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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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GPDQ has partnered with Quintessentially

by Laura on 23rd November 2016 in GPDQ news

We are delighted to announce our partnership with Quintessentially, the global luxury concierge service. Founded in 2000, Quintessentially began as a luxury concierge service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Now with offices in 60 cities around the world, over 2,500 staff and an unrivalled global network, Quintessentially is the world’s leading …

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Why your kids should be bored

Why your kids
should be bored

by Laura on 3rd November 2016 in Health tips

There’s a constant pressure on parents to keep their children stimulated and entertained. We must fill their time, whether that be with television, video games, sports, art, activities or books. But could this effort to keep our children constantly occupied and engaged have a negative impact on their development? Studies suggest that a little boredom …

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Bonfire Night

How to
treat a burn

by Laura on 2nd November 2016 in Health tips

Bonfire night is a wonderful time of year and a great excuse to get family and friends together. It does, however, come with a few risks attached. Sparklers burn at up to 20 times the boiling point of water – that’s 2000 degrees Celcius! Fireworks travel up to 150 miles per hour. Whether you’re attending …

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prevention tips for overall health

An Ounce of Prevention
Worth a Pound of Cure

by Laura on 12th September 2016 in Health tips

Here are 10 simple things you can do to improve overall health and focus on non-communicable disease prevention:   1. Drink up! A survey of 300 GPs found that 1 in 5 patients see their doctor with symptoms that can be cured by drinking more water. Start as soon as you wake up to get …

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A Heart-to-Heart on Non-Communicable Diseases

by Laura on 12th September 2016 in Health tips

While prevention of all types of illnesses is important, prevention of non-communicable diseases is becoming an increasingly hot topic. Check out our heart-to-heart on non-communicable diseases for a quick review of what you need to know. What is a non-communicable disease? A non-communicable disease (NCD) is not passed from person to person, but is developed …

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4 Tips for Coping
with Back to School Bugs

by Laura on 2nd September 2016 in Health tips

With school back in session, you may well be dreading the inevitable colds, bugs and viruses that result when children are crowded together. Dr Ellie Cannon wrote a great article about this for MyBaba – you can catch the full article here or read our quick rundown of the key points… What to do when …

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Top tips for 5 common breastfeeding issues

by Laura on 5th August 2016 in Health tips

In honour of World Breastfeeding Week, we spoke to both mothers and doctors to address some of the most common breastfeeding issues. It can be difficult at the beginning and 92% of new mums have at least 1 concern regarding breastfeeding, so know you’re not alone. Top tips for 5 common breastfeeding issues   1. …

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Hepatitis what you need to know and how to stay safe

Hepatitis: What you need to know

by Laura on 26th July 2016 in Health tips

There are still more than 400 million people around the world infected with hepatitis B or C. Only about 1 in 20 people with viral hepatitis know they are infected and only 1 in 100 cases are treated. This year’s World Hepatitis Day has been given the theme “Know Hepatitis–Act Now” and everyone is encouraged …

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