Health and Wellbeing

Students urged to get vaccinated after rise in measles

Students urged to get vaccinated after rise in measles

New university students are being urged to ensure they have been vaccinated against measles following outbreaks of the highly infectious illness. Public Health England has said that all first years should check they are up to date with their vaccines and seek MMR jabs if they have missed any. The call comes as the number… Read More…

New parent? Here’s a few tips from those that have been there

New parent? Here’s a few tips from those that have been there

Having a baby is a special time for every family, but the one thing that new parents miss the most about their pre baby life is sleep. While sleeping in shifts or just not sleeping through the night at all is a reality for a lot of parents with young children, the sleepless nights don’t… Read More…

How to access healthcare in B&NES over the August bank holiday weekend

How to access healthcare in B&NES over the August bank holiday weekend

Follow the advice given in the ‘3 before GP’ campaign, which Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group is backing: Self-care You can safely treat the symptoms of many minor ailments at home, with rest and over-the-counter medicines. Use trusted NHS online services The NHS Choices website offers advice on a range of health… Read More…

South West Ambulance Figures Improve

South West Ambulance Figures Improve

Ambulances are beginning to reach critically ill and injured people more quickly, but less sick people are still seeing long waits. South Western Ambulance Service has been struggling to get to C1, those deemed to have the most life-threatening conditions, patients within the national seven minute target. In March, paramedics were taking an average of… Read More…

Government backtracks on pledge to extend position of trust laws to sports coaches – as offences hit 179 in the South West of England

Government backtracks on pledge to extend position of trust laws to sports coaches – as offences hit 179 in the South West of England

·         Position of Trust crimes up 51 per cent across England and Wales since 2012 ·         179 position of trust offences in the South West of England since 2012 ·         Sports minister announced plan to make it illegal for coaches to have sex with young players aged 16 and 17 ·         Government rows back on promise made in Parliament… Read More…

New study shows Ritalin best to treat ADHD

New study shows Ritalin best to treat ADHD

A major scientific review has concluded that Ritalin and other drugs of the same class are the most effective and safest medications to prescribe children with ADHD. The review which appeared in the Lancet Psychiatry Journal, shows that these drugs work and work well despite many people’s concerns that children in the UK are over… Read More…

The benefit of a bond between your parents and your children

The benefit of a bond between your parents and your children

The summer holidays are almost upon us and the stress of finding someone who is able to provide adult supervision to the little folk in your family while you try and fit your work life around their holiday time is something we all feel. Some of us are lucky enough to have retired or semi-retired… Read More…

Food banks struggle during school holidays

Food banks struggle during school holidays

Food banks across the country are appealing for extra help to feed children during the school holidays, as a gap in school meals provision leads to higher demand and the drying up of donations. Anti-poverty charity, The Trussell Trust, has called on the public to donate to their local foodbanks during the summer holidays to… Read More…

Hospital admissions double for self-harming teenagers

Hospital admissions double for self-harming teenagers

The number of teenage girls being admitted to hospital in England after self-harming has nearly doubled compared with 20 years ago NHS figures suggest. Last year, the figure was 13,463 compared to 7,327 in 1997. In comparison, the number of boys admitted to hospital for self-harm rose from 2,236 in 1997 to 2,332 in 2017.… Read More…

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