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Published on September 6, 2016

People who visit GPs for toothache cost NHS £26million

People who visit GPs for toothache cost NHS £26million

It has been revealed around 600,000 GP appointments per year are being taken up by patients who are experiencing toothache and other dental issues. This trend not only potentially costs the NHS £26m in wasted appointments, but also lengthens waiting times for patients who would genuinely benefit from seeing a GP. But what is driving […]

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Published on August 9, 2016

Flossgate… or is flossing worth the effort

Flossgate… or is flossing worth the effort

Last week Associated Press published a report that shook to the core one of the postulates of good oral health, namely “Thou shalt floss daily”. Here at StockdaleMartin we have been following the unfolding of the ensuing drama with interest. The original report said that the evidence for flossing is “weak, very unreliable,” of “very […]

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Published on June 28, 2016

NHS changes impact on marketing strategy

NHS changes impact on marketing strategy

As a healthcare marketing agency naturally it is important that we keep abreast of changes in the [often very dynamic] healthcare environment. This is why two members of the StockdaleMartin team  – Anca and Yana – attended a conference on multichannel marketing to NHS professionals earlier this month. Here, we can reveal some of the […]

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Published on January 14, 2016

E-cigarettes may soon become available on the NHS

E-cigarettes may soon become available on the NHS

Around 10 million adults in the UK smoke cigarettes. This has been acknowledged by UK medicine regulators and for the first time they have approved an e-cigarette brand, opening the doors for them to be prescribed on the NHS. Despite the controversy over the safety of e-cigarettes, GPs could soon be prescribing a rechargeable e-cigarette […]

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Published on September 14, 2015

E–cigarettes may soon be provided by the NHS to help smokers quit

E–cigarettes may soon be provided by the NHS to help smokers quit

 In Britain, 2.6 million adults are using e-cigarettes as a method to try and quit smoking as they are 95% less harmful than tobacco. The NHS have acknowledged the safety of using                     e–cigarettes and they could soon be prescribed on the NHS to encourage more smokers to quit. However, it must be noted that […]

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Published on December 11, 2013

Are the GP changes really as good as they sound?

Are the GP changes really as good as they sound?

Proposed changes in the new contract for GPs aim to offer a more personalised and efficient service to the general public. The changes are set to take place from 2014-2015. One of the changes is to scrap the 10 minute appointment time, making everything a little more flexible and freeing up appointment time. But is […]

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Published on June 10, 2013

Campaign to warn of passive smoking risks

Campaign to warn of passive smoking risks

The government has revealed the launch of its passive smoking advertising campaign. The TV and online adverts will warn viewers of the risk passive smoking can have on your health, particularly amongst children. In times where health and wellbeing has become vitally important, messages like these resound throughout the country. We constantly hear of the […]

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Published on January 28, 2013

Shortlist of dental practices to continue trialling the new NHS dental contract

Shortlist of dental practices to continue trialling the new NHS dental contract

Last week, the Department of Health (DoH) announced an additional 29 practices to join the existing 70 practices for the new contract pilot scheme. The reason for adding more practices to the scheme is to test one of the biggest changes of the new contact – how dentists are paid. Previously, this was based on […]

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Published on November 7, 2012

Change4Life app aims to educate public on the impact of alcohol

Change4Life app aims to educate public on the impact of alcohol

Most of us enjoy a drink from time to time, especially when we’re celebrating birthdays, weddings, new year’s eve…the list goes on. As you soon realise, one drink turns into plenty more by the end of the night! The Department of Health are always on the lookout for new ways to educate the public on […]

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Published on November 2, 2012

Money spent on treating oral health diseases exceeds cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia

Money spent on treating oral health diseases exceeds cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia

Shockingly, we spend an estimated 0.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) on treating oral health diseases, in comparison with other conditions including cancer. The most shocking part is that the majority of cases are preventable! Preventative dentistry is often at the heart of debates surrounding dental care in the UK and across the world. Simple […]

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