17th July 2019
As we age, we tend to drastically reduce our activity levels. This can affect our health by increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as affecting our emotional wellbeing. Summer is the perfect time to get outside and boost fitness levels while soaking up a bit of sun.
16th July 2019Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre is expanding its green credentials still further by joining Plymouth’s Plan for Plastics.
10th July 2019
A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.
5th July 2019Dr Afiniki Akanet, one of Care UK’s registrars for Warwickshire, has done it again with the upcoming release of her second motivational book, Taking CSA Tomorrow: Get in the right mindset for your MRCGP exam.
3rd July 2019
Having the opportunity to let go for a while and recharge the batteries is one of the main reasons why people go on holiday. But letting go too much and finding you’ve brought back new health issues or a bigger waistline with you, often takes away from the relaxing time you had and creates new stresses for you to deal with once you’re home again.
1st July 2019
Surges in temperatures this week may affect commuters more than other people and a London-based GP is urging people to plan in advance to prevent pain later.
28th June 2019When John Beaumont, 71 from Barnstaple, reached the point when the pain in his knee meant he could barely walk, he was worried that news of a year to 18-month waiting time for a knee replacement at his local hospital would ...
25th June 2019
Dr Tara Dukkipati, a senior GP for Care UK in Essex, offers some advice on minimising the impact of hay fever and dispels some common misconceptions.
24th June 2019Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre’s pharmacist is advising festival goers to think before they pack their bags, to avoid health pitfalls and ensure that their summer of fun doesn’t turn from a bang into a whimper.
21st June 2019Yoga derives from Sanskrit which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’.
20th June 2019Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition which affects around 400,000 people in the UK.
19th June 2019
In season from June to July in the UK, now is the prime time to try your hand at a bit of cherry picking if you enjoy them fresh and juicy. Here are a few ideas of what you can do with your cherry haul:
17th June 2019When Paul Gidley, 62, from Ernesettle in Plymouth attended Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre for an assessment for a knee operation, little did he know that the appointment would save his life.
14th June 2019The benefit of Indoor Bowling is that it can be played at any time, no matter the weather.
13th June 2019
No two people will have the same experience of dementia. And it’s not just about memories being lost. One area that may affect someone with dementia is their appetite.
11th June 2019
Our wonderful patients have given us perfect scores as part of the national Friends and Family Test
10th June 2019Ade Adeniyi, consultant urological surgeon and medical director at our Emerson Green NHS Treatment Centre, is encouraging all men, and the partners who support them, to use Men’s Health Week as an opportunity to evaluate and improve ...
7th June 2019
Our endoscopy service has achieved Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation at the first attempt, plus the 5 signs you may need an endoscopy
6th June 2019
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
6th June 2019
We are delighted to welcome Sarah Fell to our team as Finance Manager
28th May 2019Cataract surgery is the most common procedure carried out by the NHS, with around 400,000 operations a year.
22nd May 2019
A marketing coordinator for Primary Care at Care UK Health Care in Reading is set to skydive from a plane 10,000 feet up to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity.
21st May 2019The hard-working team at Suffolk NHS 111’s Integrated Urgent Care call centre have dedicated a year to raising awareness of bowel cancer and supporting a charity that helps sufferers and their families.
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:“...