Health & Wellbeing

The Healthy Somerset website has a new look and layout

New-look website to boost health in Somerset

A NEW-LOOK website aims to boost the health of people in Somerset. The site – www.healthysomerset.co.uk -…

The department stretches across two floors of South Walks House

New £14m NHS outpatient department opens in Dorchester

A NEW £14 million outpatient department has been opened by Dorset County Hospital (DCH). The scheme to refurbish the Outpatient…

King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer

King Charles III diagnosed with cancer: Harry returning to UK

KING Charles III has been diagnosed with a form of cancer, Buckingham Palace has…

The Yeovil District Hospital team is pictured (left to right): Linda Howard - clinical research assistant practitioner, Dr Agnieszka Kubisz-Pudelko - consultant anaesthetist, Lucy Pippard - clinical nurse researcher

Yeovil doctors helping research into different anaesthetics

SOMERSET doctors and patients have been praised for efforts in research into the use of anaesthetic. The Volatile Vs Total…

Former DCH consultant Michael Dooley leads the DCH100 team

Dorset County Hospital charity launches walk to boost £2.5m appeal

PEOPLE are being urged to put their best feet forward for a charity walk along the Jurassic Coast -…

Pharmacies can now treat seven common conditions without a GP appointment

Pharmacists can now treat these conditions without a GP appointment

SORE throats, earache, impetigo, shingles and more can now be treated by pharmacists – without the need for a…

Cost and eco benefits of reusable products on show at Somerset libraries

SWITCHING to reusable products could save money – and help the environment. That will be the message at a series…

A 'collection robot' could soon be handing out prescriptions at a Dorchester pharmacy. Pictures: Black Circle/Dorset Council

Robot could soon hand out prescriptions at Dorchester pharmacy

A ROBOT could soon be dispensing prescriptions in Dorchester. Black Circle has applied for permission to extend the chemist facilities…

David Bland is one of the Royal Free Hospital's 2,500 transplant patients. Pictures: RFH NHS Trust

Blandford man planning Jaguar jaunt after transplant surgery

A MAN from Blandford whose drinks after a stressful day at work ended up damaging his liver recently became…

Cancer care after radiotherapy treatment wins national award

CANCER patients in Somerset are receiving award-winning care in the months and years after undergoing radiotherapy treatment. The Macmillan Radiotherapy…