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  • GP appointment waiting times

    GP Appointment Waiting Times – What Are The Alternatives?

    Many people can sympathise with having to wait for a GP appointment. Current figures show that around 20% of patients have to wait two weeks to see their GP, leaving people frustrated with their healthcare services. The figures highlight the growing shortage of GPs and nurses in the NHS. There are concerns that this could…

  • shared GP appointments

    Shared GP Appointments – What You Need To Know

    Would you share your GP appointment with others? It might seem like an unlikely situation, but trials are already taking place in England where patients share GP appointments, saving time and providing answers to questions individual patients might not have thought of. It’s possible this could be a solution to increasing waiting times for patients…

  • NHS at 70

    The NHS At 70 – The Statistics

    The NHS is 70! Over the past month, people all over the country have been celebrating its legacy and achievements by sharing their stories on how the National Health Service has played an important part of their lives over the past seven decades. Alongside people’s stories, some fascinating facts about our national health service have emerged, which…

  • understanding out of hours

    Health Information Week – Understanding Out Of Hours

    Next week marks Health Information Week, an excellent opportunity to take charge of your wellbeing by finding out more about your health services. When you need to see a doctor, or you need medical treatment, your local GP surgery is there for you. You can make an appointment, or choose a walk-in option to help you…

  • Diabetes awareness

    Spreading The Word For Diabetes Awareness Week

    Each year, Diabetes UK launches Diabetes Awareness Week, to help raise awareness of the disease. This year’s event will take place from 11-17 June and everyone is invited to join the conversation and get talking about diabetes. With better awareness, more incidents of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and the money gathered from fundraising…