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    What are Urgent Care Centres?

    Have you heard others refer to “Urgent Care Centres” but are unsure about exactly what they are and when they should be accessed?   Urgent Care Centres offer an alternative to A&E for urgent, but non-life threatening medical conditions.   Urgent Care Centres are for patients who have suffered a minor injury or have symptoms…

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    When should I Visit My GP?

    “Minor ailments such as coughs and colds account for at least a fifth of GP appointments. In the absence of a local pharmacy, this figure can only rise, putting yet more pressure on local practices and extending waiting times for patients.” The Guardian Healthcare Network     GP’s are under more pressure than ever before.…

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    What Are Primary Care Centres?

    Primary Care Centres are very similar to GP surgeries, but operate on an out of hours basis. In fact, many primary care centres are run out of GP surgeries. Some are also located in the outpatients departments of hospitals.   One of the other main differences is that you need to make arrangements before going…

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    Has No Smoking Day Inspired You To Become A “ProudQuitter?”

    Yesterday, we pledged our allegiance to the British Heart Foundation’s National No Smoking Day, which takes place every year to help smokers all over the country get on the path to quitting.   The National No Smoking Day website has a number of stories and experiences told by those who have struggled to give up…

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    Head Injuries: What You Should Know

    Do you know what to do in the event of a head injury? Head injuries can be a dangerous business. Most head injuries in the UK are caused by falls, assaults and car accidents and although 80% of the 700,000 head injuries reported to A&E are minor, serious head injuries can cause lasting brain damage…