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The Truth About the Minor Ailments Scheme

“They are not allowed to advertise it, but you can save a small fortune on Calpol, Piriton, Sudocrem, plasters etc. I wish I had known eight years ago!”   This was a Facebook post by a pleasantly surprised mother who discovered that she could get free medicines for children under the ‘minor ailments scheme.’ Her

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#DoSomethingNew – It’s Dementia Awareness Week!

This week (17th-21st May) is Dementia Awareness Week, a week to raise awareness and understanding around the disease, and remind dementia sufferers and their families that life does not end with diagnosis. It’s never too late to #DoSomethingNew!   “we believe that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, and that having dementia doesn’t mean stopping doing the

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Are Worried Parents Putting ‘Extra Pressure’ on A&E?

Doctors, working in the NHS, have recently expressed their concerns over worried parents putting ‘extra pressure’ on A&E services.   Health professionals are concerned that a large number of A&E attendances are unnecessary, and can often be the result of a lack of knowledge and understanding about what other, more appropriate care and out of

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Comfy Shoes at the Ready – May is National Walking Month!

“Better shape and a clearer head are two positive effects of walking for just 20 minutes each day” Country Living     We are already a few days into it, and hopefully most of you have already donned your comfiest shoes and braved the unpredictable May weather. If you didn’t know, though, May is National

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Mental Health Awareness Week – 11th-17th May 2015

We all want to see a world of better mental health. With the right treatment and education, those with mental health issues, learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity can enjoy an equally fulfilling way of life.   Every year, between the 11th and 17th May, the Mental Health Foundation raise awareness about mental health and

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