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The secret to clean hands? Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice!

The secret to clean hands? Sing ‘Happy Birthday’ twice!

October 13 2017

Sunday 15th October is Global Handwashing Day, and according to the Royal Pharamaceutical Society we are not washing our hands as well as we should

Raw and runny eggs are safe to eat, says food safety watchdog

Raw and runny eggs are safe to eat, says food safety watchdog

October 12 2017

For everyone who likes to start the day with an egg, this week’s news from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is smashing.

9 top online sources to check the quality of an NHS service

9 top online sources to check the quality of an NHS service

September 26 2017

We all have the right to choose where we have NHS treatment, including NHS hospitals, private clinics which offer NHS care and organisations like Care UK treatment centres.

How a pharmacist can help you to good health

How a pharmacist can help you to good health

September 26 2017

Pharmacists and their pharmacy support teams are essential healthcare professionals. They have wide and varied roles within all sectors of healthcare.

Don’t be tempted to ignore sudden eye problems

Don’t be tempted to ignore sudden eye problems

September 19 2017

Eye health experts are warning people not to risk permanent visual impairment by ignoring the early signs of trouble. Seeing your optician as soon as a problem arises can lead to a speedy referral to a consultant and that can save your sight.

Your autumn survival guide

Your autumn survival guide

September 14 2017

There’s lots to keep you occupied this season in Your guide to surviving autumn so why not take a look?

Why you need the flu jab

Why you need the flu jab

September 12 2017

As it begins to turn colder, the sneezes, coughs and burning temperatures of the influenza virus are beginning to emerge; but there is a way to hold off the wor

What is hepatitis E and how can you avoid it?

What is hepatitis E and how can you avoid it?

August 29 2017

The media has recently been full of stories about sausages and other meat from pigs contaminated with hepatitis E, potentially causing health issues. But what is hepatitis E and what can be done to lessen the risk of contracting the virus?

Patient Choice – what choice do you have when it comes to the referral of your NHS treatment?

Patient Choice – what choice do you have when it comes to the referral of your NHS treatment?

June 27 2017

It isn’t a widely known fact, but if you or a loved one needs to be referred to an NHS specialist, you can choose to access any hospital or treatment centre in England. As long as the facility provides services to the NHS and offers the treatment you require, choosing where to have your NHS treatment gives you greater control of your care and hopefully better outcomes.

Care UK’s guide to help family carers

Care UK’s guide to help family carers

May 25 2017

Our talented colleagues in Residential Care recently launched a guide called A helping hand, an easy-to-follow guide packed with practical and emotional advice and support from our own care colleagues.

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