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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Latest News

Accountable GP

All patients have a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice.  If you wish to know who this is please contact the surgery.  You may of course continue to see any doctor of your choosing.

Health News from the BBC and the NHS

BBC Health
  • 'Asthma is a killer - it took away my miracle daughter'
    The mother of a 10-year-old asthma victim calls for the condition to be taken more seriously.
  • Danger map reveals health threat zone
    South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.
  • Ebola virus burial teams may have 'saved thousands of lives'
    A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.
  • 'Remarkable' drop in new HIV cases among men
    Among gay and bisexual men, new diagnoses have fallen for the first time in England.
  • Ninth avoidable baby death at NHS trust
    Maddison Jackson died in 2013 at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital after delays.
  • Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom
    More must be done to protect young people from cosmetic procedure industry, a report says.
  • First NHS proton beam machine arrives at Christie hospital
    The arrival of the machine means patients will no longer have to go abroad for proton beam therapy.
  • Century-old Parkinson's question answered
    Team find evidence the immune system is attacking the brain in Parkinson's.
  • Queen's Speech: Ground laid for dropping 'dementia tax'
    Queen's Speech promises reform of social care, but stops short of spelling out how.
  • How to make labour wards safer
    Experts identify the actions needed by reviewing all recent baby deaths and injuries on UK maternity wards.
NHS Choices Behind the Headlines
  • Can coffee machines and kettles spread toxic spores?
    "Your coffee machine could be making you ill," the Mail Online reports, saying that steam released by...
  • Does paracetamol taken in pregnancy affect masculinity?
    "Taking paracetamol when pregnant 'makes boys less manly, less aggressive and lowers their sex drive',"...
  • Sex link to older people's brain power, says study
    "Sex is the key to staying sharp in old age," reports the Mail Online after researchers found older people...
  • 'Contaminated air' on planes linked to health problems
    "Toxic fumes in aircraft cabins could cause serious health problems, scientists warn," reports The Sun....
  • Cholesterol-lowering jab 'shows promise' for heart disease
    "Cholesterol-lowering jab to help prevent heart disease," reports BBC Online. The headline refers to...
  • Blood test may show if prostate cancer treatment is working
    "Prostate cancer blood test helps target treatment," BBC News reports. A study found a blood test could...
  • Is a new flu pandemic just three mutations away?
    "Just three mutations are needed to make bird flu a potential pandemic strain that could kill millions,"...
  • Obese mums more likely to give birth to babies with birth defects
    "Women who are obese when they conceive are more likely to have a baby with serious birth defects," The...
  • Vegetarian dieting may lead to greater weight loss
    "Dieters who follow a vegetarian eating plan lose nearly twice as much weight," the Daily Mail reports...
  • Risk of aspirin-related bleeding is higher in the over-75s
    "People over 75 taking daily aspirin after a stroke or heart attack are at higher risk of major – and...
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