Month / October 2015

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  • stay well this winter

    Stay Well This Winter With The NHS – The Benefits of Getting a Flu Jab

    The temperatures have dropped and the Christmas decorations are already up in Oxford Street, which means winter is well and truly on the way. This year, Public Health England and the NHS want you to take your health into your own hands by making sure you ‘Stay Well this Winter’. Getting a flu vaccination is…

  • recruitment open day

    East Berkshire Paramedic Recruitment Open Day

    South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) is hosting its first recruitment open day at Wexham Park Ambulance Station next Saturday (7 November). The event runs from 10am to 2pm and is an opportunity for local people who are interested in a range of ambulance service careers to come along and find out more. SCAS currently has…

  • living to 100

    Is There a Secret to Living to 100?

    Earlier this month, a new documentary from well-known, Welsh-Italian chef Michela Chiappa aimed to find the secret to living to 100. With the average life-expectancy in the UK pegged as 81.50 years, are there lessons we can learn from other parts of the world with higher life expectancies such as Sardinia, which has one of…

  • reducing sugar intake

    Cutting Out Sugar to Tackle Obesity

    The effects of sugar have been much reported of late, and with a new initiative from Brighton and Hove aiming to tackle obesity in the city through cutting down on sugar, it’s becoming an increasingly important issue. Cutting out sugar from our diets is an effective way of not only reducing obesity, but also saving…

  • pharmacy health services

    Poll Suggests Few People Are Aware Of Additional Pharmacy Health Services

    “It is estimated that as many as a fifth of people attend GP practices with health issues that could be dealt with just as well by a community pharmacist.” Royal Pharmaceutical Society   Boots Chemist, one of the UK’s biggest pharmacy chains, has recently carried out a poll to find out how many people would…