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Lost or Stolen Medicine on Holiday – What to Do

Lost or Stolen Medicine on Holiday – What to Do

Having lost or stolen medicine on holiday can be worrying. To help you stay protected, here’s a few steps you can take to reduce the chances of medicines being lost or stolen when abroad: 1. Only Take What You Need Going out? Before heading off, plan what...
NHS 70 – The Past, Present & Future

NHS 70 – The Past, Present & Future

70 years ago, the National Health Service (NHS) was created. To mark the occasion, we’re looking back at its’ past, present and future. The NHS was created on the 5th of July 1948, launched by the health sectary at the time, Aneurin Bevan. For the first...
Understanding Over-The-Counter Medicines

Understanding Over-The-Counter Medicines

What are OTCs? Over-the-Counter (OTC) medicines (also known as ‘non-prescription’ medicines) can be bought without a prescription and used to prevent or treat a range of conditions. They are categorised into ‘General Sales List’ (GSL) and...
Medsmart, GDPR and Your Data

Medsmart, GDPR and Your Data

Hello! By now you’re probably aware that the way in which all companies who hold your personal data are regulated and monitored in the EU is being changed through the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). And thats a good thing! To help you understand...
Vitamin D, what do patients say about it?

Vitamin D, what do patients say about it?

Vitamin D is created by our bodies when exposed to sunlight, did you know that? Once the cold and grey settles in for the Winter months, we can’t help but feel blue. However, the lack of sunlight might have more of an effect on your health than you realize. Indeed,...
SSRI anti-depressants, what do patients say about them?

SSRI anti-depressants, what do patients say about them?

SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) anti-depressants are commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of depression or panic attacks. It should be taken once a day, and patients start seeing improvements in their mood after 4 to 6 weeks. Even though most patients...