When Should You Use A&E?

“Crowded A&E departments are struggling to cope, but 50% of patients could be treated elsewhere.” The Guardian   Accident & Emergency, or Anything & Everything….What does A&E stand for? The Accident & Emergency departments in our hospitals are being increasingly used as drop-in centres, as doctor’s surgeries become overstretched and busier lives mean people can’t

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Signs of a Stroke

“Every year, there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That’s one stroke every three and a half minutes” The Stroke Association   Strokes are the leading cause of adult disability in the UK. They can effect anyone, but are more common in older people. A stroke changes lives – it can have a huge

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Does Self Diagnosis Work?

Self-diagnosis can be a risky business. The chance of misdiagnosing your problem is high, therefore preventing you from seeking the proper treatment. With the abundant information available on the internet, it is tempting to become a ‘Google Doctor’, and diagnose ourselves using the hundreds of often medically inaccurate forums, blogs and websites available online. For

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January Newsletter

EBPC is a mutual company commissioned by the Berkshire East Primary Care Trust (which covers Bracknell Forest, Slough, Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead) to provide urgent out-of-hours medical care when your doctors surgery is closed.