Healthy Living

By admin / July 4, 2018 / Uncategorized / No Comments

This is the third and final part of my trilogy of blogs on preventative medicine. The other two are titled over-the-counter drugs and screening Promoting healthy living has become an industry but like vitamins and minerals which are too often 21st-century snake oil there is a lot of fake news. So what can we do […]

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Health Screening

By admin / July 4, 2018 / Uncategorized / No Comments

We are realising that preventative medicine is as important as treatment. I have recently posted blogs on over-the-counter drugs that we might give to people without disease as well as a blog on healthy living. To complete my thoughts on preventative medicine, I wanted to post on health screening I am a great believer in […]

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GDPR – your data and our policy

By admin / June 2, 2018 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Our mission statement on our data page sets out how we collect the minimum of data. New legislation from the EU now requires us to publish a full policy. Here it is: Privacy Policy GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) PRIVACY NOTICE BACKGROUND: Anaesthesia Ltd understands that your privacy is important to you and that you […]

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10Mar

Index – find a subject

By admin / March 10, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

HHere is a list of blogs on this site in the order they appear. You can also use the search function at the top right of the blog page: Healthy living Health Screening HIV and other blood borne infections Hypertension and anaesthesia Why we need patients to arrive early The effect of anaesthesia on cancer […]

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7Mar

HIV and other blood borne infections

By admin / March 7, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

When we talk about blood-borne infections we mean hepatitis and HIV where the concern is that patients carrying these viruses are asymptomatic and unaware that they are carriers. The relevance to me as an anaesthetist is protecting my staff. We practice what is called universal precautions which means effectively we treat patients as if they […]

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27Feb

Hypertension and Anaesthesia

By admin / February 27, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Hypertension or high blood pressure is very common and affects 16 million people in the UK. Often called the silent killer it has little effect for many years but can then cause heart attacks and strokes and is a major cause of death. It is very easy to measure and in most patients easy to […]

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15Feb

Why we need patients to arrive early!

By admin / February 15, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Every patient admitted to the hospitals in which I work is asked to complete an audit form. These are analysed and ranked by an independent company and provide valuable insight into how well we are performing. One of the commonest issues raised is the admission process and although this is not directly related to my […]

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15Feb

The effect of anaesthesia on cancer

By admin / February 15, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

As other illnesses have become less frequent and we have become better at treating them, cancer has become the most common reason for needing general anaesthesia. Advances in radiotherapy and chemotherapy, many originating from my own hospital St Bartholomew’s in London, together with surgery remain the mainstay of treatment although immunotherapy and genetics offer exciting […]

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15Feb

Over the counter drugs and vitamins

By admin / February 15, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Lots of people take vitamins, minerals and other remedies they buy from health shops – so called ‘over the counter’. It is a massive industry – estimated to be worth £1.86b in the UK alone. Is this just clever marketing? The fact remains that a normal varied diet in the UK will provide all the […]

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29Dec

Hotels

By admin / December 29, 2014 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Anaesthetic private practice is not limited to the operating theatre. It is important that anaesthetists as well as surgeons guide their patients through their medical treatment at a time when they are often anxious. One difficulty patients face is where to stay immediately before their admission or after discharge from hospital if they do not […]

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