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Date: 21 October 2017
Our CCG Chair, Dr Waseem Mohi, has a regular health column in the local paper – the Barking and Dagenham Post. In his column, Dr Mohi offers advice to readers about a wide range of health issues from ensuring they get symptoms checked out early to making sure they use A&E appropriately. You can read Dr Mohi’s columns below.
As a local GP I know only too well the pressures that the NHS faces both here and across the country at the moment.
Did you know you can now access your GP practice and manage your health online in much the same way as managing other areas of your life, such as banking and shopping?
With the summer holidays here, many of us are hoping for warmer and drier weather so that we can make the most of spending time outdoors. However, it’s important to remember that hot weather can pose a health risk and there are some simple precautions you can take to ensure you enjoy a safe and healthy summer.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, with around one in eight affected at some point during their lives. The earlier it is picked up, the easier it is to treat and the more likely the treatment is to be successful.
Talking Therapies is a free and confidential NHS service which provides support from an expert team who understand the problems and stresses you face every day, and who will work with you to help you feel better.
Patient Online is a convenient and time-saving new online service that allows you to take control of your health at a time that suits you.
As the weather gets colder and the nights longer, GPs in Barking and Dagenham are giving their top tips for residents to stay warm and stay well this winter.
Dr Mohi, our chair, writes a regular health column for the Barking and Dagenham Post. Read his August 2016 column here.
We’ve all heard of diabetes, many of us will know someone with the condition. Yet many people, an estimated an estimated 549,000 across the UK, have diabetes but don’t yet know it. That’s why this Diabetes Awareness Week (12-18 June), local doctors are urging people with symptoms of diabetes to speak to their GP
Dr Mohi, our chair, writes a regular health column for the Barking and Dagenham Post. Read his February 2016 column here.