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Health News Spot - Health warning! Clicking any item will take you to the full BBC news item which can be distracting!

Margaret Keenan: First UK person to get the Pfizer jab gets booster

The 91-year-old got her booster in Coventry alongside the matron who administered her first dose.

Covid: Cancer backlog could take a decade to clear

Research identifies 20,000 missing patients in England - and warns more staff and equipment are needed.

QE Hospital Birmingham: Winter looms with staff 'hanging on by a thread'

A hospital consultant says workers at the QE in Birmingham are already under "immense" pressure.

Covid: How can missing five million be persuaded to have the jab?

Headlines have focused on teenagers and booster doses - but millions still haven't had a first jab.

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Very good general health website from the NHS information about illnesses, diseases, finding your BMI, growing old gracefully, care of the elderly, over 50s health, children's health, mens' health, women's health, addictions and much more. Really important stuff. Give it a browse and you might live longer!
British Medical Acupuncture Society. Contains information about meetings and advice for patients and health professionals plus search facility to find acupuncturists in SN11 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Chestnut Clinic Calne

10 Salmons Leap, Calne SN11 9EU, UK – 07794 626218

Wow. Jason is incredibly talented. He has a full toolkit of healing modalities at his disposal and fluidly switches between them to give you the healing your body needs. He picked up on things needing attention even I had forgotten about. Thank you for this awesome experience. I could not recommended him more highly to you.

Turner Osteopathy

6, Calne Business Centre, Harris Rd, Calne SN11 9PT, UK – 07582 407717

Turner Osteopathy

6, 21 Harris Rd, Calne SN11 9PT, UK – 07582 407717

Complementary Healthare Information Service UK with information about all sorts of alternative therapies from Acupuncture to Bowen technique to Reiki and Yoga.  Search for alternative health practitioners in Wiltshire.

Alternative Medicine

Julian Midder - Equine Therapist

28 The Green, Calne SN11 8DJ, UK – 07836 211041

I have 25 years of experience working with horses, dogs (and even people), using both 'hands-on' and acupuncture based treatment. I also advise on herbal and nutritional support for a wide range of hormonal and other chronic conditions. Based in Wiltshire I will travel fairly extensively.

Sue Wallace

6 Baydon Grove, Calne SN11 9AT, UK – 01249 823287

Honeysuckle Holistics

Lavender House, Honeysuckle Close, Calne SN11 9TE, UK – 07512 654252

Useful NHS site with information for every type of carer. It provides details of the services or benefits affecting carers, carers' workers and voluntary organisations and others. Find out if you will have to pay for your own long term care, research money and financial implications, the wellbeing of all carers, the needs of young carers. Search for carer services such as dementia care and respite breaks around Calne or anywhere in the UK with the search facility.
This is a good NHS site for finding doctors, dentists, clinics, hospitals and urgent care in SN11 or anywhere in England. It also lists Dentists accepting NHS patients!

BBC Healthy Lifestyle Website - the importance of exercise, exercise for children, diet and finess plans.
This is the NHS website with information about all sorts of mental health issues including depression, breakdowns, phobias, self-harm, over-eating and more.
Search for mental health services in SN11 or anywhere in England.
Health A to Z, conditions and illnesses, symptom checker. Online discussions and communities, news and topical articles.
NHS site for England and Wales. Health A to Z of conditions and illnesses. Information about the NHS and its services and management. Search for NHS services in SN11 and Calne.
Health companion for travellers - offers customized medical kits and advice on medication. Check the tablet and vaccination requirements and tips.
The NHS website with advice for healthy travelling - inoculations required for travel, inflight health. Lots of stuff that you did not Know you did not Know - some of it really important!
Useful travel health website from NHS with travel advice and search facility to find where to get a yellow fever innoculation around Calne.
For many conditions and symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS, Emotional recovery after breast cancer, redundancy, confidence & self esteem, anxiety and many more. Many on offer. Professional, caring and thoughtful company.