TV’s Dr Dawn Harper is set to give a talk about how to live well for longer at an event in Faygate on Saturday (January 19). Known for her roles as a presenter on ITV's This Morning and Embarrassing Bodies, Dr Dawn Harper will be part of a panel of industry experts for a question and answer session at the free seminar to be held at Durrants Village later living community.The event, which is open to the public and will take place between 10am and noon, is being held to launch a new Assisted Living Package at the village, designed specifically to allow people to remain independent in their own home. Audience members will be given the opportunity to discover more about Assisted Living options as well as contribute to the discussion by the panel of experts which will also include John Kennedy, an independent adult care specialist, and James Cobb, director of Inspired Villages.Liam Stack, village manager at Durrants Village, said: “At Inspired Villages, our ethos is centred … [Read more...] about ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ TV doctor to give talk in Faygate this weekend
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One of the differences between France and the UK has been the fact that you are expected to take more responsibility for your own healthcare and keep your own medical records such as X-rays and blood test results - but this is changing. There were previously no official medical records that followed you for life, as in the UK, but rather each doctor kept their own personal notes – however now people are being encouraged to join a permanent online medical records scheme.Following on from a previous version called Dossier Médical Personnel, which had poor take-up and has been abandoned, the new Dossier Médical Partagé (DMP) is said to be easy to set up and can contain a wide variety of documents added by yourself, your medical practitioners and your health caisse (eg. Cpam). It is not obligatory to have one, but it is likely to be especially useful if you often consult different doctors, or you may change your GP in the future, or in the event of … [Read more...] about Healthcare is changing with new online DMP
News & Analysis by Pete White 13th December 2018 Share This Twitter Facebook Google+ Email In the modern age of smartphones and the ever-growing influence of the internet, more and more people are turning to the web for medical advice. In theory, it makes complete sense: it is a free, quick and convenient alternative to waiting to see a GP. However, the internet is not always the most reliable source for answering your medical queries. In fact, in some cases, the advice posed can do more harm than good. The nature of the internet means that anyone has the ability to create a website and start posting content. While this freedom is great for those who innocently share their opinions through a blog, it can become dangerous when websites start to offer medical advice without any accreditations or sources. Many internet users can fall victim to thinking that a piece of medical advice is trustworthy just because they read it on the internet. However, you can’t … [Read more...] about How reliable is online medical advice?
THE GP fined for giving children as young as 12 hormones to help them transition previously defended her action as life-saving. Helen Webberley, 49, founder of Online GP Services in Wales, was convicted in court last month for operating gender treatment services without a licence and given a £14,000 fine. But in an exclusive interview with Fabulous Online last year, Dr Webberley insisted treating a 12-year-old with their parents' consent was in the child's interest. She said: "It saved that child from the self-harm and suicide that I see happen to other children. "I am not causing harm. I saved that child’s life." She added: “That’s an extreme case; 12 is very young." Helen, based in Abergavenny, Wales, was suspended from practising after the Healthcare Inspectorate Wales prosecution and is still under investigation from the General Medical Council, who raised the original complaint. “I’m not an advocate of giving sex change hormones to … [Read more...] about Doctor fined for helping transgender kids as young as 12 transition insisted her controversial treatment was ‘saving lives’
Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY EXXONMOBIL Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Monday morning. SCOOP — Lobby reshuffle: The Sun has poached the Daily Mail’s executive political editor, Jack Doyle, to join its lobby team. Playbook hears that Doyle will replace the departing Harry Cole as Whitehall editor and is due to start in February. A home affairs specialist, Doyle is an experienced lobby reporter who also writes leaders for the Mail. DRIVING THE DAY IT’S BUSINESS TIME: Theresa May takes her Brexit PR blitz to the heart of big business today as Westminster anxiously awaits a possible confidence vote in her leadership. The PM has already addressed Cabinet, parliament, the press, voters and TV interviewers since agreeing her draft Brexit deal last Tuesday evening, and now takes her message to the CBI conference in London. Extracts released overnight show the PM will use her … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by ExxonMobil: Business time for May — Breakfast Club not hungry — All eyes on the Brady Bunch