Online sexual health screening could double the number of Londoners getting STI tests

Online sexual health screening could double the number of Londoners getting STI tests The latest in online screening for sexually transmitted infections is set to double the number of people who are getting tested in the capital, research has shown. Leading health figures have expressed concerns over changes made to sexual health services across the…

Travelling overseas? Here’s how to get the vaccinations that you need…

Travelling overseas? Here’s how to get the vaccinations that you need…   Are you going overseas for the summer? At Broadgate GP we can provide the information and the advice, everything you need to know. At Broadgate GP we provide a private travel clinic in London, our travel clinic offers a range of services including…

Why do you get colds in summer?

Why do you get colds in summer? Ever end up sneezing, blowing your not and feeling cold during the summer months? Some put it down to hay fevers, others think that they’re picked something up on a plane but rarely do people assume they have the same thing they had in the cold months of…

How to Prevent STIs

How to Prevent STIs Take a look at our blog and find out the risks of getting sexually transmitted infections from different sexual activities… Vaginal Penetrative Sex This is when a man’s penis enters a woman’s vagina, if a condom isn’t used, there’s a risk of pregnancy and getting or passing on STIs, this includes……

Essential First-Aid Kit for Travelling

Essential First-Aid Kit for Travelling When planning to travel, it is crucial that you are prepared for any unexpected illnesses that may occur while you are away. Holidays are a time for relaxing and having an enjoyable time and so you won’t want anything get in the way of your short break away. Planning Ahead...

What Causes Back Pain?

What Causes Back Pain? Back pain is often caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain and not usually by a serious problem. Often back pain doesn’t have one simple cause but may be due to a range of factors, including: • poor posture • lack of exercise resulting in stiffening of the spine...
HIV Treatment London

How Has HIV Treatment Changed?

With testing for HIV often seen as embarrassing and sometimes even an awkward treatment, Broadgate General Practice have always aimed avoid this by making it a more comfortable process. The team here at Broadgate General Practice are proud to offer a confidential and discreet service for HIV testing in London. We even have same day…

Gonnorhoea

New vaccine to protect against Gonorrhoea

The latest developments in a vaccine which has shown signs to protect against gonorrhoea has been announced by scientists in New Zealand. The World Health Organisation has also commented on how this developing vaccine could stop the global spread of the sexually transmitted infection ‘super-gonorrhoea’. Around 78 million people pick up the sexually transmitted infection…

Symptoms of Malaria

Doctor Approved Tips to Keep Hay Fever at Bay

Summer is here and hay fever season is in full swing, bringing with it leaky eyes, clogged sinuses and sneezing fits. With recent reports stating that gin was the answer to relieving symptoms, take a look at these doctor approved remedies… Change your clothes as soon as you get home When you’re outside, pollen can…

Why exercising outdoors in London is OK

Exercising outdoors is a lot more beneficial to our health that hitting up the gym, it burns more calories and helps to release serotonin – which regulates anxiety and influences happiness. With air pollution becoming an increasing concern, especially in London, don’t stick to the gym, here are 5 tips to ensure exercising safely in…

Depression

Depression: What You Should Know

Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in Britain and while there are some people who believe depression is nothing more than a trivial concern that you can simply “snap out of,” this is not true. Depression is a legitimate health condition [1]. Depression affects both children and adults. Recent studies indicate…

Tiredness

Tiredness: How It Can Affect You

Tiredness can result due to many issues, the most common one which is the failure to get enough sleep. Most of us face much tiredness often, as we tend to overweigh the importance of our work to the number of hours we should sleep. You will, therefore, find that most people tend to sleep for…