21st June 2017
With the Glastonbury Festival in full swing and a summer of festivals and outdoor events ahead of us, it is easy to forget how much pressure avoidable, festival related health problems add to local NHS services.
21st June 2017To mark Food Safety Week (19-25 June) we look at how to ensure your alfresco dining doesn’t lead to food poisoning.
20th June 2017
Did you know that older people are much more vulnerable to dehydration, leading to an increased risk of falling?
19th June 2017
A local hospital has taken action to help explain to patients that they have the right to choose where they receive NHS treatment.
16th June 2017
As parts of the country are expected to see very hot and sunny weather this weekend, health experts have issued advice on how to stay safe and well.
12th June 2017
Care UK doctors and nurses spend a lot of their time during hay fever season helping patients to manage severe cases of the condition.
9th June 2017
This week, 10th to 18th June, is National Bike Week designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of cycling. Riding a bike is a great way to exercise, but if you’ve had knee replacement surgery how should you get back in to the saddle? Our Physiotherapy Team offers seven top tips.
8th June 2017Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.
7th June 2017
A large research study from the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter has revealed that older people are not being referred for mental health support nearly as frequently as their younger counterparts, despite achieving better outcomes when they are referred.
31st May 2017
New research by scientists at three Scottish universities has linked smoking to liver damage in unborn babies.
30th May 2017
Debra Fox, Care UK’s dementia expert, looks at how you can use television programmes to have a positive effect on the wellbeing of loved ones living with dementia.
27th May 2017
A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.
26th May 2017
A young Conference League referee who was struck down by crippling back pain is about to head back onto the pitch following spinal surgery at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre.
17th May 2017
The world’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia – with its first line composed by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion – has been published on National Memory Day.
12th May 2017
Support for International Nurses Day came in the form of applying an arm sling at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre on Friday (12 May), as team members joined in a 60-second challenge as part of their celebrations.
10th May 2017
More than one in three British people have been sunburnt in the last year while in the UK, and of those 28 per cent were sunburnt three or more times, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists to mark Sun Awareness Week (8-14 May).
8th May 2017
More than 40 years after a horrific crash Mr Geoffrey Oldknow is looking forward to a summer riding around the Peak District on his motor bike, thanks to surgery at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre.
8th May 2017
When we cut ourselves, the body’s normal response is to form a clot to stop the bleeding and begin the process of healing. Blood clots can form in any part of the body and most of the time they are harmless. However, in certain situations the likelihood of blood clots forming as a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is significantly increased.
3rd May 2017
Spring is a great season for a walk, and in this part of the world we are blessed with some stunning options for walks, from coastal paths to canal walks, hills and woodland, and everything in between. If you’re planning a serious stroll make sure your body is ready and you are prepared.
3rd May 2017
May is National Walking Month and, with the warmer weather around the corner, it is a wonderful time to think about how much time we spend on our feet and the many health benefits of taking to the pavements and countryside.
28th April 2017
New research has shown that younger people eating popular ‘clean eating ‘ diets could be putting themselves at the risk of a bone thinning disease later in life.
27th April 2017
Hip surgery, either total or partial replacement or resurfacing, is the most commonly carried out surgical procedure in the UK. According to the National Joint Registry around 98,600 hip procedures were undertaken in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2016. So far, in 2017, there have been around 1,200.
26th April 2017
If recent excesses of food, chocolate and hot cross buns have taken their toll on your body why not consider some healthy living tips to help put things right?
24th April 2017
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is caused by compression of the median nerve, one of the nerves that controls feeling and movement in the hands.
24th April 2017
Eating your lunch ‘al desko’ may be an increasing part of working life in Britain but on Friday 28 April we are all being encouraged to take a break and go for a walk.
21st April 2017
This month, young and old alike picked up their skipping ropes as school and community groups took part in events designed to highlight the health benefits of skipping.
19th April 2017
For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke but Dr Asim Hasan, Care UK’s regional medical director for London, knows that the whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent night.
13th April 2017
The National Osteoporosis Society has released research today which shows that four in 10 of those aged between 18 and 24 who are on or have tried so-called ‘clean eating’ diets may be at risk of osteoporosis.
13th April 2017
Easter is a special time for many families; the chance to spend four days together is a rare treat for many and, for those caring for a loved one with dementia, it offers the opportunity for some fun activities that also increase health and wellbeing.
11th April 2017
Osteoporosis happens when the meshes that form our bones become thin. This causes bones to become fragile and more susceptible to fractures. Osteoporosis does not mean that a bone will break, but it raises the risk of fracture.
10th April 2017
With more people seeking refuge from the gloomy British weather at Easter with a trip somewhere warm, an experienced GP is warning spring sun-seekers to take some basic measures to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
5th April 2017
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years.
3rd April 2017
One in six of us experiences joint pain every day. It can make day-to-day tasks, like brushing your teeth, making a cup of tea or getting a good night’s sleep really difficult.
31st March 2017
March has been ovarian cancer awareness month. As this special campaign draws to a close we thought it would be good to find out more about this disease.
27th March 2017
The highest rate of first seizures occurs in new-born babies and those over the age of 65. But while paediatric services provide gold-standard facilities for children with epilepsy, treating people in later life often remains more of a challenge.
22nd March 2017Are you feeling tired all the time?
20th March 2017
The team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre have been astounded by the recovery of a patient who is back at the gym just over two weeks after a complete knee replacement.
14th March 2017
In the UK glaucoma affects 1 per cent of people aged over 40 and 5 per cent over the age of 80. World Glaucoma Week (12-18 March 2017) will see healthcare professionals across the country educating people about the eye condition that can lead to blindness.
13th March 2017
Patients at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre will be able to pick up a free book of expert advice on how to keep properly nourished as the team celebrate National Nutrition and Hydration Week.
10th March 2017
When former head teacher Clare Welfare woke up with a severely swollen knee she had no idea that the infection would permanently damage her knee, leaving her with a limp. But now, thanks to surgery at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre, she is back on the golf course and even taking on triathlons.
9th March 2017
A study, recently released by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, has linked obesity with abnormal sleeping patterns and genetics.
6th March 2017
According to NHS England, smoking remains the biggest cause of premature death in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths in the UK annually.
2nd March 2017
Following an investigation by The Daily Telegraph, which found that approximately nine million packs of chicken sold each year have dangerous levels of a deadly bacteria on the outside of the packaging, food safety experts are warning supermarket shoppers to wash their hands at home before eating or feeding children.
1st March 2017
Care UK medical director Dr Marco la Malfa is calling on people not to be put off by a new study from scientists at Imperial College London that claims we should be aiming to double the five portions a day of fruit and vegetables recommended by the Department of Health.
28th February 2017
Best ties and posh frocks were the order of the day for the team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre as they went to collect their finalist certificate at this year’s Elastic FM Community Awards.
27th February 2017
The recent announcement that MPs have launched a commission to tackle the ‘silent epidemic’ of loneliness across the UK in honour of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox has bought this subject firmly back into the spotlight.
20th February 2017
So called smart inhalers are poised to be available to patients shortly and have the potential to transform care for people with asthma.
15th February 2017
What would you do if you suspect someone you love has just suffered a stroke? A new campaign has been launched to remind people of the main symptoms of stroke and the importance of calling 999 immediately.
14th February 2017
While you may be planning to pucker-up on 14 February, be careful you aren’t giving or getting a bit more than you bargained for.
9th February 2017
How do you show your loved one you care? Do you send them flowers, whisk them away for a romantic break or give serious consideration to whether they are getting enough calcium, the building block of healthy bones?