Free first aid course to help you save a life

Free first aid course to help you save a life

Would you know how to help someone having a medical emergency? Someone has a heart attack every five minutes. One in five of us will witness someone needing CPR after collapsing. But most people don’t act on it. Only 30 percent of people receive bystander CPR. That hesitancy is often...

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Beat the winter blues with Rotherham United Community Trust

Beat the winter blues with Rotherham United Community Trust

Did you know just 30 minutes of activity a day, a good old chat and a smile from a stranger can all help to lift your mood and pop that spring back in your step. Rotherham United Community Trust have a wide range of activities for adults ranging from badminton,...

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Lottery funding a Pivotal step towards improving health and wellbeing

Lottery funding a Pivotal step towards improving health and wellbeing

Rotherham’s Pivotal Health and Wellbeing CIC are offering free health and wellbeing sessions across the town after securing over £150,000 in lottery funding. The Eastwood-based organisation was awarded a grant of £153,788 from The National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. This will fund a three-year project to deliver new sessions to...

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You and Your Health: Joint Pain

You and Your Health: Joint Pain

With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Rotherham The older we get, the more we notice that our bodies creak like old wooden floorboards. It’s common to have aches and pains in your joints from time to time. But if your pain or discomfort doesn’t go away in a few days,...

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You and Your Ho Ho Health

You and Your Ho Ho Health

As it’s the season of festivities, this edition’s health topic is a light-hearted take on what advice I would give to three popular Yuletide characters. Father Christmas The outlook for jolly old Saint Nick is bleak, as his poor diet, busy lifestyle and lack of exercise are wreaking havoc on...

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You & Your Health: Minor Ailments

You & Your Health: Minor Ailments

With Andrew Watson of Goodmeasure Pharmacy, Rotherham Autumn is amongst us which means it’s the start of that season where bugs, viruses and illnesses seem to be on a continuous loop. The colder weather is thought to suppress your immune system, which is why you’re more likely to get poorly...

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You and Your Health: 75 years of NHS pharmacy

You and Your Health: 75 years of NHS pharmacy

With Good Measure Pharmacy, Rotherham Since the formation of the National Health Service in 1948, community pharmacies have been an integral part of primary care. Over the last 75 years, our roles as pharmacists have continued to evolve as we make a wider contribution to public health. Free prescriptions under...

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Rotherham Hospital Charity launches new Tiny Toes Appeal

Rotherham Hospital Charity launches new Tiny Toes Appeal

As celebrations begin nationally to mark the NHS’ 75th birthday, the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging you to mark the incredible milestone too. Charities have played an essential role in supporting the NHS throughout its history, with more than 230 collectively giving over £1m to the NHS every...

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Free NHS wellbeing app launches in South Yorkshire

Free NHS wellbeing app launches in South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire residents can now access free emotional wellness support through an innovative new app launched by NHS South Yorkshire.  Teladoc myStrength is an interactive and personalised support tool that provides instant and accessible emotional wellbeing support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  As well as sign posting...

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You and Your Health: Is it ever safe to buy medicines online? 

You and Your Health: Is it ever safe to buy medicines online? 

The internet has made everything easier to buy. And that includes medicines.  Online pharmacies have sprung up in recent years offering to provide quick, easy and discreet delivery of prescription and over-the-counter medication. While that may seem ideal for the modern ‘e-patient’ who wants 24/7 convenience, medicines are not consumer...

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