13th October 2017
Sunday 15th October is Global Handwashing Day, and according to the Royal Pharamaceutical Society we are not washing our hands as well as we should
12th October 2017
Today, 12th October, is World Arthritis Day and here is some useful information about the condition
12th October 2017
For everyone who likes to start the day with an egg, this week’s news from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is smashing.
10th October 2017
Researchers at Harvard University’s School of Public Health have further linked middle-aged spread to health risks in later life.
6th October 2017
New research suggests that stressful events, such as losing your job, divorce or the death of a loved one, can age your brain.
3rd October 2017
For years research has indicated that being happier can contribute to physical wellbeing, and now new research appears to show that it can even positively impact on the effectiveness of a flu jab.
29th September 2017
A woman who was diagnosed with an eye condition that can rob patients of their sight is back teaching arts and craft classes and she was able to send a postcard from Australia to the team who treated one of our treatment centres.
28th September 2017
We all feel better for a trip to the seaside, but a new study may reveal just how a nostalgic trip to the beach can support personal wellbeing, including in older people.
26th September 2017
Pharmacists and their pharmacy support teams are essential healthcare professionals. They have wide and varied roles within all sectors of healthcare.
26th September 2017
We all have the right to choose where we have NHS treatment, including NHS hospitals, private clinics which offer NHS care and organisations like Care UK treatment centres.
21st September 2017
This weekend thousands of cyclists will take to the roads for the TP ICAP L'Etape London, an annual event offering people three long distance rides and the chance to cycle around the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
18th September 2017
Eye health experts are warning people not to risk permanent visual impairment by ignoring the early signs of trouble.
15th September 2017
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. If you or a loved one are in pain and your wait for treatment is affecting your quality of life, read on to discover how you could be seen sooner….
14th September 2017
For most students freshers’ week can be overwhelming. Meeting new people, finding their way round the university campus and feeling a little home sick can all take their toll.
12th September 2017
Anthony Kearns, 71, a retired osteopath from Weston-Super-Mare, was so impressed by the quality and speed of his hip surgery at his local Care UK NHS Treatment Centre that he was intent on showing his appreciation to the team.
7th September 2017
Arthritis Research UK has unveiled a major report, The Nation’s Joint Problem, which reveals the current and future impact of two major forms of the condition, osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), on the economy, the NHS as well as families and individuals across the UK.
4th September 2017
Have members of your family ever talked about what you would do if one of you needed a heart, liver, kidney or other organ transplant to live? Would you accept a life-saving organ from a donor?
1st September 2017
Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing noises in the head or the ears which have no external source. It is often described as ringing in the ears but it can appear as almost any type of noise or mixture of noises.
29th August 2017
The media has recently been full of stories about sausages and other meat from pigs contaminated with hepatitis E, potentially causing health issues. But what is hepatitis E and what can be done to lessen the risk of contracting the virus?
29th August 2017
An advanced approach to shoulder replacement surgery is giving patients at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre the opportunity to be operated on and sent home in a single day.
25th August 2017
Families are being encouraged to enjoy multi-generational days out this bank holiday for the benefit of young and old alike.
24th August 2017
Today marks National Burger Day in the UK and, with households across the UK planning to get grilling over the bank holiday weekend, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is issuing top tips on how to ensure your barbecue is safe and enjoyable for all.
18th August 2017
Georgina Newland, 65, from Plymouth suffered from knee, back and hip pain for 15 years before treatment on a Mediterranean cruise began a course of action which led to her choosing a Care UK NHS Treatment Centre to have two hip replacements.
17th August 2017
Bowel Cancer UK has released statistics showing the rate of people dying from bowel cancer in the UK has plummeted by more than 30 per cent in the last 20 years.
14th August 2017
The team at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre are urging NHS patients who need hip or knee surgery to exercise their right to choose where they have their treatment in order to enjoy a pain free Christmas.
11th August 2017
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. If you are in a position where you or a loved one need to choose where to receive treatment, read our insider tips on how to make an informed decision.
7th August 2017
New research from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) shows that starting a variety of new hobbies can protect against cognitive decline. However, brain training games have little if any effect.
2nd August 2017
Social prescribing allows your GP, nurse or other healthcare professional to prescribe non-clinical activities to support or improve your health. It can involve a variety of activities which are often provided by voluntary and community sector organisations.
31st July 2017
If coverage of the Glastonbury or Latitude festivals has prompted you to book a ticket for one of the multitude of other music festivals on offer this summer, you might want to read this helpful advice.
27th July 2017As we go into the peak summer holiday season Care UK’s expert pharmacist from Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, Arevan Rahman, explains how the sun burns our skin and what to look out for when choosing a sunscreen.
20th July 2017
Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.
18th July 2017
The story of a woman who, in preparation for a routine cataract operation, was found to have 27 contact lenses is a prompt for us all to take better care of our eyes
17th July 2017
Tackling stress is just one way to maintain good memory and reduce the risk of dementia
17th July 2017
The number of children doing an hour of exercise each day falls by nearly 40 per cent between the ages of five and 12 and more than one-third of children in England are overweight by the time they leave primary school.
13th July 2017
Health experts are urging men in the South who spend a lot of time outdoors to protect themselves against the sun, to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
11th July 2017
Recently the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has published data which shows a shocking 24 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under in the past decade.
10th July 2017
10 years after the smoking ban in England, we explain why it is important to quit smoking before you have an operation
7th July 2017
No one was more surprised than Julia Kirby when a fluke skiing accident saw her change into a healthy-living challenge runner, but now she is preparing for her latest challenge and encouraging others to get fit.
4th July 2017
A new report, commissioned by Swim England’s Swimming and Health Commission, has confirmed the long-held belief that regular swimming is not only excellent for good physical health but also for overall wellbeing.
29th June 2017
With new research showing that the average middle-aged office worker is less active that a 75-year old, we offer six top tips on how to keep active at your desk
29th June 2017
National Blood Week (19-25 June) is a nationwide push to celebrate how blood donors make a difference every day, saving people whose lives depend on blood.
27th June 2017
Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat today. Around 11.9 million adults are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes but don’t even know it.
26th June 2017
Back in her Zumba class, Mrs Elizabeth Johnson is delighted that she decided to follow her husband in travelling to an NHS hospital in Derbyshire for her hip replacement.
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.