21st November 2017
November is National Men’s Health Awareness Month and Care UK’s men’s health expert is encouraging his fellow men to address something they don’t like to talk about, yet all agree it is a killer: men’s mental health.
16th November 2017
Heart disease (including heart attack and stroke) is still the leading cause of death amongst men. Lifestyle factors, like smoking or not getting enough exercise, mean many people have unhealthy hearts, which means their ‘heart age’ is older than their physical age.
14th November 2017
Many health experts are now saying that the UK has a problem with alcohol. They claim alcohol is the biggest risk factor for death, ill-health and disability for people aged 15-49, and the fifth biggest threat to health for all ages of people.
10th November 2017A Suffolk-based couple have taken on regular 400 mile round trips in order to receive their joint surgery at a Care UK hospital, and they’re recommending it to their friends.
9th November 2017
New statistics released by NHS Digital show that the number of obese children in England continues to rise, a troubling indicator of the nation’s health as the numbers are considered a predictor of adult obesity.
8th November 2017
Today is World Radiography Day and Patricia Lupea, one of our Senior Radiographers, talks about her role and what it's like to be a radiographer at Care UK
7th November 2017
Peter Harris has joined Care UK as Hospital Director of Southampton NHS Treatment Centre and he is set to develop our services to support the needs of the county’s communities.
6th November 2017
A worrying new survey from scientists based at Queen Mary University London has revealed the extraordinary levels of sugar lurking in lunchtime meal deals from high street chains.
6th November 2017
November is men’s health awareness month and a Southampton NHS Treatment Centre expert is offering some indicators that all may not be well in a partner’s health.
6th November 2017
November is National Men’s Health Awareness month and Southampton’s NHS Treatment Centre expert is encouraging his fellow men to look out for signs that something is wrong – and to be ready to act on them.
2nd November 2017
There are many germs that can cause infections; some of which live on our bodies and others are found in the environment. When the number of organisms evokes a response from the human host, we see signs of infection.
2nd November 2017
The team got together on Wednesday (1 November) to celebrate Southampton NHS Treatment Centre’s ninth anniversary with cake and pizza.
1st November 2017
Ninety children from Maytree Nursery and Infants School recently joined the team at Southampton NHS Treatment Centre to learn about hygiene as part of National Infection Control Week.
31st October 2017
Public Health England (PHE) has updated its guidance on antibiotics, with advice including fighting infections with plenty of rest with your feet up at home.
26th October 2017
Over the past year you may have read touching interviews with Formula 1 legend, Sir Jackie Stewart, talking about his wife’s experience with dementia. Many of those caring for a loved one with the condition will recognise his description of his wife’s flawless long-term memory but minimal short term memory.
23rd October 2017
October saw outbreaks of the norovirus as far apart as Gloucestershire and Suffolk. What can we all do to protect our communities from this highly contagious and nasty bug?
20th October 2017
Today is World Osteoporosis Day. Find out more about this condition
18th October 2017
At one time it was thought the only effect of regular insufficient sleep was feeling a bit tired during the day.
13th October 2017
Sunday 15th October is Global Handwashing Day, and according to the Royal Pharamaceutical Society we are not washing our hands as well as we should
12th October 2017
Today, 12th October, is World Arthritis Day and here is some useful information about the condition
12th October 2017
For everyone who likes to start the day with an egg, this week’s news from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is smashing.
10th October 2017
Researchers at Harvard University’s School of Public Health have further linked middle-aged spread to health risks in later life.
6th October 2017
New research suggests that stressful events, such as losing your job, divorce or the death of a loved one, can age your brain.
3rd October 2017
For years research has indicated that being happier can contribute to physical wellbeing, and now new research appears to show that it can even positively impact on the effectiveness of a flu jab.
29th September 2017
A woman who was diagnosed with an eye condition that can rob patients of their sight is back teaching arts and craft classes and she was able to send a postcard from Australia to the team who treated one of our treatment centres.
28th September 2017
We all feel better for a trip to the seaside, but a new study may reveal just how a nostalgic trip to the beach can support personal wellbeing, including in older people.
26th September 2017
Pharmacists and their pharmacy support teams are essential healthcare professionals. They have wide and varied roles within all sectors of healthcare.
26th September 2017
We all have the right to choose where we have NHS treatment, including NHS hospitals, private clinics which offer NHS care and organisations like Care UK treatment centres.
21st September 2017
This weekend thousands of cyclists will take to the roads for the TP ICAP L'Etape London, an annual event offering people three long distance rides and the chance to cycle around the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
18th September 2017
Eye health experts are warning people not to risk permanent visual impairment by ignoring the early signs of trouble.
15th September 2017
The maximum waiting time for non-urgent consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks, and if you have to wait longer this is known as a ‘breach’. With a little research and discussion with your GP or other referring clinician, it is possible to receive such treatment well within the 18-week maximum period. If you or a loved one are in pain and your wait for treatment is affecting your quality of life, read on to discover how you could be seen sooner….
14th September 2017
For most students freshers’ week can be overwhelming. Meeting new people, finding their way round the university campus and feeling a little home sick can all take their toll.
12th September 2017
Anthony Kearns, 71, a retired osteopath from Weston-Super-Mare, was so impressed by the quality and speed of his hip surgery at his local Care UK NHS Treatment Centre that he was intent on showing his appreciation to the team.
7th September 2017
Arthritis Research UK has unveiled a major report, The Nation’s Joint Problem, which reveals the current and future impact of two major forms of the condition, osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), on the economy, the NHS as well as families and individuals across the UK.
4th September 2017
Have members of your family ever talked about what you would do if one of you needed a heart, liver, kidney or other organ transplant to live? Would you accept a life-saving organ from a donor?
1st September 2017
Tinnitus is the sensation of hearing noises in the head or the ears which have no external source. It is often described as ringing in the ears but it can appear as almost any type of noise or mixture of noises.
29th August 2017
The media has recently been full of stories about sausages and other meat from pigs contaminated with hepatitis E, potentially causing health issues. But what is hepatitis E and what can be done to lessen the risk of contracting the virus?
25th August 2017
Families are being encouraged to enjoy multi-generational days out this bank holiday for the benefit of young and old alike.
24th August 2017
Today marks National Burger Day in the UK and, with households across the UK planning to get grilling over the bank holiday weekend, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is issuing top tips on how to ensure your barbecue is safe and enjoyable for all.
21st August 2017
The Southampton NHS Treatment Centre has been given top marks by a patient-led team that inspects hospitals from the patient’s point of view.
18th August 2017
Georgina Newland, 65, from Plymouth suffered from knee, back and hip pain for 15 years before treatment on a Mediterranean cruise began a course of action which led to her choosing a Care UK NHS Treatment Centre to have two hip replacements.
17th August 2017
Bowel Cancer UK has released statistics showing the rate of people dying from bowel cancer in the UK has plummeted by more than 30 per cent in the last 20 years.
11th August 2017
Six team members of Care UK healthcare services supporting patients in Portsmouth and Southampton have qualified in the Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare.
11th August 2017
NHS patients have been able to choose where to receive NHS treatment since 2006, yet many of us still do not realise that Patient Choice is our right. If you are in a position where you or a loved one need to choose where to receive treatment, read our insider tips on how to make an informed decision.
7th August 2017
New research from the Global Council on Brain Health (GCBH) shows that starting a variety of new hobbies can protect against cognitive decline. However, brain training games have little if any effect.
2nd August 2017
Social prescribing allows your GP, nurse or other healthcare professional to prescribe non-clinical activities to support or improve your health. It can involve a variety of activities which are often provided by voluntary and community sector organisations.
31st July 2017
If coverage of the Glastonbury or Latitude festivals has prompted you to book a ticket for one of the multitude of other music festivals on offer this summer, you might want to read this helpful advice.
27th July 2017As we go into the peak summer holiday season Care UK’s expert pharmacist from Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, Arevan Rahman, explains how the sun burns our skin and what to look out for when choosing a sunscreen.
20th July 2017
Parents are being reminded this summer to encourage their 18 year old children to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis and septicaemia.
18th July 2017
The story of a woman who, in preparation for a routine cataract operation, was found to have 27 contact lenses is a prompt for us all to take better care of our eyes