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  • 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…

  • A&E for sepsis

    Sepsis – Do I Go To A&E?

    The National Institute for Health Care Excellence (NICE) has released new guidelines instructing medical professionals to treat patients experiencing the symptoms of sepsis faster and more efficiently. These changes have been put into place following a 2015 inquiry which found that 40% of patients attending A&E with sepsis symptoms were not attended by a doctor…

  • broken bones

    What Should I Do If I Have A Broken Bone?

    Your first thought would be to go and A&E for an x-ray, right? In a large number of cases that is the right thing to do, especially if you think you have a large, or particularly bad break. However, if you think you have suffered a minor break or injury to an area such as…

  • diagnosing childhood cancer

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: The Difficulties Of Diagnosis

    The UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and their families, Clic Sargent has recently published the results of a poll which assessed the thoughts and opinions of childhood cancer patients’ parents and carers. The poll revealed that 6 in 10 felt their GP had inadequate knowledge of child cancer symptoms. Additionally, one third said…

  • A&E

    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…