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Category Archives: Health & Fitness

More than 3,000 people across London with Type 1 diabetes have received life-changing diabetes monitors through the NHS Long Term Plan. The innovative device, which is the size of a £2 coin and worn on the arm, means people with Type 1 diabetes do not have to carry out multiple finger-prick...
Figures released today to mark the end of Sickle Cell Awareness Month (September) show that black people in Wandsworth are responding to the urgent need for donors. Over the past year, 15% more black people have started donating blood in Wandsworth. There is a donor centre on the site of St...
So what can we do in our everyday lives to help ensure that everybody feels included? How should you treat somebody who has a learning disability? Be patient – some people with a learning disability may need time to communicate. Don’t rush, give them some time and space and go at their...
You can imagine how wonderful it is for nursing staff and doctors to see the progression of some of the tiny and vulnerable patients that they have cared for, often for many months. One of the ways that we facilitate this is by funding the annual Christmas Party for neonatal graduates, held at the...
Jonathan Samuel, Chief Executive for Gas Safe Register, said: “It’s great to see so many people supporting Gas Safety Week this year to help spread important and, in some cases, lifesaving advice about gas safety. It’s so vital that we help people to know not to cut corners with gas...
But we also look at the entire life experience and our Go Anywhere Do Anything programme is all about social inclusion and having fun. We organise days out like going to football matches, beach trips or even going clubbing. These trips make a real difference to people’s lives. But we need the...
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The charity supporting St George’s Atkinson Morley Wing in Tooting is inviting people to take part in two amazing fundraising events. The John King Brain Tumour Foundation fundraises for the Neurosurgery department. It was set up by Laura King whose husband John King sadly died following...
David said: “I’m delighted to have received this award. Reaching 70 years with diabetes has had its ups and downs but it was worth the wait and determination – I’m very stubborn!” Dr Nicola Neary, Consultant in Acute Medicine and Diabetes & Endocrinology, delivered a...
It’s World Hepatitis Day today, Sunday 28 July, and the St George’s Viral Hepatitis Team in Tooting are continuing to encourage local people to get tested for hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a blood borne virus. People can become infected by coming into contact with the blood of a person who...
On Sunday, everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the space – no need to book. Bring a picnic, and they'll provide activities, green space, shade and plenty of cool water! They’ll also be offering a particular welcome to families with young children or babies – ...
Right now our garden and nursery are flourishing. All plants are grown and cultivated by our students and they’re available to buy. This means that by supporting this local social enterprise you’re making a real difference to people’s lives. All good reasons to get your gardening on...
Jay said: “If Aari couldn’t be helped any further, Sina and I felt strongly that we wanted Aari to help others. We did not want another family to suffer losing their child or loved one. “Aari donated seven organs and saved the lives of two other children. We received a...
A message from Kate Allan, Secretary of the Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA), on Saturday’s fantastic Community Fun Day! Perfect weather, a great crowd and loads to do made this a very special day.   Everyone was there – young people, families, community groups,...
NHS Blood and Transplant is reminding donors in Tooting to give blood throughout the summer to help those who need it most. Regular donations are vital because stocks are more vulnerable at this time of year. People get distracted by holidays, sporting events and the warmer weather, and stocks...
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