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Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Posh toast topping, Quick couscous, and Antipasti salad

2 September 2020 | Health news

We’re here with more mealtime inspiration! Our ‘Breakfast, lunch and dinner’ food series is all about good food, quick food and using up whatever you have in the cupboard. Don’t have something the recipe calls for? Substitute it for something you do have.

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National Dog Day: The benefits of having a furry friend

26 August 2020 | Health news

Wednesday 26th August is National Dog Day, which celebrates all things canine. Having a dog can be beneficial for your health in many different ways, from lowering your stress levels to reducing blood pressure – it’s no wonder they’re called “man’s best friend”!

Back to exercise

Returning to exercise after lockdown

18 August 2020 | Health news

Has your fitness level decreased since the start of lockdown? We don’t blame you. With the world stuck inside and your favourite television series a button away, becoming a couch potato has been easier than ever.

Stay cool

Ways to stay cool at night and sleep better

11 August 2020 | Health news

As the heat wave continues and the night’s offer little respite, not sleeping well because of it can make you feel over the summer novelty pretty quickly. Here’s a few tips to help you claim back the night.

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Obese people at higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19

6 August 2020 | Health news

In the UK, obesity is one of the biggest health crises with 63% of adults in England being overweight or living with obesity.

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Orthopaedic surgeon contributes to international textbook

27 July 2020 | Team news

An award-winning orthopaedic surgeon from Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre is one of just 30 orthopaedic surgery experts worldwide who have contributed to a new orthopaedic textbook for medical students, trainees and junior surgeons – “Orthopaedics of the Upper and Lower Limb”.

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Fun couples things to do in lockdown

1 June 2020 | Health news

Finished your favourite series together? Watched all the films on your watch list? In our eleventh week of lockdown it’s understandable that you might be running out of ideas of what to do as a couple.

When a gut feeling could be a problem

When a gut feeling could be a problem

6 April 2020 | Health news

April is the awareness month for both bowel cancer and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If your doctor says that you need endoscopy to investigate symptoms, you can ask to be referred to us to have your tests done.

Patient choice

Why health anxiety is a medical problem

23 March 2020 | Health news

The ironic thing about hypochondria is that it’s actually a medical condition itself. People with health anxiety may not be suffering from the illnesses they imagine they have but they may be suffering from a mental health condition which can seriously affect their wellbeing.

Susanne Charlton

GP praises Peninsula Treatment Centre

21 February 2020 | Team news

When Dr Susanne Charlton a GP at Port View Surgery, needed treatment for trigger thumb and a carpal tunnel decompression, she turned to Peninsula Treatment Centre in Plymouth.

5 signs you may need knee replacement surgery

8 December 2019 | Health news

More than 70,000 knee replacements took place across England and Wales last year. It is a major, yet effective and common operation and over time becomes the only way to eradicate pain and improve quality of life. How do you know when you need a knee replacement?

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3 tips for having your NHS surgery sooner. Why wait longer than you need to?

1 December 2019 | Health news

The maximum waiting time for non-urgent consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks, and if you have to wait longer this is known as a ‘breach’. With a little research and discussion with your GP or other referring clinician, it is possible to receive such treatment well within the 18-week maximum period.