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  • 45% of EU Doctors Could Leave after Brexit

    45% of EU Doctors Could Leave after Brexit

    BMA Survey The British Medical Association has warned that nearly half of EU doctors working in the UK (45%) are considering leaving as a consequence of Brexit.  18% – nearly 1 in 5 – has already made plans to leave the UK. These figures come from a survey of 1,720 EEA (European Economic Area) doctors working… Read more →

  • 10 Minute NHS GP Consultations ‘Crazy’

    10 Minute NHS GP Consultations ‘Crazy’

    Shortest consultation time in the world Putting patient health at risk NHS GPs are warning that the UK average 10 minute GP consultation time is too short and risks undermining care if more patients are pushed out of hospitals. The average consultation time in the UK is 10 minutes, yet the number of consultations carried… Read more →

  • Why Choose a Private Dentist?

    Why Choose a Private Dentist?

    In the UK, the NHS provides subsidised or even free dental care for legal residents, but many people choose to pay for private dentistry. So what’s the difference? NHS Dental Care Dentistry provided on the NHS is subsidised by the government. It’s not free (apart from certain categories), but you still don’t pay the full cost of… Read more →

  • BBC 5 Live Drive: Dr Sadek Advises on SAD

    BBC 5 Live Drive: Dr Sadek Advises on SAD

    Seasonal Affective Disorder The Smart Clinics’ GP Dr Khaled Sadek appeared on BBC 5 live Drive, providing expert advice on Seasonal Affective Disorder. This is a type of depression which affects people during winter due to the shorter days and lack of sunlight. Around 1 in 15 Brits are thought to have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)…. Read more →

  • NHS Missing Targets in London

    NHS Missing Targets in London

    An ageing population and pressure on budgets are placing increasing pressure on the NHS, which is showing in the latest local figures. The BBC has produced an interactive tracker which enables people to search by postcode and see local performance against 3 key NHS waiting-time measures, using the latest published data for: A&E treatment Target to treat… Read more →

  • World Mental Health Day 2017

    World Mental Health Day 2017

    Mental Health in the Workplace October 10th is World Mental Health Day and this year, the theme is ‘Mental Health in the Workplace’. This event raises awareness of mental health issues and the focus on the workplace has been a powerful one, putting the mental health of employees to the forefront and showing companies/employers how they… Read more →

  • Universal Flu Vaccine on the Horizon?

    Universal Flu Vaccine on the Horizon?

    Better Protection from All Strains A new universal flu vaccine has reached trial stage in the UK, offering hope of a more effective immunisation for the future. This is very welcome news for those who criticise the limitations of the current vaccine. The standard flu jab is remade each year based on a prediction of the… Read more →

  • The Future of London Private Healthcare

    The Future of London Private Healthcare

    An article on website Private Healthcare UK looks at what to expect over the next 8 years in London healthcare in its feature ‘London Private Healthcare in 2025’.  The report identifies the rise in ‘self-pay’ – clients seeking treatment privately rather than on the NHS. LaingBuisson data shows that the non-cosmetic self-pay market has risk… Read more →

  • Osteopath Nick Cowan Joins London Medical Practice

    Osteopath Nick Cowan Joins London Medical Practice

    The Smart Clinics, South Kensington The Smart Clinics welcome Osteopath Nick Cowan, to the London team.  Nick Cowan brings excellent credentials and experience to The Smart Clinics’ medical centre. He initially qualified as an Osteopath in 2004 and is fully registered with the General Osteopathic Council, having graduated from the British college of Osteopathic medicine. He… Read more →

  • Severe Winter Flu Warnings for 2017

    Severe Winter Flu Warnings for 2017

    NHS Warnings The NHS chief executive Simon Stevens has warned that 2017 is expected to be a severe flu season for the UK, following the recent outbreak in Australia and New Zealand. In a speech at the Health and Care Innovation Expo conference, he explained: “The signs from the Southern Hemisphere winter have been that flu has… Read more →