Getting your medication reviewed is not only important for you, but also allows the NHS to maintain a good level of service across the board. By regularly reviewing your medication, you can help the NHS save a considerable amount in terms of wasted medication. Medicine waste accounts for £300 million of NHS costs per
This campaign, which was the fourth Prevention and Self-Care campaign of 2016, was initially scheduled to be the “Winter Messages 2016” campaign. However the focus of the campaign was changed to raise awareness to the public on Atrial Fibrillation and the risk of Stroke. This decision was made by senior members of the Prevention and Self-Care Board in-line
The 31st October – 6th November marks National Fertility Awareness Week. For many people, issues related to fertility are not talked about enough, and in many cases are misrepresented, with many people feeling like they are alone in their struggles. If you’re at all concerned about fertility, there is plenty of information and help
The health benefits of the cholesterol-reducing drug, statins could have been greatly underestimated, according to major new research. The study, which observed more than 80,000 participants, has also shown that the negative effects of statins may have been exaggerated by medical professionals in the past. Statins Statins is the name given to a category
Around one in 20 people in the UK develop bowel cancer If bowel cancer is found early enough, there’s more than a 90 per cent chance of successful treatment If you are aged 60 – 74 years old and haven’t received your free screening test kit, please contact 0800 707 60 60 or visit www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/bowel.