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  • A Day in the Life of a Social Prescriber by Nicola Dreelan

      When I started working as a Social Prescriber back in October of last year, I was expecting a busy workload, complex cases and to meet a wide variety of people. I haven’t been disappointed, and just when I thought I was getting to grips with the role, along came COVID- 19 bringing with it…

  • Weight Management and Healthy Eating

    If lock down has brought about one thing it is an increased interest or awareness in food.  Although ending, the closure of restaurants and cafes meant that we all had to go back to our kitchens. Whether on TV, social media or in messages to friends and family- pictures of food and recipes are everywhere.…

  • The Importance of Seeing your GP Quickly

    Even when the issue may be relatively minor, a visit to the GP can be fraught with anxiety. That feeling can be far worse if we are dealing with the unknown. Unexpected changes in our bodies or symptoms we might associate with a serious condition should always be discussed with a doctor. People often delay…

  • Exercising Outdoors as a Family

    Exercising outdoors with children As we adjust to a different version of daily life, there comes a need to do things in a different way. We meet that challenge by adapting. We learn what works and what doesn’t, and we find new ways to do things. Ways that work for us and if we have…

  • Different Ways of Accessing Healthcare

    Seeing our GP and visiting our local surgery can be challenging at the moment despite being something we have all taken for granted in the past. Much the same can be said regarding dental care, optician’s services and home visits from health care professionals. For some of us even seeing our local pharmacist for help…