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…

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...

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week runs between 22nd – 28th January. The theme for 2018 is to reduce your risk. Over 3000 women a year are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the UK, with around 800 deaths as a result of cervical cancer. Most cervical cancers are caused by a sexually transmitted infections called HPV. What…

Factors That Can Make or Break an Office-Based Business

You will definitely experience the high and the lows that come when working in an office environment. From the Monday morning blues to the anxiety of Friday drawing ever closer, your working week can be slow or fly out fast. Working in an office can cause you the stress or contribute to happiness, as your…

Common Autumn Illnesses

Developing Illnesses in Autumn There are a number of illnesses that commonly arise during the autumn season. Whilst the autumn might bring things such as Halloween and Bonfire Night, it all brings several illnesses. People who already have underlying health conditions might be more prone to infection to so it’s always good to know what…

Importance of Using Hygiene Coating In The Health Sector

It’s important for all types of healthcare facilities to keep a clean and hygienic environment. Places such as hospitals, GP surgeries and nursing homes much keep areas and surfaces to a set hygiene standard. Whilst keeping areas clean, tidy and bacteria free might be easy to do by thoroughly cleaning with antibacterial products. It’s important…

How do I know if I have an STI?

How do I know if I have an STI? When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, spreading of the infections continue to increase. It’s important to practice safe sex as not doing this is increasing your health risk. Public Health England’s 2014 report stated that 439,243 cases of STIs were confirmed as…

What Your Semen Says About Your Health

It’s actually a great indicator of what’s going on inside of your body… Your health is probably one of the last things you’re thinking about when you ejaculate, but the consistency, look and smell of your semen can actually help you keep track of your health. Your finished products only contains up to 10% of…

How to Practice Safe Sex

Choosing to have safer sex means that you are protecting your partner and yourself from the risk of STIs. A lot of people would assume that this would ruin your sex life, but this is not the case. In many cases, safer sex and improve sex and it reduces any risk of sexual transmitted infections…

Lyme Disease – Everything you need to know

More recently, Lyme Disease is making the news, with more and more people being diagnosed with the illness. A number have celebrities and public figures who are living with Lyme Disease have also come out to raise awareness. Former England rugby captain Matt Dawson had to have heart surgery after being bitten by a ticker…