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BMI calculator

Use this calculator to check your body mass index (BMI) and find out if you are a healthy weight. Or, use it to check your child’s BMI centile.

Medicines A-Z

Medicines A to Z   Visit the Medicines A to Z page on the NHS website to find out about hundreds of types of medication.    

NHS Health Checks and Long Term Condition Reviews

NHS Health Checks and Long Term Condition Reviews   What is an NHS Health Check? It is a regular check-up for people aged between 40 and 74 who aren’t already receiving treatment for a long term condition. The aim is to spot any early signs that could increase your risk of stroke, kidney disease, type … Continued

Hay fever

Hay fever   Hay fever can’t be cured or prevented, but some simple self-care tips or medication from a Pharmacist should be your first option.   You should only ask to see a GP if other options haven’t worked.   What is hay fever?   Hay fever is a common allergic reaction. It’s caused by … Continued

Diabetes

Diabetes   Diabetes is a life-long condition that causes your blood sugar level to become too high. The health complications from having diabetes can be significant such as kidney failure, heart attacks or strokes. You are twice as likely to need to be admitted to hospital, and on average 1 in 6 hospital beds are … Continued

Long Term Conditions

It’s estimated that GPs spend half their appointment helping people with long term conditions and that 7 in 10 hospital beds are used to look after people in the same group.