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  • healthy sleep pattern

    Why Maintaining A Healthy Sleep Pattern During Christmas Is Important

    Christmas is a wonderful time to relax, but it’s also a very busy period for socialising and catching up with friends and family. With an extended period of time off work or school, your sleeping habits can suffer as a result of late nights and lie-ins. This can affect your health in the short-term as…

  • shared GP appointments

    Shared GP Appointments – What You Need To Know

    Would you share your GP appointment with others? It might seem like an unlikely situation, but trials are already taking place in England where patients share GP appointments, saving time and providing answers to questions individual patients might not have thought of. It’s possible this could be a solution to increasing waiting times for patients…

  • out of hours services

    How To Make The Most Of Your Out Of Hours Services

    What do you do when you’re feeling unwell during the evening and weekends? Do you wait until the next working day to get help? Unless the condition is serious enough to go to A&E, many people suffer at home, unaware of the services that are available to them outside of GP hours. Out of hours…

  • The Importance Of Using Ambulances In The Right Way

    A recent report conducted by NHS Improvement has highlighted major inefficiencies within the UK’s ambulance service. The reports states that these inefficiencies are likely to worsen if the issues are not addressed, as the demand for ambulances continues to soar. There are currently only 10 ambulance services in the UK, which is partly why ambulances…

  • A&E

    Under 30s & A&E – What The Statistics Show

    People aged 18-30 are amongst the fittest in the nation. However, they are also the biggest users of A&E services in the UK. While some of the reasons for this include having more active lifestyles, meaning sports injuries have become more common, many of these incidents are related to alcohol-fuelled behaviour and violence, which can be…