To find out more, email Tom Nightingale at: firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their web site at: www.bath.ac.uk/health/news/news_0109.html
The British Heart Foundation says one person has a heart attack every three minutes. The BHF advise that they now know that there are 50,000 more heart attacks happening across the UK than previously thought.
Symptoms of a heart attack vary from person to person. Tightness, heaviness or a pain in your chest which may spread to your arms, neck, jaw, back or stomach. The severity may go from uncomfortable to severe. An experience of feeling light headed, dizzy or short of breathe may also be felt and feeling or being sick can also occur.
The first thing to do if a heart attack is suspected is to dial 999 and ask for an ambulance immediately. Then sit and wait for the ambulance to arrive, do not do anything else.
Further helpful information can be found at: www.bhf.org.uk
Thousands facing cuts to disability benefits - More than 100,000 people in Scotland are facing cuts to their disability benefits by 2018, a new report is warning.
The report by the Scottish Government found that changes to the Disability Living Allowance by Whitehall will mean nearly 50,000 disabled people who receive the enhanced rate mobility payment will lose between £1,820 and £2,964 annually. Those who can walk aided or unaided more than 20 metres will also stop receiving the enhanced weekly mobility allowance.
The report found that the introduction of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will reduce the disability benefit expenditure in Scotland by around £310m per annum by 2017-18.
Answer : A private prescription is one that is written by doctors in private practice or by NHS doctors but for medication which will not be paid for by the NHS. An example of possible private prescriptions might be for travel medication or hair loss.
Not all GP’s charge for issuing a private prescription but most do and the fee is around £15-20. In a private clinic the cost starts at around £50.
Last Friday an office ‘foodfest’ was held to raise funds for Spinal Injury Research.
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Last weekend, The Bank Holiday weekend, all our clients received full cover.
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