How to use the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening kit If you are aged 60 to 74, you will be sent an NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Kit every two years. It is a simple ‘at home’ test that looks for tiny amounts of blood in your poo, which can indicate bowel cancer. Every year more than … Continued
Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) The NHS Plan promises to ‘upgrade NHS support to all care home residents who would benefit by 2023/24, with the EHCH model rolled out across the whole country.’ Older people living in care homes have not always been able to expect equal access to NHS services, despite the fact … Continued
What is Social Prescribing It is thought that up to one in five GP appointments is about a wider issue than just health. While GPs are of course experts in assessing and treating a huge range of medical issues, they are not always best placed to know where people can find support for non-clinical matters. … Continued
What is screening? The NHS has a comprehensive screening plan designed to identify if you are at higher risk of developing several health problems. Risk factors can exist without symptoms, so screening targets otherwise healthy people. Screening means increased risk can be identified and treated early, reducing the chance of the conditions developing. When … Continued
Memory Loss We can all be forgetful at times, misplacing keys, or losing our train of thought while talking, but it is useful to know what is normal, what is not, and when it is the right time to seek help. Stress and Memory Loss Feeling stressed affects both our ability to recall information … Continued
District Nurses District Nurses take care of people in the community rather than in hospitals. Typically, they will visit patients in their homes or residential care homes. For patients who have physical disabilities or life-limiting illnesses and their families, District Nurses are an essential source of support. Their clinical skills provide people with vital care … Continued
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