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Updates on the Salisbury incident

Updated: 22 March at 6.00pm Statement from Cara Charles-Barks, Chief Executive of Salisbury District Hospital: “I would like to make a brief statement on the condition of the patients who were exposed to the nerve agent and are receiving hospital treatment. I am pleased to say that Sergeant Nick Bailey’s condition has now improved and […]

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Updates on the Salisbury incident

Updated: 16 March at 5.00pm Following the incident in Salisbury on Sunday 4 March, three inpatients remain in the care of Salisbury District Hospital. A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s remain in a critical, but stable condition in intensive care after being exposed to a nerve agent. The police officer, who was […]

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Updates on the Salisbury incident

Updated: 15 March at 12.00pm Following the incident in Salisbury on Sunday 4 March, three inpatients remain in the care of Salisbury District Hospital. A man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s remain in a critical, but stable condition in intensive care after being exposed to a nerve agent. The police officer, […]

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World Diabetes Day Blog: Type 1 Diabetes Myth Busters

Katie Greenfield, Communications and Engagement Officer for Wessex, blogs about managing her type 1 diabetes and tackles some of the most common myths. Before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 13, I only had a very vague idea about what diabetes was. I thought that people with the condition couldn’t eat sweet things; that […]

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Carers are entitled to a free flu vaccine

Many people may not know that the free flu vaccine is also available to carers, as well as to those who suffer with serious illnesses or those who have a learning disability. It’s important that carers know they are entitled to the free flu vaccine helping to keep them free from contracting the debilitating virus, […]

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Consultant Urologist urges men to seek advice for urinary symptoms

The last in a series of guest blogs this Urology Awareness Month focuses on men who experience urinary symptoms and all too often suffer in silence. Mark Stott, Consultant Urologist at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust explains how urinary symptoms are very common in older men, so much so they are often accepted […]

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Ageing, menopause and the silent symptoms

The penultimate guest blog during Urology Awareness Month comes from Angie Rantell, Lead Nurse Urogynaecology / Nurse Cystoscopist at King’s College Hospital who addresses ageing and menopause symptoms – the ones often openly discussed, but more importantly the ones which aren’t – lifting the lid for those feeling alone or unable to seek help. Ageing […]

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A personal account: Putting the logical into urological

The second in a series of blogs during Urology Awareness Month offers a very candid account of urological conditions from a lay representative of NHS England’s Excellence in Continence Care Programme – Jacqueline Emkes – mother of four and secondary maths teacher from Bedfordshire. With lived experience, Jacqueline has created a short animation focussing on […]

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Pensioners in the South East urged to take up shingles vaccine offer

People in their 70s in the South East are being urged to protect themselves against shingles with a free vaccine. By the end of July, just over half of all eligible older patients in the South East had been vaccinated against shingles but the NHS is encouraging everyone who is offered the vaccine to take […]

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