By: The Wellington Team | Published: December 22, 2014
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” but potentially the most indulgent. With the Turkey, all the trimmings, nibbles and alcohol the average Brit will consume around 7,000Kcal on Christmas Day. This would take around 10 hours of running to burn off. We speak to, Lauren Mothershaw, specialist dietitian at The Wellington Hospital about her top tips for keeping trim this Christmas…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: December 10, 2014
On 1 December, The Wellington Foot & Ankle Unit launched their new ‘problem cases’ events for healthcare professionals, at The Wellington Hospital boardroom.
These evenings allow friendly, multi-disciplinary team (MDT) discussion on difficult cases, with input from an expert panel*, ensuring that everyone who participants finds the evening a fun and engaging learning experience.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: December 4, 2014
You may be aware that November was lung cancer awareness month. To continue the awareness of this hugely important campaign, Dr Michael Beckles, Consultant Respiratory Physician at The Wellington Hospital, writes about the important of CT scans in lung cancer screening.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: November 26, 2014
It’s that time of year when the streets display a noticeable increase in men sporting ‘the handlebar’, ‘the connoisseur’ or simply, the standard curly moustache.
Movember is upon us.
Movember has been instrumental in influencing the improving attitudes towards men’s health for the last 11 years, through highlighting health concerns such as testicular and prostate cancer. The Movember community has also raised £346 million to date, and funded over 800 programmes in 21 countries.
Here, private GP at The Wellington Hospital, Dr Tim Lebens explains how to spot the signs of prostate cancer and how to seek treatment.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: November 18, 2014
It’s that time of year again; temperatures are dropping, and the cold and flu season is upon us. For many, the battle of the festive bulge has already begun, and the temptation of hearty and warming comfort food kicks in.
We speak to Nicola Graves, Specialist Dietitian at The Wellington Hospital, about how we can eat well over the winter months, but still enjoy some festive treats with her sensible and straightforward tips…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: November 12, 2014
All work and no play makes you a dull boy. Or so the saying goes. But with increased working hours, targets, ferrying around the children and trying to squeeze in your weekly kick around with the boys; how can you possibly find time to unwind and relax?
As part of ISMA’s (International Stress Management Awareness) National Stress Awareness day, it is time to take five to read our guide on the best ways to ensure that your daily life is as stress free as possible.
By: The Wellington Team | Published: October 31, 2014
2014 has seen many developments of our GP liaison, marketing and enquiry helpline services, including the launch of the new 24 hour service this June. To find out more about these improvements and the upcoming changes to business services, we spoke with Janet Stowell, GP Liaison, Marketing and…
By: The Wellington Team | Published: October 23, 2014
During October, that familiar pink ribbon which has been synonymous with breast cancer awareness for the past 20 years, will have been seen by women and men all over the UK. But how many of us are breast aware all year round?
In this post, Joanne Franks, Consultant Breast Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital, explains how our Breast Care Unit manages breast cancer and encourages us to actively ‘think pink’ EVERY month.
By: admin | Published: October 20, 2014
Following a trip to the toilet, what is the first thing you do? Washing your hands, right? But, are you a quick rinse under cold water washer, a 2 minute thorough scrubber or, worst of all, do you bother at all? Many would be reluctant…