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Dandruff

Causes and treatments for dandruff

8 January 2020 | Health news

Is your dandruff making you feel self-conscious? Fear not, dandruff can affect any of us and there are multiple ways of getting rid or reducing it.

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.

Recognising the signs of mouth cancer

Recognising the signs of mouth cancer

4 November 2019 | Health news

If you found a lump on your tongue or cheek, would it cross your mind that this could be cancer? Probably not is the answer most people would give.

White Coat Syndrome

White Coat Syndrome – How we can help?

24 April 2019 | Health news

White Coat Syndrome describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 8 patients experience the symptoms of White Coat Syndrome.

5 signs you may need a hip replacement

9 February 2019 | Health news

More than 50,500 hip 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 hip replacement?

Will Adams helps Strood man beat white coat syndrome

Will Adams helps Strood man beat white coat syndrome

11 December 2018 | Team news

Retired delivery driver Mr Thomas MacDonald had developed white coat syndrome some years ago when he had been told he could die under anaesthesia.

Crohn’s and Colitis

Crohn’s and Colitis: Don’t suffer in silence

5 December 2018 | Health news

Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis are diseases of the gut that can be debilitating for many sufferers.

Patient choice

Patient Choice in the NHS: 6 tips to help you choose where to have your NHS treatment

10 September 2018 | Health news

NHS patients have been able to choose where to receive NHS treatment since 2006, yet many of us still do not realise that Patient Choice is our right.

Volunteers Week

Be a volunteer – it’s good for you!

1 June 2018 | Health news

This week is Volunteer Week. Being a volunteer is a great way to give something of yourself to a favourite charity, cause or community – but as well as being good for those organisations, volunteering is also good for the health of you, the volunteer.

David Paine

Retired postman David swaps waiting list for faster treatment

26 March 2018 | Team news

When retired postman and keen angler David Paine had been waiting nine months for a knee replacement after his GP recommended he have surgery with no sign of an operation date in sight, he was at the point despair.

New surgeon brings specialist knowledge to Emersons Green

New surgeon brings specialist knowledge to Emersons Green

29 January 2018 | Team news

Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre has appointed a new consultant orthopaedic surgeon to further boost the services available to patients across the region.