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Don’t just sit there, get your trainers on

The Global Head of Health and Wellbeing for the parkrun event calls on primary care staff to join thousands of others pledging their support: In June last year parkrun and the Royal College of General Practitioners launched the hugely successful parkrun practice initiative. More than 800 general practices have now signed up to be a […]

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Coping with a veteran’s mental health issues

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week Carolyn Stirling-Yeatman, whose husband Jim has been diagnosed with multi-complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), discusses the mental health of veterans and the help and support they both receive from the Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service: ‘Leave him,’ they said.  So many people trying to offer advice. That was […]

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Dying Matters, so let’s be ready

To mark the start of Dying Matters Week, NHS England and Improvement’s National Clinical Director for End of Life Care considers the theme of the week – ‘Are We Ready?’ – and how open communication with patients approaching death can enable better, more personalised care focussing on what matters to them: Why is Dying Matters […]

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