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Antibiotic guardian

The rise of antibiotic resistance and raising global awareness

23 November 2020

The overuse of antibiotics on humans and animals has become a growing problem across the world, causing the emergence of antibiotic resistance.

Six signs you may need cataract surgery

Six signs you may need cataract surgery

20 November 2020

While cataracts can interfere with everyday life if left untreated, cataract surgery is a successful procedure with good results for almost all patients.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

There’s no need to be SAD: How to beat seasonal depression

19 November 2020

The winter blues are also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and can affect everyone differently.

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Obese people at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

16 November 2020

In the UK, obesity is one of the biggest health crises with 63% of adults in England being overweight or living with obesity.

Couple

Fun couples things to do in lockdown

12 November 2020

Finished your favourite series together? Watched all the films on your watch list? Week into lockdown it’s understandable that you might be running out of ideas of what to do as a couple.

Health anxiety

Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

6 November 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic you may have felt a heightened anxiety about your health, whether it’s constantly worrying you may have COVID-19 or worrying that you have an undiscovered underlying health problem.

Healthy Halloween

Ghoulish recipes for a healthy Halloween

30 October 2020

Even though Halloween is built on sweets and treats, there is still an opportunity to make health conscious decisions without losing the fun. Take a look at our healthy Halloween dishes to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

Bunion

Is bunion pain getting in the way of your life?

23 October 2020

Bunions can have a negative effect on your day to day life, making it hard to walk and wear shoes which are tight to your feet.

BAME Blood donors

Why we need more BAME blood donors

22 October 2020

As part of Black History Month, we want to make you aware of an important issue that heavily affects the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. In the UK, there is a shortage of BAME blood donors. Just last year, fewer than 5% of blood donors came from the BAME community.

Juliat Burns

Don’t be tempted to ignore sudden eye problems

22 October 2020

Seeing your optician as soon as a problem arises can lead to a speedy referral to a consultant and that can save your sight.

Nurul Ahad

National Osteoporosis Day

20 October 2020

Nurul Ahad, Practice Plus Group’s Head of Orthopaedics, explained: “Fragile bones are more likely to break, and unfortunately hardworking bones in your wrist, hip and spine are particularly vulnerable.”

ECCSA awards

Integrated Urgent Care shortlisted for prestigious awards following COVID-19 response

19 October 2020

We are delighted that our Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) call centres have been shortlisted as finalists for four prestigious awards at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards 2020 (ECCCSA 2020).

5 signs you may need an endoscopy

5 signs you may need an endoscopy

12 October 2020

An endoscopy is when a tube with a camera and a light is inserted into your body through your mouth, nose or anus to help identify and diagnose the cause of a variety of symptoms.

Indoor gardening

Simple ways to connect with nature more, when you can’t get out in it

16 September 2020

Nature is a powerful de-stressor, so getting out in it often is great for wellbeing and physical health. But what about those times when you just can’t get out in it? How can we benefit from nature when we can’t reach it?

Dr Asim Hasan

How I built my GP career: Dr Asim Hasan

14 September 2020

Dr Asim Hasan shares his career story - from joining as a GP trainee in 2011 to becoming the National Medical Director for Integrated Urgent Care at Care UK in less than a decade.

Toast

Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Posh toast topping, Quick couscous, and Antipasti salad

2 September 2020

We’re here with more mealtime inspiration! Our ‘Breakfast, lunch and dinner’ food series is all about good food, quick food and using up whatever you have in the cupboard. Don’t have something the recipe calls for? Substitute it for something you do have.

Dog

National Dog Day: The benefits of having a furry friend

26 August 2020

Wednesday 26th August is National Dog Day, which celebrates all things canine. Having a dog can be beneficial for your health in many different ways, from lowering your stress levels to reducing blood pressure – it’s no wonder they’re called “man’s best friend”!

Back to exercise

Returning to exercise after lockdown

18 August 2020

Has your fitness level decreased since the start of lockdown? We don’t blame you. With the world stuck inside and your favourite television series a button away, becoming a couch potato has been easier than ever.

Stay cool

Ways to stay cool at night and sleep better

11 August 2020

As the heat wave continues and the night’s offer little respite, not sleeping well because of it can make you feel over the summer novelty pretty quickly. Here’s a few tips to help you claim back the night.

Time to stop biting your nails

Time to stop biting your nails

21 May 2020

Nail biting is a common habit that can be triggered by overstimulation and feelings of anxiety.