Entries by CLINIC TEAM

Caring for the carers this Good Care Month

July is ‘Good Care Month’, and after the year we’ve had, we thought it was time we give some consideration to the carers themselves. For many people care is a career choice, but for thousands of others it is something that has been thrust upon them. When a loved one becomes ill or less able […]

Are you fit-to-fly? Testing before travelling

After more than a year of being pretty much contained between the same four walls, more and more of us are beginning to consider venturing abroad once more. But what do we need to do to ensure that we can do so safely, without endangering ourselves, other travellers or the people of whichever country we […]

Our top lifestyle medicine tips to avoid flu

It might be tempting to rest on your laurels when it comes to the flu. With a nationwide lockdown in place for much of the past year, winter 2020/21 saw a surprising drop in the number of flu cases across the country, and indeed the world. However, with things opening up and people spending more […]

Don’t forget your cervical screening

Cervical Screening Awareness week falls on 14th to 20th June this year, and it’s now more important than ever that women ensure they are up to date with their screening. The pandemic has affected almost every aspect of our lives, but arguably the impact on healthcare has been the most concerning. Many people missed the […]

Why is PCR testing so important?

With the increased availability of lateral flow tests and more than 50 per cent of the population having received at least one dose of vaccine, you might be forgiven for thinking PCR testing for COVID is now a thing of the past. However, much as we would all like to think that the end is […]

Yoga can help give you a healthier lifestyle – Jo Goff explains

At The Mayfair GP, we believe in the positive effects of Lifestyle Medicine – looking after your body in a holistic way to help promote a healthy lifestyle and prevent the onset of disease. Alongside a healthy, balanced diet, exercise is hugely important not just to help our physical health, but also to promote mental […]

Dementia support for families

Dementia Action Week will take place this year on 17-23 May 2021. At The Mayfair GP, we are committed to providing dementia support to those suffering with the illness, as well as their families, in whatever way we can. This past year has certainly been tough on those living with dementia. What is dementia? The […]

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month, and here at The Mayfair GP that’s a topic that is close to our hearts. Untreated perinatal mental illness is one of the leading causes of maternal death during pregnancy and in the first year after giving birth, so it is vitally important that healthcare workers are on […]

Supporting your family’s mental health

Monday 8 March was a day many of us had been waiting for, when the school gates finally opened again. But while for many families the return to school was a welcome relief, for some the effects of Lockdown have been far reaching, and the return to some sort of normality might be a long […]

Testing, testing! The importance of a Covid-19 PCR test

As schools have gone back and a gradual return to the workplace is imminent, more and more people are conducting lateral flow Covid tests on a regular basis. And they can do this from the comfort of their own home. So now that we are able to test ourselves, has the clinician-led PCR test become […]