Healthcare leaders gear up for regional economic summit

Around 200 delegates across the West Midlands’ healthcare and life sciences landscape will be flocking to Telford in December for an annual economic summit, examining the links between health and wealth and the implications for the region of recent...

British Muslim Charity Making a Difference in the Lives of the Elderly

Volunteers from Wakefield based charity, Penny Appeal, have been responding to the growing number of older people who experience loneliness by organising social visits and musical entertainment for local residents. Their latest visit was to the Well Springs Nursing Home...

Breast Cancer Awareness – How We Can Beat it.

Every year around 60,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK alone, that’s the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes. At Sipsey, being specialists in mastectomy fittings, we have been working hard to raise awareness about looking...

Monthly Health with Dr Phil Dyer

This month Dr Dyer gives advice on irritable bowel syndromeIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects both men and women. It is a common functional disorder of the gut, with symptoms including recurrent abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and irregular bowel function...

BAME Mental Health

Service Launches in Nottingham A new support service has launched in Nottingham to promote mental health awareness and wellbeing among the city’s black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities.   The free service, called STEPS (Support Towards Empowering People Service), offers one-to-one...

Missed GP appointments in the West Midlands costing NHS millions

More than one million general practice appointments are being wasted in the West Midlands each year because patients fail to turn up without prior warning. There are around 22 million booked slots with GPs,...

India Creates World First Vaccine for Leprosy

India has produced the world’s first vaccine for leprosy, headed by G.P. Talwar, the founder-director of the National Institute of Immunology. The first-of-its-kind vaccine, mycobacterium indicus pranii, is to undergo a pilot run across Bihar and Gujarat in the...

Get Happy, Get Healthy!

Pupils from years 5 and 6 at Parks Primary school in Leicester took part in a range of workshops on Tuesday 14 June as part of a ‘Get Happy, Get Healthy’ day organised by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT). The...

Tummy trouble?…Don’t ignore the warning signs!

Don’t ignore the warning signs: New campaign in the Midlands aims to drive awareness of persistent tummy troubles as possible signs of cancer In the Midlands around 55,800 people are diagnosed with cancer each year and around 26,100 die of...

30 Seconds Chats with Doctors Enough to Trigger Weight Loss

Study shows that having a short thirty second talk with doctors or GP’s about weight can be enough to get patients to immediately start shedding the pounds. The research, published by Lancet and complied by University of Oxford researchers...