Medical Specialists Celebrate 70 years of the NHS

The National Health Service (NHS) turned 70 on 5 July 2018. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of one of the nation’s most loved institutions, to appreciate the vital role the service plays in our lives and to recognise and thank the extraordinary NHS staff who support and care for us.

On 5 July 1948, the NHS was launched by the then Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, at Park Hospital in Manchester (known today as Trafford General Hospital).

Our celebrations of the NHS turning 70 will look further into the future at the exciting possibilities being created by advances in science, technology and information. This is a future where healthcare is based around early detection and preventative care, where patients can access expert advice on demand, treatments could be tailored to an individual’s DNA or surgeries be carried out virtually from remote locations.

The NHS employs 1.7 million people across the UK and deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours. The NHS employs staff from all over the world and have 350 different careers. None of this would be possible without the skill, dedication and compassion of our staff, as well as the many volunteers, charities and communities that support the service.

At Medical Specialists we feel the 70th anniversary is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the remarkable developments in healthcare and to celebrate the achievements.  In fact, one of our team actually volunteers at a local hospital as a radio presenter, and the radio station entertained the NHS staff, patients and visitors on 4th July to celebrate the 70 year anniversary.

We can all play a role in supporting the NHS in this special birthday year. This could be by volunteering, raising money for local NHS charities, or by taking steps to look after our own health and use our medical services wisely.

Medical Specialists are proud of our country’s fantastic health service, and look forward to another 70 years of great care! We support the NHS’ initiatives by helping to promote their annual health campaigns, with the latest one we have published is for National Smile Month, which was a campaign that aimed to encourage people to share positive messages and engage others in developing and maintaining a healthy mouth.

Don’t forget, Medical Specialists can dispense your NHS Paper Prescriptions or your NHS Electronic Prescription (EPS), and more information about these services can be found on the Medical Specialists NHS page.

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Viagra Connect Finally Arrives And is available at Medical Specialists®


Viagra Connect finally arrives and is available at Medical Specialists.

VIAGRA CONNECT helps treat symptoms of erectile dysfunction. It increases the blood flow to the penis to help men get and keep an erection that lasts long enough for sex.

VIAGRA CONNECT is clinically proven to treat all three issues of ED:
• Getting an erection
• Hardness of an erection
• Maintaining an erection Continue reading

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National Smile Month

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National smile month

National Smile Month 2018 is set to run from May 15th until June 15th and a large number of individuals and organisations will be setting up events to spread the message of the need to pay attention to oral hygiene to maintain a bright and white smile.

There are now more opportunities than ever before for dental and health professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces in fact anyone with an interest in good oral health to join National Smile Month 2018 and help educate, motivate and communicate the importance of good oral health. Continue reading

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Get Involved with Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Dementia Action Week takes place on 21-27 May and we will be asking everyone to take actions big and small to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society. Continue reading

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Can We Trust BMI to Measure Obesity?

BMIAround 60% of adults in the UK are overweight or obese, according to a 2013 study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. They are labelled this way because of their body mass index, or BMI.

We are used to the idea that being fat is harmful. But some people who have a high BMI are relatively safe when it comes to the risk from serious conditions such as diabetes or heart disease. Meanwhile, people with a supposedly ‘healthy’ BMI could still have a high risk of developing health problems. Continue reading

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