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How to avoid GP burnout

by Laura on 22nd May 2018 in GP News

Dr Saeema Ghafur, Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Psyma Mental Health Technologies Ltd, shares her thoughts on avoiding professional burnout as a GP. If constant stress has you feeling helpless, disillusioned, and completely exhausted, you may be on the road to burnout. Burnout is far more than feeling blue or having a bad day. It …

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Child Food Allergies

by Laura on 10th May 2018 in Health tips

That’s Nuts! Half of UK families are confused about what children with food allergies can consume and a third wouldn’t know how to deal with a reaction We’ve partnered with video parenting website and vlogger community ChannelMum.com, to poll over 1,000 UK-based families on their behaviour, feelings and understanding on the impact of food allergies …

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Setting the quality standard

by Laura on 4th April 2018 in GPDQ news

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care across England visited us in December. Their report was published today and we’ve been given a completely clean bill of health! Professor Steve Field, CQC Chief Inspector of General Practice has recognized the importance of innovative primary care services such as ours …

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Sign the petition here

by Laura on 23rd August 2017 in Uncategorised

Self-employed new mums are suffering in silence, and we need your help to stop it. Sign the petition here: http://bit.ly/Petitionmum   A group of our own fantastic GPs have launched a campaign for fairer maternity pay for self-employed mothers, after witnessing first-hand the ‘silent suffering’ that exists behind closed doors during the first six weeks …

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How Group B Strep Can Affect You and Your Baby

by Laura on 13th July 2017 in Health tips

Group-B strep (GBS) is one of many types of bacteria which is found naturally living within the human body. It has a tendency to colonise the vagina and is found in up to 30% of women. Most of the time, it remains there unnoticed, peacefully co-existing with the multiple other organisms and causing no symptoms …

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5 Health Benefits of Love

5 Health Benefits of Love

by Laura on 13th February 2017 in Health tips

Love is in the air and we at GPDQ started wondering if being loved up could actually make you healthier… Turns out, a partner isn’t just for Valentine’s Day – there are many reasons to get out there and form relationships. And it’s not just about romantic love – friendships are good for your health …

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7 reasons to maintain a healthy weight

7 Reasons to Maintain a Healthy Weight

by Laura on 13th January 2017 in Health tips

As many of us are making our annual January effort to get to the gym and eat only the healthiest of meals, we decided to take a look at the real reasons it’s so important to maintain a health weight (all year round!)… If you do not fall within the recommended BMI range and aren’t …

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Planning for pregnancy

Planning for Pregnancy: 5 Health Tips for Couples

by Laura on 6th January 2017 in Health tips

Considering trying for a baby in 2017? We asked pregnancy experts, Baby2Body, to share their words of wisdom for couples planning for pregnancy this year… If you’re thinking about having a baby, living healthier will not only benefit you and increase your chances of getting pregnant, but it can also benefit your baby’s future health. …

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GPDQ’s
1st Birthday

by Laura on 2nd December 2016 in GPDQ news

GPDQ went live a year ago today To celebrate we’ve taken a look back at some of the key moments over the past 12 months. None of it would have been possible without all of the brilliant feedback and support we’ve had from our patients and doctors, so a huge thanks from the team here …

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What you need to know about norovirus

What you need to know about norovirus

by Laura on 24th November 2016 in Health tips

Norovirus is often called the ‘winter vomiting bug’, although you can catch it any time of year. Norovirus actually refers to a group of viruses that cause inflammation of the lining of the stomach and large intestine – also known as, gastroenteritis. It is one of the most common winter bugs in the UK. How …

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