World Blood Donor Day: Who Can Donate?

June 14th is World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). This global event provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations while thanking people who have already donated. Figures from the NHS reveal that the trust needs over 200 000 new donors each year to meet future patient needs. There is currently a countrywide shortage, particularly

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How Carers Can Stay Healthy and Connected

Today, many unpaid carers are not receiving the advice and support they need. Some people don’t even realise they’re classed as carers, even though they are solely responsible for another person’s wellbeing. Taking place between 10-16 June 2019, Carers Week aims to raise awareness for carers of all ages and backgrounds. The main incentive is

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​Could Cycling Help Save the NHS?

​Could you do more to help the NHS? By boosting your physical activity you could have more of an impact than you realise. Cycling has been championed as a vital activity that could help provide both health and environmental benefits, as well as save the NHS money each year. As an easy and affordable way

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Smokers and Drinkers To Receive Help To Quit

Preventing ill health is the focus of the NHS’ new 10-year plan that aims to save up to 500,000 lives. The plans will give particular attention to smokers and drinkers, providing them with the support they need to quit, and reduce the risk of developing serious or fatal health conditions. It’s hoped that these measures

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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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