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The national GP patient survey results have recently been published and I would like to pick out a couple of important points raised by the responses for our practice in this issue of Oke Links and the next. Read more

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While the digital age has brought about masses of benefits, it has also created generations of gadget addicts, desk jockeys and coach potatoes! Research suggests a link between the rise of technology and plunging levels of fitness, the impact of whic Read more

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It’s well known that we are all recommended to do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity cardiovascular exercise during the week - this is often promoted as 5 x 30-minute sessions. Less publicised are the Department of Health’s recommendations th Read more

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South West patients are needed for the biggest ever study into depression and anxiety - the two most common mental health disorders worldwide. In the UK, one in three people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. Researchers in the region ar Read more

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Chemical-free natural mattresses All mattresses supplied in the UK must meet the specified ignition resistance levels, and it is true to say that the flame retardants used on many mattresses to pass the strict UK fire retardancy laws, are chemical ba Read more

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