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Archive for November 2016

  • Nov28
    Let's talk about mouth cancer...

    November is ‘Mouth Cancer Action’ but do you know the signs to look out for? Countess Governor and dentist of 33 years Caroline Stein blogs about mouth cancer and how a dentist can spot the dangers

    Dental phobia – a fear of visiting a dentist – is quite common, but it’s something you all have to put to one side, because honestly, we are here to help…

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  • Nov18
    Talking targets and teamwork…

    Thank you to all my colleagues here at The Countess continuing to pull out all the stops to get behind our plans and arrangements to be as ready as we can be for winter. I do know how hard it is. This week it is our care of the elderly consultant and Clinical Director for Emergency Medicine Kausik Chatterjee, who has stopped us all in our tracks.  He has done a detailed piece of work reviewing a sample of case notes of Emergency Department attendances between January 2016 and October 2016.

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  • Nov14
    Diabetes Essentials marks World Diabetes Day - Monday 14 November

    This is the day the International Diabetes Federation encourages the world to focus on diabetes. Diabetes is a condition which gets lots of media attention; we have weekly headlines on causes of diabetes, cost of diabetes and cures for diabetes; the majority of these being sensationalised headlines to grab our attention, loosely based on facts.

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  • Nov04
    Always winter, never Christmas…

    Within the last couple of weeks I’ve had some of my most senior emergency, elderly care and surgical consultants come and find me, for a frank and open conversation. There is a pressing matter that is the focus of all our efforts and energy… winter. More specifically, how we will care for our patients and how we will care for each other in the weeks and months ahead of us. 

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