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Self care before surgery

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Playing an active part in your preparation for surgery can have a significant impact on your recovery and long-term health. Ahead of next month's Self Care Week, the Royal College of Anaesthetists's Hilary Swales explains the physical and mental approaches individuals can adopt ahead of surgical procedures and how clinicians can introduce this aspect of self care to patients.

Eight days a week?

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) has been working alongside the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Association of Directors of Adult Social Care (ADASS) and others to assess levels of confidence among care providers and encouraging planning and preparation. Government communications, which are designed to ensure that all employers - as well as all citizens – are ready for EU exit, have been ramped up. The CPA's Des Kelly assesses the level of sector readiness...

Get active for Self Care Week

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The Royal College of General Practitioners’ Active Practice Charter is the perfect initiative for GPs and their teams to get involved in Self Care Week. It’s seven days of awareness raising organised by the Self Care Forum and taking place 18 – 24 November 2019. The theme is long term and transformative: “Think self care for life”.

Prevention has a role to play - from beginning to end

“When our health is good, we take it for granted. When our health is bad, we expect the NHS to do their best to fix it.”
‘Marjorie’ has spent her life on a bicycle and in the gym and continues to enjoy her passion at the Hospice. Is there any connection between these two short sentences? Arthur Rank Hospice Charity CEO Sharon Allen believes there is...