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 Take time to check your pee – it could save your life
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Take time to check your pee – it could save your life

18th September 2019

September is National Urology Awareness Month and a Bristol-based expert is encouraging people to check their pee to potentially save their lives.
Plymouth bowel cancer evening
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Plymouth bowel cancer evening

12th September 2019

Members of the Plymouth and District Bowel Cancer Support Group visited Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre to find out more about family links to bowel cancer, and how endoscopy is used to help with early diagnosis of the condition.
Research shows 1 in 5 awaiting a hip replacement are in ‘extreme pain or discomfort’
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Research shows 1 in 5 awaiting a hip replacement are in ‘extreme pain or discomfort’

11th September 2019

New research from the University of Edinburgh has disproved the perception that pain from hip and knee arthritis is only mildly discomforting and that surgery is an option.
Find your time again with these ten time-management tips
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Find your time again with these ten time-management tips

11th September 2019

Managing your time more effectively and efficiently, whether it’s in your personal or professional life - or even both, may help to give you the balance you are searching for.

The law around organ donation in England is changing
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The law around organ donation in England is changing

4th September 2019

Most people support organ donation in principle and would be willing to donate their organs after their death. However, many people do not make this decision clear either by signing on to the NHS Organ Donor Register or telling their family. The change in law is better believed to reflect what most people want to happen and will help save and improve more lives.

Why you should always check your food labels
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Why you should always check your food labels

28th August 2019

Checking nutrition labels on the foods you eat helps you to keep track of the amount of nutrients, fats, salts and sugars you’re having to help you to live a healthier lifestyle.
Helping the Homeless in the Summer
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Helping the Homeless in the Summer

21st August 2019

Homeless charity ‘Shelter’ estimates that around 320,000 people in Great Britain are homeless.
Suicide: It’s too big a deal not to talk about it
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Suicide: It’s too big a deal not to talk about it

14th August 2019

Opening up a dialogue around mental health, suicide, thoughts and feelings is important and shouldn’t be avoided whether loved ones are in crisis or not. It may just save a life.

From sofa star to star striker
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From sofa star to star striker

7th August 2019

Football has arguably never been as popular, but is that popularity amounting to more people playing football?

The benefits and fun of playing golf
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The benefits and fun of playing golf

31st July 2019

National Golf Month aims to inspire more people into the game and highlight the benefits of a good round of golf.

What makes water so good for us?
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What makes water so good for us?

24th July 2019

Did you know, water accounts for 60 per cent of your body weight and that every system in the body needs water to function?

Tracy's assistant practitioner qualification
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Tracy's assistant practitioner qualification

23rd July 2019

Tracy Nokes, 58, a health care assistant at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, has successfully taken her career to the next level by qualifying as an assistant practitioner.
Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing
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Have fun in the sun to boost your health and wellbeing

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.

Peninsula joins Plymouth's Plan for Plastics Initiative
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Peninsula joins Plymouth's Plan for Plastics Initiative

16th July 2019

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre is expanding its green credentials still further by joining Plymouth’s Plan for Plastics.
Are you tick aware?
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Are you tick aware?

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.

Congratulations to Warwickshire registrar on her second motivational book release
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Congratulations to Warwickshire registrar on her second motivational book release

5th July 2019

 Dr 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.
How to keep healthy on your holidays
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How to keep healthy on your holidays

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.

Hot weather advice for commuters
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Hot weather advice for commuters

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.

Fear of year-long wait led John to pay for knee replacement
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Fear of year-long wait led John to pay for knee replacement

28th June 2019

When 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 ...
The sneezy season: how to improve hay fever symptoms
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The sneezy season: how to improve hay fever symptoms

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.

Pharmacist advice on how to stay healthy at this year’s music festivals
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Pharmacist advice on how to stay healthy at this year’s music festivals

24th June 2019

 Emersons 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.
National Yoga Day, Friday 21st June
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National Yoga Day, Friday 21st June

21st June 2019

 Yoga derives from Sanskrit which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’.
The 5 signs to look for rheumatoid arthritis
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The 5 signs to look for rheumatoid arthritis

20th June 2019

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition which affects around 400,000 people in the UK.
Five recipes that will make the most of cherry season
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Five recipes that will make the most of cherry season

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:

How a pre-knee op assessment saved my life
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How a pre-knee op assessment saved my life

17th June 2019

When 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.
What is Indoor Bowls?
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What is Indoor Bowls?

14th June 2019

 The benefit of Indoor Bowling is that it can be played at any time, no matter the weather.
Dementia and food: a big appetite or no appetite?
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Dementia and food: a big appetite or no appetite?

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.

We get perfect scores from our patients!
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We get perfect scores from our patients!

11th June 2019

Our wonderful patients have given us perfect scores as part of the national Friends and Family Test

Men’s Health Week
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Men’s Health Week

10th June 2019

Ade 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 ...
We achieve national accreditation for our endoscopy service
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We achieve national accreditation for our endoscopy service

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

High blood pressure: the silent killer. Could you have it?
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High blood pressure: the silent killer. Could you have it?

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.

We appoint a new Finance Manager
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We appoint a new Finance Manager

6th June 2019

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Fell to our team as Finance Manager

6 signs you may need cataract surgery
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6 signs you may need cataract surgery

28th May 2019

​Cataract surgery is the most common procedure carried out by the NHS, with around 400,000 operations a year.
Skydiving for mental health
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Skydiving for mental health

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.

Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer
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Suffolk NHS 111 raises funds for charity and awareness of UK’s fourth most common cancer

21st May 2019

The 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.
How to open up the conversation around death and dying
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How to open up the conversation around death and dying

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.

Sailor set fair following hernia operation
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Sailor set fair following hernia operation

9th May 2019

A retired Royal Marine and author calls us "the finest example of the NHS at its very best"

Food allergies: the facts
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Food allergies: the facts

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.

We enhance our green credentials
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We enhance our green credentials

3rd May 2019

Members of staff at popular hospital Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth are wielding garden tools in a bid to ‘green-up’ its site.
Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!
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Why you need to be washing your hands properly, every time!

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.

Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement
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Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement

29th April 2019

Having a new hip or knee doesn’t mean that you have to give up on your garden.
Support for LGBT+ issues wins nurse national award
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Support for LGBT+ issues wins nurse national award

25th April 2019

Dedication to supporting LGBT+ prisoners across the prison estate has seen nurse Julia Waldron win a national award for her success and commitment.
Nurse who invented drug rehab board game wins national award
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Nurse who invented drug rehab board game wins national award

25th April 2019

Dedication to her patients and a passion to help tackle substance misuse has won an HMP Wealstun nurse a national award.
White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?
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White Coat Syndrome - How we can help?

24th April 2019

White 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.
Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden
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Gardening indoors when you don’t have a garden

24th April 2019

Can’t get outside to enjoy the garden, or don’t have one?
How to stay healthy this Easter
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How to stay healthy this Easter

18th April 2019

Easter doesn’t have to mean saying yes to eating everything.
Think you know about Parkinson's?
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Think you know about Parkinson's?

16th April 2019

Every hour, two people in the UK are told they have Parkinson’s, that’s around one adult in every 350.

Care UK helps Strood man beat white coat syndrome
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Care UK helps Strood man beat white coat syndrome

8th April 2019

A 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.
Advice for marathon runners
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Advice for marathon runners

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.

National Walk to Work Day
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National Walk to Work Day

4th April 2019

Friday 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.