Chair's blog

News and views from our Chair Dr Anil Mehta

14 Nov 2019
It’s that time of year again - winter is here, and with it comes heightened health risks for certain people
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03 Oct 2019
10 October is World Mental Health Day, an opportunity for all of us to reflect on our own mental health and perhaps that of those close to us as well
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22 Aug 2019
You may have noticed in the news that the number of measles and mumps cases has been rising over the last few years
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24 Jul 2019
With the summer holidays upon us, it’s wise to take a moment to look after your health so you can make the most of a warm summer
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03 Jun 2019
Next week (10-16 June) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, and I want to take this opportunity to highlight the importance of screening in helping to prevent cervical cancer
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25 Apr 2019
Body image issues can affect us all, whatever our age or gender. With the rise of social media, it’s becoming increasingly hard to escape unrealistic images of the ‘perfect’ body and the pressure to conform can be overwhelming for some.
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25 Jan 2019
A new year sees many of us committing to improving something about ourselves or to trying something new.
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08 Nov 2018
Cold weather can be seriously bad for your health, and that's why it's important to look after yourself.
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23 Oct 2018
With an increasing demand for services and tighter budgets, we need to ensure that local people continue to receive the high quality care that they need and rightly expect.
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11 May 2018
Mental health is a key issue for our local residents and for the NHS. We know that one in four people will experience a mental health issue, and you’d be surprised how many people visit their GPs with varying degrees of anxiety, depression and stress.
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28 Mar 2018
Spotting bowel cancer early could save your life. In fact, when diagnosed at its earliest stage, more than 90 per cent of people will survive for five years or more.
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05 Mar 2018
Children can be a worry at the best of times, and having a poorly youngster to cope with can be particularly challenging – especially if you’re not sure what the problem is.
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30 Nov 2017
As a local GP, I want to encourage all patients who are entitled to a free flu vaccine to make sure they get it as part of keeping healthy this winter.
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19 Oct 2017
As a local GP I know only too well the pressures that the NHS faces both here and across the country at the moment.
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14 Sep 2017
Did you know you can now access your GP practice and manage your health online in much the same way as managing other areas of your life, such as banking and shopping?
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14 Jul 2017
it’s important to remember that hot weather can pose a health risk and there are some simple precautions you can take to ensure you enjoy a safe and healthy summer.
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21 Jun 2017
This summer many of us will be making the most of the long-awaited warmer weather and spending time outside in our gardens and parks. However, with extremely high pollen counts this year many people are suffering from the effects of hay fever.
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26 Oct 2016
Our GP hubs are the perfect place to go if you need medical attention urgently, but it's not a serious emergency.
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25 May 2016
There's a new service in Redbridge that can help you deal with difficult times
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17 Mar 2016
How one of the CCG's own members is helping raise awareness of the early signs of cancer.
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21 Dec 2015
Dr Mehta's top tips for a healthy holiday.
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09 Nov 2015
Why having a healthy breakfast every day can be a powerful weapon in the fight against diabetes.
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06 Oct 2015
A series of media articles in recent months regarding the NHS rehabilitation units at the Heronwood and Galleon Wards in Wanstead have focused on the views of campaigners who object to local GPs’ proposals to make positive changes to how post-hospital rehabilitation is delivered.
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