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Lagging A&E wait time targets already a concern before closures

Lagging A&E wait time targets already a concern before closures

Serving patients in need of medical treatment for a variety of health issues has always been the primary focus on the NHS.

Residents in Plymouth travel the furthest to pick up their medical prescriptions

Busy lifestyles mean that it’s harder to find the time to travel to a pharmacy before it closes. Even with an average distance of 2.4 miles* to the nearest pharmacy in the UK, it can still be inconvenient to find one which opens during hours that suit your schedule.

The 5 stages of addiction recovery

The 5 stages of addiction recovery

Behavioural change isn’t easy, particularly when a person has come to depend on something in their everyday life. Those struggling with addiction will go through a difficult process that will put a strain on both their physical and mental wellbeing.

A respite for our aging population?

A respite for our aging population?

As the aging population increases rapidly, the world population and demographic shifts are changing like never before. A sharp rise in most developed countries coupled with improved healthcare is significantly raising the average life expectancy.

How to stay sharp on the job

How to stay sharp on the job

Many people dream of the perfect job that enables them to achieve financial stability that will allow them to support their families as well as give them the time and funds to fulfill their passions.

16-24s are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever than those aged 55 and over

16-24s are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever than those aged 55 and over

We may be basking in glorious sunshine, but hot weather spells hay fever misery for many Brits – none more so than the young.

Tips to maintain a healthy diet before your surgery

Tips to maintain a healthy diet before your surgery

The days and weeks leading up to surgery can be an anxious time, though advice, structure and guidance can help relieve some of this anxiety.

Modern workers facing office pain

Modern workers facing office pain

Like many of us already suspected, it turns out that working in an office can actually be bad for your health. There are a lot of ways in which office work can affect you negatively, with the highlights being back pain, dry skin, and a susceptibility to colds or other illnesses.

Clinical study highlights savings worries risk to mental health

As the nation continues to open up on mental health issues, research released today as part of Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May 2017) by Scottish Widows shows that one in six of us has suffered psychological problems as a result of money concerns.

Pre-teens worry about their appearance for more than 90 minutes a day

Pre-teens worry about their appearance for more than 90 minutes a day

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

A potential shift toward the integration of health and social care

A potential shift toward the integration of health and social care

In January, a nationwide report revealed that bed-blocking – the prolonged stay in a hospital due to an inability to arrange for effective care elsewhere – rose by more than 40% in a one-year timeframe, pointing to a near-crisis situation within the NHS.

Absent duty of care standard in recent negligence case for knee replacement

Absent duty of care standard in recent negligence case for knee replacement

Prior to a botched knee replacement in 2012, Lydia, 80, had a level of energy most adults long for.

Brits flock to birdwatch: Young men are the most likely to have been birdwatching

Brits flock to birdwatch: Young men are the most likely to have been birdwatching

While news this week broke that birdwatching can improve mental health, it seems that it’s young Brits who are the most likely to flock towards the hobby.

The dangers of referral management centres in the UK

The dangers of referral management centres in the UK

A significant number of healthcare systems throughout the world face certain struggles brought on by bureaucracy, but none quite as evident as the UK’s NHS.

Alzheimer's drug to make dental fillings history

Alzheimer's drug to make dental fillings history

MRC-funded scientists at King’s College London have discovered that a drug previously trialled in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease could transform the way we treat tooth cavities, making man-made fillings a thing of the past.