, saving them the time, expense and ...
Causes and treatments for dandruff
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Causes and treatments for dandruff

8th January 2020

Is your dandruff making you feel self-conscious?
Walk Your Dog Month
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Walk Your Dog Month

2nd January 2020

Kick start your New Year by getting out in the great outdoors and walking your dog.
Dodge the stress this Christmas
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Dodge the stress this Christmas

18th December 2019

We all know that Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of year.
Food poisoning at Christmas
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Food poisoning at Christmas

12th December 2019

Health experts from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) are urging us all not to wash our Christmas turkey before putting in the oven.
National Influenza Vaccination Week
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National Influenza Vaccination Week

5th December 2019

This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week which aims to raise awareness and highlight the importance of getting the influenza vaccination.
A year of fundraising for our charity partner Bowel Cancer UK
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A year of fundraising for our charity partner Bowel Cancer UK

29th November 2019

To kick off the partnership in October 2018 we donated an amazing £10,000 and from a range of fundraising throughout the year made a grand total of £14,268.
What is a phobia and how do I overcome one?
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What is a phobia and how do I overcome one?

27th November 2019

Having an irrational phobia can have a negative effect on your life including avoiding certain situations or experiences where you have to face them.
The rise of antibiotic resistance and raising global awareness
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The rise of antibiotic resistance and raising global awareness

20th November 2019

Antibiotics are not the wonder-drug that most people believe them to be.
Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre celebrates a decade of serving patients
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Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre celebrates a decade of serving patients

19th November 2019

A special afternoon of fun has helped staff, visitors and former patients celebrate the 10th anniversary of Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre on Thursday, along with 40 current employees who started work on the first day.
Try going meat-free once a week and feel the benefits
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Try going meat-free once a week and feel the benefits

13th November 2019

The world’s total meat consumption stands at more than 300 million metric tonnes per year, having risen from seven million in the 1960s.
There’s no need to be SAD: How to beat seasonal depression
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There’s no need to be SAD: How to beat seasonal depression

6th November 2019

As summer fades away and we slip back into our woolly jumpers, the season change can have a negative effect on our mood.
Debunking the myths about diabetes
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Debunking the myths about diabetes

1st November 2019

Diabetes involves the pancreas, an organ in the body, either not producing enough insulin, insulin that doesn’t work properly or any insulin at all.
Q&A with Afiniki Akanet as part of Black History Month
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Q&A with Afiniki Akanet as part of Black History Month

30th October 2019

Black History Month is a celebration of achievements and contributions by the black community that is celebrated worldwide.
Black History Month 2019
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Black History Month 2019

30th October 2019

As Black History Month comes to a close this week, we would like to highlight some of the amazing Black and Asian health workers that have made a difference in and out of healthcare throughout history.
Ghoulish recipes for a healthy Halloween
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Ghoulish recipes for a healthy Halloween

28th October 2019

Even though Halloween is built on sweets and treats, there is still an opportunity to make health conscious decisions without losing the fun.
Health experts warn to plan ahead for flu
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Health experts warn to plan ahead for flu

23rd October 2019

Australia has recently experienced the biggest, and earliest, flu outbreak in recent years. Since planning for vaccinations in the UK is based on what happens in the southern hemisphere, UK health experts warn that we should all be taking note of the Australian outbreak and start preparing now for a winter flu outbreak.

Everything you need to know about periods
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Everything you need to know about periods

16th October 2019

We all have questions around periods whether you’ve not yet started having periods, just started having them, been having periods for years, your periods ended a while ago or will never experience having periods but are curious about what ...
Seven top exercise tips to keep arthritis at bay
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Seven top exercise tips to keep arthritis at bay

9th October 2019

One in six of us experiences joint pain every day.
Eat your microgreens
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Eat your microgreens

2nd October 2019

Packed full of vitamins and nutrients, and with an abundance of flavour, microgreens are a simple and delicious way of getting more of the good stuff into your diet.

STOPTOBER: How to stop smoking and how it can benefit you and your loved ones
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STOPTOBER: How to stop smoking and how it can benefit you and your loved ones

1st October 2019

Stoptober is the 28-day challenge to stop smoking for good.
The facts about fats
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The facts about fats

24th September 2019

Everyone needs an amount of fat for a healthy, balanced diet.
 Take time to check your pee – it could save your life
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Take time to check your pee – it could save your life

18th September 2019

September is National Urology Awareness Month and a Bristol-based expert is encouraging people to check their pee to potentially save their lives.
Research shows 1 in 5 awaiting a hip replacement are in ‘extreme pain or discomfort’
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Research shows 1 in 5 awaiting a hip replacement are in ‘extreme pain or discomfort’

11th September 2019

New research from the University of Edinburgh has disproved the perception that pain from hip and knee arthritis is only mildly discomforting and that surgery is an option.
Find your time again with these ten time-management tips
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Find your time again with these ten time-management tips

11th September 2019

Managing your time more effectively and efficiently, whether it’s in your personal or professional life - or even both, may help to give you the balance you are searching for.

The law around organ donation in England is changing
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The law around organ donation in England is changing

4th September 2019

Most people support organ donation in principle and would be willing to donate their organs after their death. However, many people do not make this decision clear either by signing on to the NHS Organ Donor Register or telling their family. The change in law is better believed to reflect what most people want to happen and will help save and improve more lives.

Why you should always check your food labels
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Why you should always check your food labels

28th August 2019

Checking nutrition labels on the foods you eat helps you to keep track of the amount of nutrients, fats, salts and sugars you’re having to help you to live a healthier lifestyle.
Helping the Homeless in the Summer
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Helping the Homeless in the Summer

21st August 2019

Homeless charity ‘Shelter’ estimates that around 320,000 people in Great Britain are homeless.
Suicide: It’s too big a deal not to talk about it
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Suicide: It’s too big a deal not to talk about it

14th August 2019

Opening up a dialogue around mental health, suicide, thoughts and feelings is important and shouldn’t be avoided whether loved ones are in crisis or not. It may just save a life.

From sofa star to star striker
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From sofa star to star striker

7th August 2019

Football has arguably never been as popular, but is that popularity amounting to more people playing football?

The benefits and fun of playing golf
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The benefits and fun of playing golf

31st July 2019

National Golf Month aims to inspire more people into the game and highlight the benefits of a good round of golf.

What makes water so good for us?
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What makes water so good for us?

24th July 2019

Did you know, water accounts for 60 per cent of your body weight and that every system in the body needs water to function?

New hospital director for Emersons Green and Devizes NHS Treatment Centres
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New hospital director for Emersons Green and Devizes NHS Treatment Centres

24th July 2019

Our Emersons Green and Devizes NHS Treatment Centres have a new hospital director.
Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing
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Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing

17th July 2019

As we age, we tend to drastically reduce our activity levels. This can affect our health by increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as affecting our emotional wellbeing. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and boost fitness levels while soaking up a bit of sun.

Are you tick aware?
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Are you tick aware?

10th July 2019

A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.

Congratulations to Warwickshire registrar on her second motivational book release
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Congratulations to Warwickshire registrar on her second motivational book release

5th July 2019

 Dr Afiniki Akanet, one of Care UK’s registrars for Warwickshire, has done it again with the upcoming release of her second motivational book, Taking CSA Tomorrow: Get in the right mindset for your MRCGP exam.