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Share your views on cervical screening in Bromley

The most effective method of preventing cervical cancer is by attending your cervical screening test when it is due.

24 Mar 2023
Care must be designed and delivered with the patient at centre

Tosca Fairchild is Chief of Staff for the South East London Integrated Care System (ICS), a role that holds a large amount of responsibility and oversees many functions. Here she tells us about her role.

22 Mar 2023
Junior doctors and dental trainees to take strike action

Monday 13th March to Wednesday 15th March

09 Mar 2023
New pelvic health service launched in south east London

A new perinatal pelvic health service for women and birthing people has been launched in South East London. The aim of this service is to support those experiencing mild to moderate pelvic health issues during pregnancy or up to a year after giving birth. Specialist pelvic health physiotherapists and midwives are working across maternity providers […]

08 Mar 2023
Social Prescribing Day celebrates link workers and innovative health and wellbeing support

On Thursday 9th March, we will be celebrating Social Prescribing Day, which highlights the important role of link workers and organisations that support health and wellbeing. Social prescribing is a way to help people with social issues that impact their health, such as stress, loneliness, or financial problems. Many of us seek medical advice for […]

07 Mar 2023
Primary care workers adapting to changing patient needs

Primary care now offers a wider range of services than ever before. With the help of better technology and a diverse team of healthcare professionals, the workforce is evolving to meet the changing needs of patients. This means primary care workers need to be flexible, responsive and able to do many different tasks. Receptionists are […]

01 Mar 2023
The NHS bowel cancer screening kit can save your life

NHS England has launched a new campaign called ‘Help Us, Help You’ to encourage people who have been sent an NHS bowel cancer screening kit to complete the test. This is the first campaign of its kind nationally, and it’s available to you if you’re between 60 to 74 years old and registered with a […]

27 Feb 2023
Crown Dale Medical Practice re-opens with more space and more services for patients

Crown Dale Medical Practice in Norwood has reopened to patients following wide-scale modernisation, refurbishment, and extension.

24 Feb 2023
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