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Seeing the light this Urology Awareness Month

In support of Urology Awareness Month we will be sharing guest blogs from health and social care experts to help raise awareness of Urology and Urology conditions, including how they affect people in the UK. Urology deals with diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract in men and women. It also covers the male reproductive […]

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Three-fifths of builders “would rub sun cream on a workmate”

Almost 60 per cent of construction workers would be happy to slap sun cream on a building site buddy, a survey suggests. When asked about attitudes to sun protection, 357 out of 625 Jewson customers said they would help their workmate apply sun cream. However, just over a third said they never apply their own […]

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Tackling premature mortality through the eyes of a family carer

Robina Mallett – Family Carer and member of the National LeDeR Steering Group blogs about why some people with a learning disability are dying before they should and what is being done to prevent it.  Our relatives with learning disabilities tend to have poorer health and die younger than the rest of the population. This […]

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Fewer than 2 in 10 people with a learning disability are in employment – Alana Wellstead, who has learning difficulties, speaks out about the benefits of working at NHS England

This Learning Disability Awareness Week (19-25 June), Alana reminds us of the benefits to employing a diverse workforce, not only for the organisation but also the individual. NHS England South has worked with the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust’s Project Search team – an international training programme aimed at supporting young people with learning disabilities […]

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Surrey health and care organisations sign devolution pledge

Local and national health and care organisations have signed an agreement to improve health and social care in Surrey Heartlands. The agreement sets out a roadmap towards devolution, outlining how partners will work together to improve the health outcomes of the 850,000 people living in Surrey Heartlands; which covers the area looked after by Guildford […]

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Don’t let embarrassment prevent you having your cervical screening

Every day 9 women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 3 women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under 35 but is largely preventable thanks to cervical screening (also known as the Smear Test) and the HPV vaccination programme. But, statistics show […]

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New occupational health service for GPs and dentists

A new occupational health service is now available to NHS GPs and dentists working across the South of England. The Heales Medical Group, an established provider of occupational health services began delivering the new service on 1 April 2017, following a procurement process led by NHS England’s regional team for the South. About the new […]

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