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When should I be concerned about memory problems?

Forgetfulness, memory problems, not being able to recall the information you are trying to grasp….it can be difficult to know whether these things are a normal part of aging or whether you, or family and friends, should be seeking help.

How does Christmas affect healthcare?

For many, Christmas is a time of fun and parties. This inevitably leads to large spikes in demand in many industries including entertainment and hospitality. But wait a minute. Have you thought about how the Christmas season might affect healthcare?

How often should men have a prostate screening?

According to Cancer Research UK, over 52,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the country each year, making it the most common cancer in men. That’s more than 140 cases a day. Among these cases, over 12,000 men succumb to illness and death.

Keeping an eye on your health

Many women, as they grow older, begin to focus more on nutrition, health, fitness and physical and mental wellbeing. The trigger to this is often hitting a landmark birthday and research shows that 40, more than any other landmark birthday, seems to mark the moment when we reassess our health.

How to stay well during flu season

The flu season is upon us, and the last thing you need is to have your nose running and a headache clouding your judgement. Not to mention, with the coronavirus still present, you don’t want to be afflicted by similar symptoms and have to go through the inconvenience of PCR tests.

What jobs can you get when you have epilepsy?

Having epilepsy is a cause of stress on its own. One thing that those who have epilepsy need to avoid is to have a stressful job, especially as stress can be a primary cause for seizures.

Do I need a medical before fostering or adopting a child or working in childcare?

Are you thinking about adopting or fostering a child, or maybe considering working in childcare? If so you may be unsure about whether or not you will require a medical examination.

National Cholesterol Month – a great incentive to book a blood test!

October is National Cholesterol Month – a whole month dedicated to raising awareness and offering advice about the health dangers associated with high cholesterol.

Summerfield Healthcare’s exclusive offer as part of Shrewsbury Half Marathon sponsorship

The Shrewsbury Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 10th and we are delighted to be part of the event as one of the sponsors.

Summerfield Healthcare expands minor surgery services

At Summerfield Healthcare we believe you shouldn’t have to wait for the treatment you need – which is why we have expanded our minor surgery offerings.

High blood pressure and keeping it in check!

Do you know what your blood pressure reading should be? If not, it would be a good idea to find out because an estimated six million people in the UK have high blood pressure and don’t know it!

Summerfield Healthcare tackling blood testing shortages

A current shortage of blood test tubes is having a serious impact on the ability of the NHS to provide blood testing across the country. It’s a worrying situation, but it’s important for us to reassure people that they can still obtain a blood test with Summerfield Healthcare as we are fully stocked up on blood test vials.