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.
3rd May 2017
May is National Walking Month and, with the warmer weather around the corner, it is a wonderful time to think about how much time we spend on our feet and the many health benefits of taking to the pavements and countryside.
28th April 2017
New research has shown that younger people eating popular ‘clean eating ‘ diets could be putting themselves at the risk of a bone thinning disease later in life.
27th April 2017
Retired nurse Ann Gilbert, 80, from Bristol, has just had a total knee replacement which makes it her fourth major joint replacement carried out at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre.
26th April 2017
If recent excesses of food, chocolate and hot cross buns have taken their toll on your body why not consider some healthy living tips to help put things right?
24th April 2017
Eating your lunch ‘al desko’ may be an increasing part of working life in Britain but on Friday 28 April we are all being encouraged to take a break and go for a walk.
21st April 2017
This month, young and old alike picked up their skipping ropes as school and community groups took part in events designed to highlight the health benefits of skipping.
19th April 2017
For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke but Dr Asim Hasan, Care UK’s regional medical director for London, knows that the whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent night.
13th April 2017
Easter is a special time for many families; the chance to spend four days together is a rare treat for many and, for those caring for a loved one with dementia, it offers the opportunity for some fun activities that also increase health and wellbeing.
12th April 2017
The National Osteoporosis Society has released research today which shows that four in 10 of those aged between 18 and 24 who are on or have tried so-called ‘clean eating’ diets may be at risk of osteoporosis.
11th April 2017
This week is National Gardening Week, marking one of the busiest weeks in the gardening calendar.
10th April 2017
With more people seeking refuge from the gloomy British weather at Easter with a trip somewhere warm, an experienced GP is warning spring sun-seekers to take some basic measures to reduce the risk of skin cancer.
7th April 2017
Stephane Jaglin, Pharmacist and Thrombosis Lead at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre in Bristol, has been chosen by a national coalition of charities, patient groups and training organisations to be one of the judges for new health awards.
5th April 2017
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK, with more than 40,000 new cases diagnosed every year. Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs you have it for many years.
31st March 2017
March has been ovarian cancer awareness month. As this special campaign draws to a close we thought it would be good to find out more about this disease.
27th March 2017
The highest rate of first seizures occurs in new-born babies and those over the age of 65. But while paediatric services provide gold-standard facilities for children with epilepsy, treating people in later life often remains more of a challenge.
22nd March 2017Are you feeling tired all the time?
21st March 2017
When cataracts made reading and sewing really difficult Joyce Leyshon, 77, from Westo-Super-Mare, decided to visit her optician to find out what was wrong.
20th March 2017
Monday 20th March is World Oral Health Day. It may seem like a strange thing to honour with a day of its own, but it is a great opportunity to remind people that their oral health is very much their own responsibility, and that the more effort they put in to looking after their teeth, the less likely they will be to suffer oral disease and toothache.
14th March 2017
In the UK glaucoma affects 1 per cent of people aged over 40 and 5 per cent over the age of 80. World Glaucoma Week (12-18 March 2017) will see healthcare professionals across the country educating people about the eye condition that can lead to blindness.
13th March 2017
The team at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre will be giving advice on how to keep properly nourished and hydrated using tips contained in a downloadable book as part of their National Nutrition and Hydration Week celebrations.
9th March 2017
A study, recently released by researchers at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, has linked obesity with abnormal sleeping patterns and genetics.
7th March 2017
The 8th March is No Smoking Day, and if you are a smoker and you are due to have an operation the advice is simple – for the best results and for the benefit of your health, stop smoking before you have an operation.
6th March 2017
According to NHS England, smoking remains the biggest cause of premature death in England, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths in the UK annually.
2nd March 2017
When David Carne, 52, a businessman from Almondsbury, began experiencing pain in his leg he thought there was a problem with his knee.
2nd March 2017
Following an investigation by The Daily Telegraph which found that approximately nine million packs of chicken sold each year have dangerous levels of a deadly bacteria on the outside of the packaging, food safety experts are warning supermarket shoppers to wash their hands at home before eating or feeding children.
1st March 2017
Care UK medical director Dr Marco la Malfa is calling on people not to be put off by a new study from scientists at Imperial College London that claims we should be aiming to double the five portions a day of fruit and vegetables recommended by the Department of Health.
28th February 2017
Years of pain from his knees meant that Peter Moyle, 71, from Oakdale near Blackwood, reached the point where he could barely walk – getting in the way of his part-time job as a school premises manager and his love of golf.
27th February 2017
The recent announcement that MPs have launched a commission to tackle the ‘silent epidemic’ of loneliness across the UK in honour of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox has bought this subject firmly back into the spotlight.
23rd February 2017Our Hospital Director Patricia Warwick has been on BBC Radio Wiltshire today explaining how we work and what the benefits are of coming to us for treatment.
20th February 2017
So called smart inhalers are poised to be available to patients shortly and have the potential to transform care for people with asthma.
15th February 2017
February is Heart Month, when we are all encouraged to do one small thing to improve the health of our hearts – from tweaking our diets to taking more exercise. This is not just good news for our hearts: evidence shows that when patients have taken the time to improve their overall health before having surgery, the results are better for them.
15th February 2017
What would you do if you suspect someone you love has just suffered a stroke? A new campaign has been launched to remind people of the main symptoms of stroke and the importance of calling 999 immediately.
14th February 2017
While you may be planning to pucker-up on 14 February, be careful you aren’t giving or getting a bit more than you bargained for.
13th February 2017
February is Heart Month, when we are all encouraged to do one small thing to improve the health of our hearts – from tweaking our diets to taking more exercise.
9th February 2017
Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre in Bristol has appointed Patricia Warwick as its new Hospital Director. She will also be Hospital Director at Devizes NHS Treatment Centre
9th February 2017
How do you show your loved one you care? Do you send them flowers, whisk them away for a romantic break, or give serious consideration to whether they’re getting enough calcium, the building block of healthy bones?
8th February 2017
In the depths of a British winter we may notice a change in the colour of our finger tips, but what if something other than the climate is to blame?
7th February 2017
February is Heart Month, when we are all encouraged to do one small thing to improve the health of our hearts – from tweaking our diets to taking more exercise. This is not just good news for our hearts: evidence shows that when patients have taken the time to improve their overall health before having surgery, the results are better for them. Mini Jacob, Physiotherapy Manager at Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre, offers some tips.
6th February 2017
One of our most popular national pastimes, and often a personal obsession, golf is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people across the country.
31st January 2017
Saturday 4th February sees the return of the rugby Six Nations. Millions of rugby fans will be tuned in to matches, and a proportion of them will be inspired by what they see to get out there and have a go at the sport.
31st January 2017
Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre is supporting the annual Dignity Action Day, an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public, to uphold people’s rights to dignity and provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services.
30th January 2017
New research from older people’s charity, the Royal Voluntary Service, reveals 4.7 million people aged 55 and over plan to volunteer in 2017.
27th January 2017
John Bragg, 74, and his wife Diane from Bristol are looking forward to resuming their annual trip to Australia to visit their son after a three-year break, thanks to two “new knees” for John from Emersons Green NHS Treatment Centre.