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Free blood pressure checks at Pharmacies

Free blood pressure checks at Pharmacies If you are over 40, you can get a free blood pressure check at a local pharmacy. No appointment is needed. You can find pharmacies offering free blood pressure checks on the NHS website. Why is it important? High blood pressure is the biggest cause of cardiovascular disease, which … Continued

Strep A and Scarlet Fever

Strep A and Scarlet Fever Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children. It is usually mild and can easily be treated with antibiotics. It is caused by a bacteria group called group A streptococci, which can cause other respiratory and skin infections such as strep throat and impetigo. If bacteria gets … Continued

BMI calculator

Use this calculator to check your body mass index (BMI) and find out if you are a healthy weight. Or, use it to check your child’s BMI centile.

Medicines A-Z

Medicines A to Z   Visit the Medicines A to Z page on the NHS website to find out about hundreds of types of medication.