Hi! We (husband, wife, child) are moving to London soon (more questions on that to come!) One thing that's really important to me is to be in an area that we can register with a really good GP. I've lived in the UK before, and had hit or miss experiences, and don't want this to happen again -- so much so that I want to suss out the great GPs to help make a decision on where we should live. So, who/where are the awesome GPs in London? Or how else would I go about researching this?
Should I declare a mental illness on a job application within the NHS (UK) or not? [more inside]
Managing my mental healthcare has become stressful at precisely the worst time for it to be stressful. Please can someone advise me on how to play this. I feel like the anxiety about what happens next is making things worse right now. [more inside]
I am looking for a new career direction and am curious about UK emergency services/NHS dispatcher jobs. I have found a little bit of information about these sorts of jobs online, but never seen them advertised. Have you ever done this sort of job? Can you point me towards any information? I am particularly looking for information about pathways into this sort of career, and what the work itself is like. (I already know about the sadly defunct Nee Naw blog.) I am based in central London. Thanks!
What should I expect if I go to my GP in East London about my mental health? [more inside]
Does periodontitis require scaling treatment? I just saw a dentist who said I have bone loss in my teeth but didn't clean them or refer me to a hygienist or periodontist--does that seem normal? [more inside]
Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK. [more inside]
Looking for cancer survival statistics by individual hospitals in England. [more inside]
Question about infant formula milk and hot water [more inside]
I just (re-)chipped a tooth. I'm a student in the UK and I've never been to the dentist here before. I need to get this sorted out as soon as possible. Help? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an online pharmacy that will deliver NHS prescriptions?
Help me find a North London dentist! Caveat - I have not had a checkup in a very very long time. [more inside]
I'm French and living in the United Kingdom for several months for business. I'm depressed, and would like to see a therapist. I have very little money. I hear there are often long waits here. Can I see someone through through the NHS in the next month? How would I arrange this? Would it make sense to, or should I wait until getting home (at the earliest the end of April)?
If you give me a checklist of signs of serious stress or depression, I can check off pretty much all of them. Constant anxiety, panic attacks, flares of irritation at trivial things, headaches, feeling the overwhelming urge to break down and cry or just snap and yell at someone, exhaustion, lack of sleep, inability to enjoy my time off and alas heavy loss of libido. How do I cope when I can't escape what's causing me stress? [more inside]
UKFilter (again): What are the advantages of private medical insurance over just relying on NHS? I'm an American moving to London being offered private medical insurance. What are the advantages? Things to look for in a private medical plan? Any guidance/links appreciated.
I think I have an eating disorder, and I am not sure what to do next... [more inside]
I've recently decided that I need a therapist/counsellor. How do I go about finding one? I'm in the UK. [more inside]
NHS filter: I just had a horrible experience with an NHS psychiatrist consultant. Can I get a different doctor? [more inside]
NHSFilter: I'm going to be studying in the UK for a year, and I have some questions about my coverage under the NHS. [more inside]
I'm going to see the smoking cessation nurse at my local GPs surgery next week (UK). I have a 2 part question about this. Firstly, I'm interested in trying Zyban as an acquaintance said it was really good for them - is this easy to get on the NHS? And secondly, what's the smoking cessation program actually like and is there anything I can do to prepare now (for example, keeping a smoking diary or similar)? I'm fed up with my frequent unsuccessful solo quits and am really serious about making this one stick, so want to go prepared.
Private Health in the UK: Is it worth it and how can I get the cost down? [more inside]
How do I go about having cosmetic surgery in the UK? [more inside]
I'm taking medication. Am I still eligible to donate blood in the UK? [more inside]
Is it alright to leave a dental cavity unfilled? [more inside]