18th September 2017
Eye health experts are warning people not to risk permanent visual impairment by ignoring the early signs of trouble.
15th September 2017
The maximum waiting time for non-urgent consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks, and if you have to wait longer this is known as a ‘breach’. With a little research and discussion with your GP or other referring clinician, it is possible to receive such treatment well within the 18-week maximum period. If you or a loved one are in pain and your wait for treatment is affecting your quality of life, read on to discover how you could be seen sooner….
14th September 2017
For most students freshers’ week can be overwhelming. Meeting new people, finding their way round the university campus and feeling a little home sick can all take their toll.
12th September 2017
Anthony Kearns, 71, a retired osteopath from Weston-Super-Mare, was so impressed by the quality and speed of his hip surgery at his local Care UK NHS Treatment Centre that he was intent on showing his appreciation to the team.
7th September 2017
Arthritis Research UK has unveiled a major report, The Nation’s Joint Problem, which reveals the current and future impact of two major forms of the condition, osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), on the economy, the NHS as well as families and individuals across the UK.
4th September 2017
Have members of your family ever talked about what you would do if one of you needed a heart, liver, kidney or other organ transplant to live? Would you accept a life-saving organ from a donor?
1st September 2017
Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing noises in the head or the ears which have no external source. It is often described as ringing in the ears but it can appear as almost any type of noise or mixture of noises.
29th August 2017
The media has recently been full of stories about sausages and other meat from pigs contaminated with hepatitis E, potentially causing health issues. But what is hepatitis E and what can be done to lessen the risk of contracting the virus?
25th August 2017
Families are being encouraged to enjoy multi-generational days out this bank holiday for the benefit of young and old alike.
24th August 2017
We have scored above the national average in criteria related to the Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment
24th August 2017
Today marks National Burger Day in the UK and, with households across the UK planning to get grilling over the bank holiday weekend, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is issuing top tips on how to ensure your barbecue is safe and enjoyable for all.
24th August 2017
Taking a brisk 10-minute walk every day is great for your health, yet new figures show that four out of 10 people aged 40 to 60 barely manage this a month! Here are our tips for healthy walking
18th August 2017
Georgina Newland, 65, from Plymouth suffered from knee, back and hip pain for 15 years before treatment on a Mediterranean cruise began a course of action which led to her choosing a Care UK NHS Treatment Centre to have two hip replacements.
17th August 2017
Bowel Cancer UK has released statistics showing the rate of people dying from bowel cancer in the UK has plummeted by more than 30 per cent in the last 20 years.
11th August 2017
NHS patients have been able to choose where to receive NHS treatment since 2006, yet many of us still do not realise that Patient Choice is our right. If you are in a position where you or a loved one need to choose where to receive treatment, read our insider tips on how to make an informed decision.
7th August 2017
New research from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) shows that starting a variety of new hobbies can protect against cognitive decline. However, brain training games have little if any effect.
2nd August 2017
Social prescribing allows your GP, nurse or other healthcare professional to prescribe non-clinical activities to support or improve your health. It can involve a variety of activities which are often provided by voluntary and community sector organisations.
31st July 2017
If coverage of the Glastonbury or Latitude festivals has prompted you to book a ticket for one of the multitude of other music festivals on offer this summer, you might want to read this helpful advice.
27th July 2017As we go into the peak summer holiday season Care UK’s expert pharmacist from Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, Arevan Rahman, explains how the sun burns our skin and what to look out for when choosing a sunscreen.
20th July 2017
Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.
18th July 2017
The story of a woman who, in preparation for a routine cataract operation, was found to have 27 contact lenses is a prompt for us all to take better care of our eyes
17th July 2017
Tackling stress is just one way to maintain good memory and reduce the risk of dementia
17th July 2017
The number of children doing an hour of exercise each day falls by nearly 40 per cent between the ages of five and 12 and more than one-third of children in England are overweight by the time they leave primary school.
13th July 2017
Health experts are urging men in the South who spend a lot of time outdoors to protect themselves against the sun, to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
11th July 2017
Recently the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons has published data which shows a shocking 24 per cent rise in the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under in the past decade.
10th July 2017
Rachel Fox has been promoted and is our new Theatre Manager
10th July 2017
10 years after the smoking ban in England, we explain why it is important to quit smoking before you have an operation
4th July 2017
A new report, commissioned by Swim England’s Swimming and Health Commission, has confirmed the long-held belief that regular swimming is not only excellent for good physical health but also for overall wellbeing.
29th June 2017
With new research showing that the average middle-aged office worker is less active that a 75-year old, we offer six top tips on how to keep active at your desk
29th June 2017
National Blood Week (19-25 June) is a nationwide push to celebrate how blood donors make a difference every day, saving people whose lives depend on blood.
27th June 2017
Diabetes is the fastest growing health threat today. Around 11.9 million adults are at increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes but don’t even know it.
26th June 2017
Patient Jill Jones from Bradford on Avon, who cares for her husband who has Motor Neurone Disease, has benefitted from an arrangement between Devizes and Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centres where patients can have their pre- and post-operation appointment at Devizes and their major surgical procedures at Emersons Green
21st June 2017
With the Glastonbury Festival in full swing and a summer of festivals and outdoor events ahead of us, it is easy to forget how much pressure avoidable, festival related health problems add to local NHS services.
21st June 2017To mark Food Safety Week (19-25 June) we look at how to ensure your alfresco dining doesn’t lead to food poisoning.
20th June 2017
Did you know that older people are much more vulnerable to dehydration, leading to an increased risk of falling?
16th June 2017
As parts of the country are expected to see very hot and sunny weather this weekend, health experts have issued advice on how to stay safe and well.
13th June 2017
This week, 10th to 18th June, is National Bike Week designed to raise awareness of the health benefits of cycling. Riding a bike is a great way to exercise, but if you’ve had knee replacement surgery how should you get back in to the saddle? Our Physiotherapy Team offers seven top tips.
12th June 2017
Care UK doctors and nurses spend a lot of their time during hay fever season helping patients to manage severe cases of the condition.
8th June 2017Misuse and overuse of antibiotics is one of the world’s most pressing public health problems.
7th June 2017
A large research study from the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter has revealed that older people are not being referred for mental health support nearly as frequently as their younger counterparts, despite achieving better outcomes when they are referred.
31st May 2017
New research by scientists at three Scottish universities has linked smoking to liver damage in unborn babies.
30th May 2017
Debra Fox, Care UK’s dementia expert, looks at how you can use television programmes to have a positive effect on the wellbeing of loved ones living with dementia.
27th May 2017
A tiny blood sucking creature no bigger than a pin head has the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if it gets the chance to attach itself to your skin.
17th May 2017
The world’s first wiki poem devoted to dementia – with its first line composed by former Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion – has been published on National Memory Day.
16th May 2017
Emily Clemo is a nurse from the US who has just gained registration at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre. Here's her story
12th May 2017
Nurses at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre have received a thank you card and a special token to celebrate International Nurses Day.
10th May 2017
Cathy Cooke has been appointed Pharmacy Manager at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre near Bristol. She will also carry out the role at sister hospital Devizes NHS Treatment Centre.
10th May 2017
More than one in three British people have been sunburnt in the last year while in the UK, and of those 28 per cent were sunburnt three or more times, according to a survey carried out by the British Association of Dermatologists to mark Sun Awareness Week (8-14 May).
8th May 2017It’s the season when folk start donning their trainers and pounding the roads.
8th May 2017
When we cut ourselves, the body’s normal response is to form a clot to stop the bleeding and begin the process of healing. Blood clots can form in any part of the body and most of the time they are harmless. However, in certain situations the likelihood of blood clots forming as a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is significantly increased.
Essential road works are taking place on Bromley Heath Viaduct from 24 July 2017 for approximately 33 weeks. If this will affect your journey to the centre please ensure that you factor in additional time to get to your appointment. For more information visit the South Gloucestershire Council website.