Could you be at risk of skin cancer? And do you know what to look for?

There are different forms of skin cancer – the most aggressive is malignant melanoma. 13,000 people will face a diagnosis of melanoma here in the UK this year and sadly many of them will not survive the disease. Over half of all melanomas develop out of the blue, which is why you should always report a new pigmented mark anywhere …

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National Star College New Accommodation

As a patron of the National Star College in Ullenwood, Cheltenham. I was thrilled to meet Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester who kindly opened their fabulous new residential accommodation at Bradbury Gardens in Cheltenham. To find out more about the National Star College have a look at their website.

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National Star College and the Harvey 100

Thanks go to the pupils of Kings Schhol Gloucester, I was lucky to join Dan at The National Star College to receive a cheque for a whopping £2,000. They raised the money by cycling 100kms in the Harvey 100 Cycle Ride in support of the College now in its fourth year the Harvey 100 has raised many thousands for its …

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Are you joining #Stoptober? Here are my top tips on giving up

As anyone who has successfully quit smoking knows, it can be an incredibly challenging experience, and success is often reliant on resolve and willpower, help from a variety of quitting tools and support from other people. With Stoptober just well on it’s way, there’s no better time to kick the habit. You are five times more likely to stay smoke …

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Bumped Into The Bay City Rollers

I think these boys were responsible for a huge increase in the sales of tartan trimmings in the 70’s. Although I didn’t succumb to Bay City Roller mania a lot of my friends did; although I do know the words to Bye Bye Baby…..

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Sightsavers Charity Fundraising

It was a real privilege to help raise money for the Sightsavers Charity who are trying to eliminate avoidable blindness and get equality for people with disabilities. Johnathon Ross compered the event and globally Barclays donated there global days profits of approximately $12 million to good causes such as Sightsavers. Working on the trading floor was a thrill but would …

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Why I’m supporting @PHE_uk and the @stoptober campaign this year

Public Health England are hoping to sign the one millionth smoker to Stoptober this year. Hopefully that could be you or someone you know. Your chances of quitting and staying quit are much greater if you do that with support and the concept of Stoptober is simple. All you have to do is search Stoptober online and register to be …

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Why I’m a fan of the @NHSChoices #Healthcheck

If you were watching my “Health Round Up” on This Morning on ITV today you may have been shocked by the statistic from the British Heart Foundation that 200 people under 65 die in the UK every week from a heart attack. They never get to enjoy their retirement. In fact a heart attack strikes someone here in Britain every …

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Worried about your cholesterol …..

Worried about your cholesterol but can’t or don’t want to take statins – check this out I was at a meeting this week with some fellow doctors discussing how we manage people with raised cholesterol levels which aren’t high enough to warrant treatment with a statin but which should ideally be lowered. We talked a lot around the merits of …