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  • ​Antibiotic resistance

    ​How the Government Plans to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance

    ​The Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced plans to tackle the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. It is hoped that changes to funding as well as continued efforts to reduce the amount of antibiotics prescribed to patients will help to reduce the problem. But how will the plans be put in place and what role…

  • curbing prescriptions

    NHS To Curb Prescriptions

    In a bid to cut costs on the number of unnecessary prescriptions issued each year, the NHS will be phasing out the issue of ‘low priority’ prescriptions for items such as silk undergarments and some other kinds of medication and items. Curbing prescriptions could save the NHS up to £68 million a year, freeing up…

  • Prescription checks

    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…

  • MG

    MG – What You Need To Know

    What is MG? Many people are unaware of the latest emerging sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is causing concern among health experts. There are fears that the disease could become the next ‘superbug’ unless people take the right precautions. Are you in charge of your sexual health? Find out more about MG and what you…

  • 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…