Gloucestershire antibiotic prescribing down 8%

There is real concern in the medical world that we are running out of new antibiotics and as more resistant bugs, like MRSA and clostridium difficile, emerge this could have disastrous consequences for the health of the nation. Just 100 years ago, before the widespread use of antibiotics, life expectancy was much shorter than today and people didn’t die of …

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Is it the Governments Job to Tackle Obesity?

Below is the clip broadcast on Sunday Morning Live on BBC1 For those of you who have followed my blog and other videos you will know the message, however it is so important I urge everyone to watch and take action if their lifestyle is taking toll on their health.

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Ben Hobday’s Inspirational Ride at Badminton

It was such a wonderful feeling to be at Badminton Horse Trials this year and see Ben Hobday complete a phenomenal competition having spent the last year fighting cancer. We are all winners to see him having “kicked cancers butt” so well. Fantastic photo from Bartholomew Photography.

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The Island with Bear Grylls Fundraising for Stand up to Cancer

You may have already heard but make a date to watch the Island with Bear Grylls this Autumn. I cannot say too much but it should make for good viewing and we hope it will raise more funds for stand up to cancer. I will keep you posted here and on twitter but I am looking forward to seeing it …

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Ellenborough Park a Bite at the Opera

With my lovely telly hubby Dr Christian and Rojerio at “Dr Dawn’s Bite at the Opera” at Ellenborough Park raising funds for Action Medical Research We had a great evening raising funds for action medical research thanks to all the sponsors and guests for making the evening a success.

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Six Nations Rugby Dinner in Aid of Nordoff Robbins

Had a great evening with a few faces you may recognise at the Six Nations Dinner in aid of Nordfoff Robbins music therapy at the Grosvenor Hotel in London this month. If you want to find out more about Nordoff Robbins click here. It was nice to see Mike Tindall get an award, he will always be a Bath Rugby …