Posts for Health

Money awarded for new mental health hub

The Government has announced that nearly £1.5million is being awarded to the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) for a new mental health hub.   According to the Department for Health […]

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Future of healthcare – Stratton Medical Centre

While I was in Liverpool, down in Bude last week there was a Liberal Democrats’ public meeting on the future of healthcare in the town. Some of you may have […]

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Exeter research shows blue LED light linked to increased risk of some cancers

From University of Exeter: The “blue light” emitted by street lights including LEDs, and commercial outdoor lighting such as advertising, is linked to a significant increase in the risk of […]

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Health & Care in the Bude Area

Concerned about the future of the NHS? You would be welcome at a meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday 18th April in the Ivor Potter Hall at the Parkhouse Centre […]

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Running with your dog – fitter together!

 Lara Trewin, thanks for this wonderful article about the benefits of running with your dog: I run, I love running and it’s become a big part of my life over […]

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My best purchase in a long time…a water bottle

Some months ago, I decided I needed to hydrate myself more. With all the concern about single-use plastic bottles, that obviously wasn’t the way forward. Anyway, we have a borehole […]

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Yoga for wellbeing – mind, body and soul…

By Claire Jennings: “In modern times yoga has become an essential part of life’s toolbox.  Technology is our friend and foe, and stress and anxiety affect us all at any age. […]

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Cornish MPS meet NHS to discuss radiotherapy services

Cornwall’s MPs have met with NHS England representatives in Westminster to discuss the future of radiotherapy services and modernisation proposals. NHS England launched a public consultation in October 2017 called ‘Modernising […]

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Eight Cornish beaches designated as bathing waters, including Northcott Mouth

Beachgoers in Cornwall can now benefit from eight more beaches which have been designated as bathing waters. Eight Cornish beaches, including Northcott Mouth in Bude, received their designation, bringing the […]

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Stratton Medical Centre update

Having contacted NHS England’s primary care section about changes at Stratton Medical Centre, I received this response:   All patients registered with the GP Practice have received letters informing them […]

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Hospital parking charges…

Recently, I signed a petition about exorbitant parking charges at hospitals, the logic being that for pensioners and others who may be on low incomes, high charges make a hole in […]

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Holsworthy Doctors to take over Stratton Medical Centre

I’ve been contacted by an alarmed patient about the future of Stratton Medical Centre. Patients have been notified that from 1st April 2018, the running of the surgery will be […]

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More than 30,000 people in Cornwall now have diabetes

The number of people diagnosed with diabetes in Cornwall has reached 30,471, according to a new analysis released by Diabetes UK. The new figures show that the number of people […]

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Eating healthily starts in Welcombe

By Helen Shingler: Last Saturday I attended, along with 12 others, a Plant and Protein-based Food Workshop hosted by Alison Migliorini-Stubbs at her home in Welcombe.  We were welcomed with […]

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New therapist in town

There’s now a therapist starting a private practice (click for website link) in Bude in a private consulting room above Shine at Nine. She is Michelle Parrington BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), PGCert, […]

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