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GERRY SLOAN JOINS THE LONDON GENERAL PRACTICE

We are very pleased to announce that Gerry Sloan has joined The London General Practice as Operations Manager.  Gerry joins from The London Clinic to head up the day to day running of the Practice and support our continuing growth. As part of his role Gerry leads the...

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Guidelines on cervical screening are changing

A smear test (cervical screening) is when the health of the cervix (the opening to the womb from the vagina) is checked.  A sample of cells is taken form the cervix to look for abnormal cell changes. Abnormal cell changes if left untreated can lead to cancerous cells,...

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GUIDELINES FOR FASTING IN RAMADAN

All able-bodied Muslims are expected to fast during the month of Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This is complete abstinence from food, drink and sexual relations. There are a number of exemptions to this, and in such cases the individual will either make up a fast at a...

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the most common cancers in the UK with around 1 in 8 women developing breast cancer in their lifetime,  Being aware of symptoms can lead to earlier diagnosis and treatment, and with that more effective...

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FOCUS ON VITAMIN D

Dr Angela Rai from The London General Practice, discusses the benefits and importance of vitamin D. Vitamin D is essential for healthy teeth and bones and helps regulate calcium levels in the body. The consequences of vitamin D deficiency are cardiomyopathy (a...

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Cardiac Screening

Heart disease can affect people at different ages.  Younger people may be affected by inherited or congenital conditions.  Coronary heart disease is classically associated with being an old man’s disease, however younger men and women are also affected by...

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Menopause

The menopause is a normal process that women experience, and can greatly affect the quality of a woman’s life.  The menopause occurs when the ovaries stop producing eggs, leading to a drop in hormone levels in the body. There are 3 stages: Perimenopause – this occurs...

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DR SANJAY MEHTA DISCUSSES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FLU JAB

Influenza is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract characterised by the sudden onset of fever, chills, headaches, aching muscles and extreme fatigue. Symptoms can also commonly include a dry cough and sore throat. For otherwise healthy individuals,...

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Dr Angela Rai discusses the common causes of Fatigue

Fatigue is an extremely common symptom seen in General Practice. Feeling tired is a normal part of life, but it can also be a symptom of illness.  There are numerous causes of tiredness including poor sleep, dehydration and stress as well as medical causes.  The...

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HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR FASTING IN RAMADAN

HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR FASTING IN RAMADAN All able-bodied Muslims are expected to fast during the month of Ramadan from dawn until dusk. This is complete abstinence from food, drink and sexual relations. There are a number of exemptions to this, and in such cases the...

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