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Blog 2018-02-21T16:46:51+00:00

April is Stress Awareness month

First launched in 1992, it is a time used to raise public awareness about stress, how to recognise it and how to manage it. This includes highlighting the causes of stress, the negative effects stress can have on the mind and body, and how to relieve stress. Most people will experience stress at some point in their life, but constant or extreme stress is bad for both the mind and body. There are many causes of stress, from things that happen in day to day life to big or sudden traumatic events. There are lots of ways to keep [...]

April 19th, 2018|

Don’t give up giving up!

Giving up smoking can seem like a mammoth task, and most people have tried several times - it takes the average quitter 12 times to give up for good! That doesn’t mean it’s not worth trying - this could be your year! No Smoking Day falls on March 14th this year, and having a set date in mind can be helpful as you start your journey to quitting. There are so many benefits to quitting - you’ll reduce your risk of serious smoking-related illnesses, save money, develop a healthier complexion and reduce harm to those around you from passive [...]

March 8th, 2018|

Staying well

It’s always important to look after yourself, but especially so during the winter. Cold weather can have a serious impact on your health; so if you do start to feel unwell, even with a cough or a cold, get advice from your pharmacist straight away.  Your pharmacist can help you with lots of minor ailments, and popping into your local pharmacy can be much quicker and more convenient than having to wait for an appointment with your GP. The flu virus is much more prevalent at this time of year.  NHS Choices has lots of tips and advice about how [...]

February 21st, 2018|

Teledermoscopy by Communitas

In its delivery of an NHS commissioned Teledermoscopy service in Surrey Downs, Communitas Clinics is leading the way in reducing waiting times and improving healthcare alongside patient satisfaction, by using a combination of technology and expertise to link in with GP surgeries and allow for fast diagnosis and referral to appropriate services where necessary. The team developed a real time referral service to provide timely diagnosis and improve patients’ access to services. Using specialist technology GPs in surgeries in Surrey Downs are able to send clinical information and images to the dermatology specialists within the service and receive diagnoses and [...]

December 15th, 2017|