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Health News Spot - Health warning! Clicking any item will take you to the full BBC news item which can be distracting!

Getting NHS back on track 'could take many years'

Targets covering A&E, cancer and routine operations have been missed for more than three years.

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.

General election 2019: Labour vows to outspend Tories on the NHS

The party says it would tax the "wealthiest" to cut hospital waiting times if it wins the election.

Northern Ireland's nurses set for December strike

Nurses will hold a 12-hour strike on 18 December, with more action planned before the new year.

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Very good general health website from the NHS information about illnesses, diseases, finding your BMI, growing old gracefully, care of the elderly, over 50s health, children's health, mens' health, women's health, addictions and much more. Really important stuff. Give it a browse and you might live longer!
British Medical Acupuncture Society. Contains information about meetings and advice for patients and health professionals plus search facility to find acupuncturists in WS14 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Life

Lichfield Therapy, 3 Middle Mews, Backcester Ln, Lichfield WS13 6JH, UK – 07722 358149

The treatment is helping me to make changes to my life that is having a positive effect . I would recommend the treatment very highly.

Dr China

27 Bore St, Lichfield WS13 6LZ, UK – 01543 256839

Wonderful massage will be going back

Beautiful massage

ThreeSpiresPhysiotherapy

24 Sanders Way, Lichfield WS14 9AD, UK – 07884 281623

Many thanks to Dave for the treatment received for my lower back pain. Hopefully the exercise routines and advice will keep further problems at bay. The home visits and Dave's friendly nature are a real plus when choosing a physiotherapist

Dave has been wonderfully helpful in treating the pain in my lower back resulting from an unstable disc. I have found him to be totally reliable and efficient. He also takes a real interest in his patients/clients,. Highly recommended.

Complementary Healthare Information Service UK with information about all sorts of alternative therapies from Acupuncture to Bowen technique to Reiki and Yoga.  Search for alternative health practitioners in Staffordshire.

Alternative Medicine

Moving You Forward

3 Greenhill, Lichfield WS13 6LF, UK – 07596 562907

Liz Earnshaw Hypnotherapy

Sports Medicine Partners, 12A Lombard Street, Lichfield WS13 6DR, UK – 07972 342441

Dr China

27 Bore St, Lichfield WS13 6LZ, UK – 01543 256839

Wonderful massage will be going back

Beautiful massage

Useful NHS site with information for every type of carer. It provides details of the services or benefits affecting carers, carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others. Find out if you will have to pay for your own long term care, research money and financial implications, the wellbeing of all carers, the needs of young carers. Search for carer services such as dementia care and respite breaks around Lichfield or anywhere in the UK with the search facility.
This is a good NHS site for finding doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and urgent care in WS14 or anywhere in England. It also lists Dentists accepting NHS patients!

BBC Healthy Lifestyle Website - the importance of exercise, exercise for children, diet and finess plans.
This is the NHS website with information about all sorts of mental health issues including depression, breakdowns, phobias, self-harm, over-eating and more.
Search for mental health services in WS14 or anywhere in England.
Health A to Z, conditions and illnesses, symptom checker. Online discussions and communities, news and topical articles.
NHS site for England and Wales. Health A to Z of conditions and illnesses. Information about the NHS and its services and management. Search for NHS services in WS14 and Lichfield.
Health companion for travellers - offers customized medical kits and advice on medication. Check the tablet and vaccination requirements and tips.
The NHS website with advice for healthy travelling - inoculations required for travel, inflight health. Lots of stuff that you did not Know you did not Know - some of it really important!
Useful travel health website from NHS with travel advice and search facility to find where to get a yellow fever innoculation around Lichfield.
For many conditions and symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, Emotional recovery after breast cancer, redundancy, confidence & self esteem, anxiety and many more. Many on offer. Professional, caring and thoughtful company.