By: The Wellington Team | Published: October 6, 2015
We spoke to Gemma Frankham, Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, about the developing paediatric services at available at The Wellington Diagnostics Centre in Golders Green and The Platinum Medical Centre in St John’s Wood, her new role here and what we can expect from the service in the future…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: September 28, 2015
The types of sugars that are raising concern are known as ‘free sugars’. Free sugars are described as any sugars added to food or drinks or that are found naturally occurring, for example honey, syrups and unsweetened fruit juices. Sugar has many different forms and we might not be realising …
By: The Wellington Team | Published: September 11, 2015
A documentary following the story and the innovative, life-saving surgery of a patient at The Wellington Hospital will be broadcast on Channel 5.The patient, named Tambu, a young mother from South Africa, has undergone a world-first operation to remove an aggressive form of cancerous tumour which had destroyed the bones between her brain and face…Broadcast Monday 14th September 2015,
By: The Wellington Team | Published: August 5, 2015
In the second part of Dr Lisa Anderson’s series on health screenings, she takes a look at what specific screening tests are advised for women. Part of the health screen includes a comprehensive blood profile which will be looked at in further detail in her next post on men’s health screening, as will bowel cancer screening.
The NHS already provides several screening procedures, as follows, and Dr Anderson discusses these below, with her added comments -looking at these procedures from a private health screen viewpoint.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 30, 2015
Dr Ameet Dhar, Consultant Hepatologist writes that due to advances in the ways in which we diagnose and treat liver disease, there is no better time than now to have your liver tests checked.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 22, 2015
I was referred to Mr Angus McIndoe by my GP after experiencing occasional, but severe pelvic pain. At a young age I had been diagnosed with breast cancer due to the BRCA1 gene mutation, which also raises the risk of ovarian cancer — and my GP was very cautious in her treatment of me. She was adamant that I see Mr McIndoe as soon as possible.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 14, 2015
Barbecue season is finally here, and who can resist the smoky scent of burgers and sausages on the grill? For many of us, meat appears on the dinner table on a daily basis. However, in recent years, media headlines have warned of its role in the development of certain cancers. Nicola Graves, Specialist Dietitian at The Wellington Hospital, looks further into this and what recent studies have suggested…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 7, 2015
This week, we meet Sacha Newman – our Gynaecology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), and talk to her about her vast experience as a CNS, how she came about to choose a career in healthcare, and her role here at The Wellington.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: July 1, 2015
Health screening can help to identify if apparently healthy people may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. If anyone is found to be at increased risk, they can be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and potential complications arising from the disease or condition.
Over the coming months Dr Lisa Anderson will be looking at different aspects of screening, starting with basics, before moving on to looking at what screening for women and men involves.