BBC Health and Medical News

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

Green man road crossings 'too fast'

Guidance calls for councils in England to make it easier for elderly and disabled people to cross the road.

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

The payout - to a woman who developed ovarian cancer - is the largest award so far against the firm.

HIV home-testing kits warning

The medicines regulator seizes 114 potentially unreliable home-testing kits.

Matt Dawson's life changed by a tick bite

A bacterial infection spread through the former England rugby player's body after he was bitten.

'Safer' Down's syndrome test to be introduced in Wales

The new test - which has a reduced risk of miscarriage - will be offered from next year.

Stephen Hawking: I'm worried about the future of the NHS

Cambridge professor criticises health secretary and warns about role of private sector in the NHS.

Calories in popular foods must be cut, say health officials

Health officials target pizzas, burgers and ready meals to help tackle child obesity in government drive.

Ashbrooke Care Home closed over 'serious risk to life'

Ashbrooke Care Home is closed after an urgent inspection found failings that posed "serious risk to life".


CHARITIES

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GENERAL

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 TN11 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

The Tonbridge Clinic

339 Shipbourne Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3EU, UK – 01732 350255

After 9 months of trying to sort out a painful Achilles tendon problem, sadly without any lasting success, I eventually decided to visit The Tonbridge Clinic back in November 2016. Fortunately, I was introduced to Tim Versey Smith and he quickly established the likely cause of my heel pain. With his guidance and support over a few short months, the daily pain that I had been experiencing has disappeared and I have even managed to meet my goal of getting back to regular running. Thank you very much Tim. Dealing with Tim and other members of the team at The Tonbridge Centre has been a real pleasure. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.

I was referred to The Tonbridge Clinic by a friend following a fracture to my foot. Chris Worsfold has been amazing in not only suggesting an exercise regime but also in giving peace of mind to ensure that I regain full flexibility. To find an expert who is both friendly and approachable with a real way in understanding your concerns has been invaluable. Friendly and flexible booking, lovely surroundings, all an added bonus. Am all-round positive experience. Thank you.

Ananda Clinic

231 Hadlow Rd E, Tonbridge TN10 4LR, UK – 01732 850695

If you want to be treated holistically then give this place a ring. I can recommend Sally Dean for acupuncture.

Stradbrook Dental Centre

47 Lyons Cres, Tonbridge TN9 1EY, UK – 01732 770666

Been here twice now for extractions including wisdom teeth and they are by far the best around they make you feel so at ease before during and after treatment. Softly spoken well mannered and very clean

Excellent dentist!!

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 Kent.

Alternative Medicine

The Tonbridge Clinic

339 Shipbourne Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3EU, UK – 01732 350255

After 9 months of trying to sort out a painful Achilles tendon problem, sadly without any lasting success, I eventually decided to visit The Tonbridge Clinic back in November 2016. Fortunately, I was introduced to Tim Versey Smith and he quickly established the likely cause of my heel pain. With his guidance and support over a few short months, the daily pain that I had been experiencing has disappeared and I have even managed to meet my goal of getting back to regular running. Thank you very much Tim. Dealing with Tim and other members of the team at The Tonbridge Centre has been a real pleasure. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services.

I was referred to The Tonbridge Clinic by a friend following a fracture to my foot. Chris Worsfold has been amazing in not only suggesting an exercise regime but also in giving peace of mind to ensure that I regain full flexibility. To find an expert who is both friendly and approachable with a real way in understanding your concerns has been invaluable. Friendly and flexible booking, lovely surroundings, all an added bonus. Am all-round positive experience. Thank you.

Ananda Clinic

231 Hadlow Rd E, Tonbridge TN10 4LR, UK – 01732 850695

If you want to be treated holistically then give this place a ring. I can recommend Sally Dean for acupuncture.

Martin Pascoe Associates Osteopath

23 Quarry Hill Rd, Tonbridge TN9 2RN, UK – 01732 355634

Mark treated my knee after 8 months of being in real pain. Am now back playing tennis pain-free. A really friendly practice with polite and welcoming staff. I would definitely recommend this place.

I was recommended by my Pilates teacher. Great treatment! Sorted out my back, shoulder and arm pain. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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 Leigh 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 TN11 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 TN11 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 TN11 and Leigh.

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 Leigh.

Healthy Audio

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.

St Mary's Church
Leigh, Kent
Vicar: Rev'd Lionel Kevis
01732 833022


Coffee Stop
Meet up with friends and make new ones over coffee. 10.00 - 11.30 am every Wednesday in the Genner Room, St Marys Church, Leigh.
Tea and cake also available.




Pet Service in the Marquee on the Green
10am on 7th September