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  • 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 →

  • Doctors Recommended Vaccination for Students

    Doctors Recommended Vaccination for Students

    Vaccinations don’t end when you leave school. There are a few important vaccinations that our doctors would recommend for those going away to study at university or college. Being a student means mixing with a lot of new people. Germs can travel quickly in densely populated lecture halls, tutorial rooms and libraries – and similarly in living… Read more →

  • Lyme Disease Late Summer Warning

    Lyme Disease Late Summer Warning

    As the summer draws to a close, The Smart Clinics is warning patients to be aware of the risks of Lyme Disease, as end of season outdoor activities in long grasses and overgrowth increase the risk of picking up ticks.  Lyme disease is spread to humans by ticks – small spider-like insects – which are found outdoors… Read more →

  • Back to School Teeth Tips

    Back to School Teeth Tips

    Recent reports have highlighted increasing concerns about children’s dental health in the UK.  One key factor is poor daily dental hygiene – i.e. brushing teeth inadequately. The Oral Health Foundation in 2016 issued statistics based on a survey, estimating that nearly 4 million under-14s in the UK are at risk of serious dental problems due… Read more →

  • ‘Fat but Fit’ a Misleading Myth

    ‘Fat but Fit’ a Misleading Myth

    Researchers say that the idea of ‘Fat but Fit’ is a dangerous myth. ‘Fat but Fit’ is a concept which describes people who are overweight or obese, but don’t have any metabolic health issues such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or type 2 diabetes (insulin resistance). But a long-term research study has shown the… Read more →

  • More Med School Places To Train New Doctors

    More Med School Places To Train New Doctors

    The government has confirmed 500 additional medical school places for next year to help with shortages.  This is the first step in the Department of Health plan announced October 2016, which targeted 1,500 additional student places each year by 2020, a 25% increase on the current numbers of around 6,000 medicine graduates each year. The expansion… Read more →

  • Daily Mirror: Dr Sadek Advises on Chickenpox Vaccination

    Daily Mirror: Dr Sadek Advises on Chickenpox Vaccination

    Immunisation Following the announcement that chickenpox vaccination will soon be available at Superdrug for £130, the Daily Mirror investigated the illness and the immunisation. Superdrug will be offering the 2-dose treatment at 58 of its specialist pharmacy stores. The NHS only offer immunisation against chickenpox to those deemed as being of high risk of passing… Read more →

  • Flip Flop Foot Health Warning

    Flip Flop Foot Health Warning

    We love flip flops for the summer – cool, practical and fashionable – what’s not to like? But experts have warned that flip flops could be a risk hazard and could even cause long term foot damage. The lack of support and structure – which is the very appeal of flip flops – can be… Read more →

  • Chickenpox Vaccination on the High Street

    Chickenpox Vaccination on the High Street

    Immunisation for Children It has been announced that chickenpox vaccination will soon be available on the High Street, with Superdrug offering immunisation in selected pharmacist stores at £130 for a 2-dose course. Superdrug say that the chickenpox vaccine is suitable for patients from the age of one up to the age of 65 who have not… Read more →