The NHS – The Numbers You Should Know

How much do you know about the NHS? With the service turning 70 this year, a lot has been done to celebrate the service and to remind the public of what it is and what it can do. Whether you benefit from doctors, dental or other healthcare services, you can learn a lot about your

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Introduction Of Prescription Checks

Free prescriptions are one of the many benefits of the NHS, and thousands of patients receive free prescriptions each year. However, the NHS has been dealing with an increasing number of cases of ‘prescription fraud’, meaning patients will now have to face regular prescription checks in order to keep receiving their medication at no charge. But how

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The Importance Of Using Ambulances In The Right Way

A recent report conducted by NHS Improvement has highlighted major inefficiencies within the UK’s ambulance service. The reports states that these inefficiencies are likely to worsen if the issues are not addressed, as the demand for ambulances continues to soar. There are currently only 10 ambulance services in the UK, which is partly why ambulances

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The 2018 Flu Vaccine – Are You Ready?

It’s that time of year again. The nights are getting longer, the trees are turning brown and it’s time to talk about the flu vaccine. As the simple way to guard yourself against the flu virus, you’ll be wanting to book yours with your GP or pharmacist as soon as possible, providing you’re eligible. However,

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month – What You Need To Know

September is blood cancer awareness month. The chances are you are not sure what blood cancer is, or how to spot it. But in the UK alone, around 104 people are diagnosed with some form of blood cancer every day. You may know blood cancer by another name – leukaemia. Perhaps you are more aware of this disease,

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