15th May 2019
When the mere mention of the inevitable end can stir up uncomfortable emotions, there rarely feels like a right time to bring it up. However, having these conversations before we have to have them, gives those around us the opportunity to air their fears, concerns, thoughts or wishes openly and in a relaxed environment.
9th May 2019
A retired Royal Marine and author calls us "the finest example of the NHS at its very best"
9th May 2019
A food allergy reaction can range from a blocked nose or hives, to vomiting or difficulty breathing, to anaphylaxis. These reactions happen after eating a particular food that causes the immune system to mount an attack against the ‘enemy’ food. When this food is consumed again, the antibodies previously created will trigger and kick-start the allergic reaction.
3rd May 2019Members of staff at popular hospital Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth are wielding garden tools in a bid to ‘green-up’ its site.
2nd May 2019
Only one in five people wash their hands with soap after going to the toilet. Many of those people will then go on to eat or prepare food for themselves or others leading to contamination and running the risk of causing illnesses such as food poisoning and flu.
29th April 2019Having a new hip or knee doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your garden.
25th April 2019Dedication to supporting LGBT+ prisoners across the prison estate has seen nurse Julia Waldron win a national award for her success and commitment.
25th April 2019Dedication to her patients and a passion to help tackle substance misuse has won an HMP Wealstun nurse a national award.
24th April 2019White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation.
24th April 2019Can’t get outside to enjoy the garden, or don’t have one?
18th April 2019Easter doesn’t have to mean saying yes to eating everything.
16th April 2019
Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s, that’s around one adult in every 350.
8th April 2019A Strood man is looking forward to his holiday on the beach after the team at Care UK's Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre helped him beat his extreme hospital phobia, allowing him to undergo surgery.
8th April 2019
April heralds the start of the marathon season in the UK. Here’s a few tips that will help you keep your cool on the day.
4th April 2019Friday 5th April is National Walk to Work Day, and it is a great reminder to ditch the car, put on some walking shoes and take some gentle but effective exercise.
4th April 2019
We are delighted to announce that Antonio Martin, our Anaesthetic Lead, has won the Care UK Health Care Medical Professional of the Year Award
2nd April 2019
National parks are great places to take a stroll in, but figures from Public Health England (PHE) show an alarmingly high amount of people aged between 40 and 60 are dangerously inactive.
1st April 2019A 26-year-old, who works for Reading-based Care UK Health Care, is urging people not to ignore the symptoms of the disease that killed her father 10 years ago.
27th March 2019
Whether it’s been a few weeks or a few years since you last exercised and made a conscious decision to improve your physical and mental health, it’s always the first step that is the hardest.
20th March 201911 steps to a healthy mouth (plus 5 food and drink dos and don’ts)Today, 20th March, is World Oral Health Day.
13th March 2019
13th March is No Smoking Day, and here are the 8 reasons why you should try to quit before having an operation
11th March 2019
This week is national Nutrition and Hydration Week. Here are our top 6 tips on eating and drinking healthily.
5th March 2019This month is Deep Venous Thrombosis Month.
1st March 2019
Our catering team at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre have achieved the best score possible from an inspection from the Food Standards Agency resulting in a 5-star rating
27th February 2019February is Heart Month, when we are all encouraged to do one small thing to improve the health of our hearts – from tweaking our diets to taking more exercise.
25th February 2019
Pre-Assessment Nurse Sara Watkins is to ride her motorbike in the Women Riders World Relay
25th February 2019Dr Marjorie Gillespie, Director of Primary Care at Care UK, wants eating disorder sufferers to be inspired by Eating Disorder Week (February 25-March 3) and take the decision to speak to their GP about their problem and not suffer in silence:“...
19th February 2019Mindfulness has been shown to help people with mental and physical health problems, from stress, anxiety and depression to chronic pain, eating disorders and concentration.
14th February 2019
This Sunday 17th February is Random Acts of Kindness Day. Every year, on this day, many people are inspired to spread a little kindness in a random way, but why save it all for one day?
12th February 2019As Valentine’s Day approaches, here’s a few thoughts on keeping those lips ready for a romantic kiss and curing some of the less attractive problems associated with our mouths.
8th February 2019
Saturday 9th February is Toothache Day! Our dental experts give their top tips on maintaining a healthy mouth
7th February 2019We are pleased to announce that with immediate effect David Riches has taken up the position of theatre manager for the unit.
6th February 2019When time, money and patience are in short supply, reaching for the high in saturated fat, sugar, salt and calorie-filled snacks and meals often feels like the cheaper, less stress, less fuss option.
5th February 2019One thing almost all dog owners have in common is that they have to walk their pets.
29th January 2019
NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people aged 17-45 to make a change this year by signing up and giving blood. They are encouraging younger donors to get involved to ensure a safe and steady supply of blood in the future.
16th January 2019
We all know we should be eating at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, but did you know that only 26 per cent of adults and 16 per cent of children regularly eat the right amount? Is it a coincidence then that 26 percent of adults in the UK are classed as obese?
15th January 2019
Southampton NHS Treatment Centre is the only hospital in Hampshire to be rated ‘Outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), according to its latest CQC report.
9th January 2019
When we think of bone deterioration, it’s usually osteoporosis that comes up first, but perhaps it shouldn’t be.
3rd January 2019
After every festive season, social services departments across the country see a sharp spike in call numbers.
20th December 2018
We are delighted to announce that we have donated more than £6,000 to charity and good causes this year - hughe thanks to everyone who has supported us
19th December 2018
Typically a time for family, food and festivities, Christmas means many things to many people. For a person with dementia, however, they may find the usual celebrations a bit overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an enjoyable Christmas together.
17th December 2018Out of hours health experts are encouraging patients to put more than mince pies and turkey on their wish list as we prepare for a week of fun and festivities.
13th December 2018
Read the latest winter survival guide to find out how you can make the most of this new season.
5th December 2018
With donations and match funding from Care UK, we have raised £826 for Plymouth Drake Foundation's Plymouth Children in Poverty campaign
5th December 2018
Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are diseases of the gut that can be debilitating for many sufferers. These long-term conditions in which parts of the digestive system become inflamed are two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
5th December 2018
Care UK Healthcare, the largest provider of clinical services to the NHS, announces a charity partnership with Bowel Cancer UK to raise awareness of the fourth most common cancer.
28th November 2018
According to figures from Carers UK, 6,000 people take on caring responsibilities every single day supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.
23rd November 2018A musculoskeletal and diagnostic service that helps to keep 75,000 Buckinghamshire people on the go each year has won this year’s LaingBuisson Primary Care Award.
19th November 2018Many health experts are now saying that the UK has a problem with alcohol.