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Remember To Order Your Repeat Prescriptions In Advance

With Easter just around the corner, our thoughts will be turning to how we can make the most of the long weekend, the Easter holidays, where you’re going, what the weather will be like and, remembering to buy enough Easter eggs for everyone! Less exciting, but no less important however, is remembering to order your

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How Do GP Home Visits Work?

Do you think you might be in need of a GP home visit?   Firstly, you need to ask yourself:   Am I physically unable to leave my home to go and see the doctor? Do I need urgent treatment that could be given more quickly at home?   If the answer to these questions

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What Should You Have in Your First Aid Kit?

First aid kits can be vital in providing you with instant medical assistance, providing it is properly equipped and regularly maintained. Whether you’re an explorer preparing for an adventure, or a parent on holiday – knowing what to keep in your first aid kit is an important life skill and a large part of an

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Which Medicines Should You Keep At Home?

Do you make a mad dash to the pharmacy for the essential over-the-counter medications whenever you fall ill?    Well, from now on, don’t wait until you are desperate. Coughs, colds, headaches, eczema and diarrhea disrupt the life of the entire family, so having the everyday medication you need to help you get through it

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What To Do If You Run Out Of Medication

Are you worried about what to do if you run out of medication? Hopefully this article will help put your mind at ease. There are several options available to you if you run out of medication and your usual method of obtaining it is unavailable. Let’s have a quick run through them:   Prescription Medication

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When Should I Call An Ambulance?

Our ambulance services are stretched. We rely on them to help people with serious or life-threatening conditions and a range of other urgent healthcare and patient transport services. Richmond’s ambulances are already working at full capacity though, so it’s important that they are only called out when absolutely necessary. Emergency 999 calls are prioritised into

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7 Tips For A Healthy Heart

February is Healthy Heart Month and as part of our pledge to support the work of the British Heart Foundation, we wanted to provide you with 7 tips for a healthy heart and some helpful pointers on what you can do to keep your ticker tick tocking for longer!   1. Exercise It is really

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When to use NHS 111

The NHS 111 number is still a relatively new concept for many and there is still some uncertainty around when it should be used and in what medical situation. We hope this brief guide will clarify the process for you and your family so you can make best use of the service in the future.

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