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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Sexual Dysfunction: Where to Get Advice

Most men and women experience sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. Sexual health clinics provide much-needed support in this area, helping to improve wellbeing, strengthen family relationships and treat fertility problems. However, cuts to sexual services could leave thousands without support, leading to further potential problems for the NHS and its patients. About

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Understanding Epilepsy: What You Need to Know

March 26th is Epilepsy Awareness Day: an important day for understanding epilepsy and raising awareness. With more than 87 people diagnosed with epilepsy each day, this condition is more common than people think and can seriously impact the lives of those affected. With the right treatment, however, people with epilepsy can experience fewer symptoms and live

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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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