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Could this be one of the reasons the NHS is failing?

I am passionate about the benefits of the NHS — the way it helps everyone in society, the way it keeps costs for patients from spiraling out of control. Just like in any large institution, it has dedicated people working hard and it has people who punch the clock or retreat into the bureaucracy. Perhaps…

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Let’s talk periods #LanguageofPeriods #ad

On Tuesday the 8th it was that time of the month at BritMums — the time to talk about the #LanguageofPeriods. The #LanguageofPeriods Twitter chat was all about empowering women (and men!) to talk about periods, in particular heavy periods which affect 1 in 5 women. It was sponsored by Wear White Again. Wear White Again…

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Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week: One mum’s story

This week is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week (30th April – 6th May) which is a great time to be talking about the importance of mental wellbeing as parents. A recent study by Mum’s Enterprise revealed that postnatal depression remains undiagnosed in up to 25% of UK Women and up to one in four women…

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Tips for being gas safe this Christmas #GasSafeXmas #ad

At our #GasSafeXmas Twitter conversation we talked about the importance of remembering to be gas safe this winter. That means looking after our gas appliances, getting them checked and being aware of the dangers of CO poisoning. The chat was sponsored by the Gas Safe Register, a great resource for safety and advice as well…

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14 answers to your eczema & skin questions #LRPBaby #ad

Having a child with dry, sensitive skin can be a challenge — it’s not always easy to know the right thing to do to calm their itchy, angry skin. Our #LRPbaby Twitter chat was all about the best advice for managing eczema and sensitive skin in babies and children. On hand to answer some of your…

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Keeping safe this Bonfire Night: Firework safety tips

During the four weeks around November the 5th, around 1,000 people will be injured from fireworks. Of these accidents, nearly 600 are likely to occur at home or private parties and nearly 400 accidents involve children under the age of 13. Although great fun, fireworks are dangerous and it is essential to plan and prepare…

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