The team had a fantastic day seeing all of our home birth families at our festive get together 🎄 We are so privileged to provide continuity of carer to women and families planning to birth at home and we love building meaningful therapeutic relationships that continue beyond birth ❤️
If you would like more information about having a home birth contact us on 01213358098
Did you know that cycling is the national sport of France?
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Find out more and register on our website (in our bio)
Data about millions of NHS patients has been sold to US and other international pharmaceutical companies for research, the Observer has learned, raising new fears about America’s growing ambitions to access lucrative parts of the health service after Brexit.
US drugs giants, including Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Eli Lilly, have paid the Department of Health and Social Care, which holds data derived from GPs’ surgeries, for licences costing up to £330,000 each in return for anonymised data to be used for research.
Campaigners working to protect the privacy of patients’ medical histories said they were concerned at the lack of transparency that surrounded the sale of licences and a lack of clarity about what the data was being used for.
This lady came to me as her last injector had not treated one of her philtrum columns (the ridge between the nose and the upper lip). She told me that they had run out of filler so could only do one side of the upper lip.
Today I added to their work to complete the lip.
It’s possible to correct lips without dissolving them. If you go to someone with experience they may be able to do this by adding a small amount of filler.
I normally heat up the lips with warm saline to soften the existing filler. Then the new injection of filler will integrate nicely with it.
It’s just a shame that this client had to pay twice for a treatment when she should have only paid once. I injected the remaining filler into her chin.
RADVENT DAY 8 I FELL ASLEEP AND FORGOT TO POST DAY 7 DICKENS EDITION
The Conservatives seem to have picked Christmas time for an election because it plays to their core values – elaborate lies about old white men! Decreasing the surplus population! And of course, a perennial fave: pregnant women in temporary accommodation.
My thoughts on what we can do this week. As you can see, I’m on the fence. Link in bio ✊
THANK YOU NHS EMERGENCY SERVICES! My poor baby had a bit of a moment today. He told me he felt bad this morning.... we had to go to work early so I took blankets and settled him in the car. Dollop of neurofen all good - for a few hours 😳
Then a temperature spike. I really really thought fibral fits finished about age 5 when the hypothalamus matured enough to govern internal body temps... So age 8 and a half, he had a 'moment'... Mummy trying not to panic... but when you see your baby, eyes a different colour, huge pupils wide eye staring into middle space... berrating yourself coz as a mum you should pre-emt this shizzazle... (and then he pukes... right into your handbag.... fml... 😳😂) So THANK YOU NHS! for staying on the phone whilst I tried to hold my own sh*t together.... and the Paramedic Guy was AWESOME. He did admit, its the first time he has 'off roaded' the Skoda Estate.... (I think he secretly enjoyed the challenge getting to TFF up the track!) Glad to report, Small is home, safe and now sleeping. Both Pups are on hand to make sure he is ok. @kasbliss totally rocked this morning... moving horses and dealing with me trying not to have a meltdown... and has been left with TFF to sort. Thank you Karen. From me and Small. Xxxx #funnyfarmathome#funnyfarmrocks#goodfriends#nhsarebrilliant#shitday#nhs#maternalinstincts#poorlykid#dogsmakelifebetter#dogsofinstagram#culvercroftequestrian
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Today I have feel I have achieved alot I cooked my own breakfast yummm eggs, n @heinz_uk beansn sausage soooo soft n cut up tiny. I then washed n dried my long locks. Washed n put away dishes, did two loads of washing, cleaned bathroom and hoovered the downstairs. I’m now back in bed. Not ready for outside yet but doing little jobs makes me feel normal and although hubby is lovely everyone likes to do things their own way sometimes. Sunday’s are our big family day church brunch and roast but today kids are at grandparents and I really feel like I’m missing out. I’m not the best at resting. So to achieve these little things feels great. Time for some @netflix and chill literally with my three ice packs. On face neck and tummy.
Celebrate your little goals and enjoy your day. Still looking forward to being back in normal life routine but baby steps. Enjoying Watching this view of sun from my pillow fort n smiling. #mrsp#jawsurgery#softfooddiet#jawreplacement#jawreplacementsurgery#nhs#carriebadjaw#artheritis#chronicillness
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As a Type 1 Diabetic I realise there are various day to day issues to deal with; whether it be food related, insulin injections, exercise worries or just constantly thinking am I low or just being stupid? 🤷🏼♀️
I have recently re-introduced the amazing @freestylediabetes
Freestyle Libre back into my life/onto my arm💪
For those who don't know, it is a small monitor stuck to your upper arm which reads your blood sugar levels with just a scan of your phone!! Amazing!
I'm very lucky to be prescribed these lifesavers on the NHS! 💙
Unfortunately, they do come unstuck or can be knocked off very easily, I know from previous experience when I used to buy them (£25 each for 14 days wear!!) This is a constant worry and very frustrating when it happens! 😭
For the past few months @calfoz12 and I have been working hard to create a product to solve this very problem..... D Patch is a breathable, water resistant, hypo-allergenic, strong and colourful patch to protect these sensors! You can change your patch as often as you like without risk of taking the sensor with it! D Patch sticks to the skin not the sensor!! We will have 10 colours to choose from to #MatchYourPatch to your outfit!
We launch in January and have a great Buy1Get1Free offer on our page right now... If you're diabetic or care for a diabetic... Or even just know one!! Please share @dpatch_ or simply tag them in this post 🙌
If you got this far, thank you for reading and please leave a comment to show your support 💋
Apparently the Triage Nurse and the Doctor (who didn’t see me) feel it fine to ignore the word ‘urgent’ and send me away to make a routine GP appointment.
This letter was a referral from when I was in London yesterday. They felt it urgent enough yesterday to say to be seen within 24 hours and get the medication to get some eye health back in my left eye. I went to Victoria Central Hospital to get the antibiotics prescribed only to be turned away! Simply staggering.
So, I’ve decided to self-medicate. #BrokenNHS#NHS#Eye#Ouch
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CW - election talk, loss of care. •••
This week is election week and the outcome has a huge impact on anyone who relies on the NHS. Already we have seen privatisation and chronically ill and disabled people deemed fit for work when they absolutely are not. The NHS gives us all a fair fight against our conditions, it treats us all equally regardless of our finances. This is a plea to everyone to save our NHS with your vote this week. We might not be able to go out campaigning or marching or going door to door but we are frightened at the prospect of losing our NHS. Please tell your friends and help us fight together for a fairer future. ••• #election#vote#votingtime#chronicillness#disability#nhs#saveournhs#campaign#campaigning#sick#sickaf#invisibleillness
CW - election talk, loss of care. ••• revised-
This week is election week and the outcome has a huge impact on anyone who relies on the NHS. Already we have seen privatisation and chronically ill and disabled people deemed fit for work when they absolutely are not. The NHS treats us all equally regardless of our finances although we recognise there is a massive way to come with how care for each condition is approached. We only hope with a more supportive government who is dedicating more funding to the NHS that this can be addressed. This is a plea to everyone to save our NHS with your vote this week. We might not be able to go out campaigning or marching or going door to door but we are frightened at the prospect of losing our NHS. Please tell your friends and help us fight together for a fairer future. ••• #election#vote#votingtime#chronicillness#disability#nhs#saveournhs#campaign#campaigning#sick#sickaf#invisibleillness
In 5 days we get to #vote in the most important #GeneralElection of our lifetime.
The Tories have been in power since 2010! A decade of decimation!
My Son & millions of children his age have grown up under & know nothing other than the crippling ideological #austerity that has done nothing to benefit the citizens of this country, except make a small few even richer!
A 1000%+ rise in #foodbank use since 2010! #Homelessness 📈 165% since 2010! A rapid return of Victorian era diseases making a comeback! Schools forced to send begging letters to parents asking for help to buy basic equipment like pens and pencils! Children eating out of bins! Millions upon millions in #poverty . The Tories are also the first UK #government to be investigated by the UN due to human rights violations (https://www.ohchr.org/documents/issues/poverty/eom_gb_16nov2018.pdf) & the first EVER UK government to be found in contempt of Parliament!
Millions of people have been forced to strike ( #JuniorDoctorsStrike , Head #Teachers , the list is endless). Reports of at least 120,000 people dying before their time due to ideological austerity! Reports of life expectancy going down for the first time in ages! #Grenfell , #Windrush , #UniversalCredit // #DavidClapson , #NHS waiting times at worst on record! More #Nurses than ever before forced to use foodbanks! Overworked Nurses and NHS staff committing suicide at alarming rates! This list is endless. I could easily keep reeling off horror story after horror story caused at the hands of the Tories!
What sort of society to do we want to live in? What sort of world do we want to contribute to? Ten years! Ten years!
Please don't believe them when they say they'll do many amazing things. They've been in power for a decade! If they were so good, they wouldn't have to consistently lie, as their record would speak for itself! Please, please #DontVoteTory
Was just about to post this and say something flippant and festive. Stopped in my tracks as I listen to a report on the pressure NHS staff experience on @bbcradio1 ......a few months back me and my littlest dude were admitted to hospital. It wasn’t a big deal and I don’t post about things like that because it prompts attention my family don’t deserve. But I am posting now because I want to say thank you to the NHS staff who have helped my family, old and young on countless occasions. The NHS has supported my parents, my kids and me with compassion and professionalism time and time again. I am sure many of its employees feel undervalued so for all the times people like me were too distracted to say thank you properly, I am saying THANK YOU. We appreciate you. You are valued. #NHS#gratitude#family#radioone
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People always ask me what this little fella is on my arm, so I thought I’d tell you a bit about it (plus, on a side note, the 🍑 doesn’t look too bad from this angle 👀)...
This little gadget makes me feel a little bit like a 🤖, because I scan my phone/reader over it to use it, however, I think this is pretty cool 🤷🏼♀️. This nifty little thing is my Freestyle Libre (sometimes people think it’s a smoking patch 🙈), but it’s a device that allows me to monitor my blood sugar level without having to prick my finger. It’s actually amazing how much technology has progressed to allow people to do this and I’m forever thankful! Life would’ve been so different for me if I’d have been born in a different era, without all these developments.
With the Freestyle Libre, there is a 15 minute delay (roughly), as the reading comes from the interstitial fluid (a thin layer of fluid that surrounds the cells of the tissues below your skin). But it is really handy for monitoring trends/patterns and it also tells you if your sugars are dropping or rising, so you have a chance to do something about it before it happens. This is amazing for teaching classes. It has saved my bacon a few times during aqua fit, as I didn’t realise my sugar levels were dropping, as I was so focused on teaching my class, but it allowed me to quickly grab some sugar before it did. SO handy.
This is one of the reasons why the NHS is so important to me. Without this very special service, I wouldn’t be able to own this device. So I’m forever thankful 🙏🏼
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Thanks very much to @emilia_clarke for her lovely message to everyone working for the NHS 💙
It’s always fun getting a voice note from your husband, while you’re over two hours away in London, saying he’s on his way to A&E after having a fall outside the house (that literally makes him sound like a 👴🏼). There’s me internally freaking out that Kai needs picking up... Nanny came to the rescue and got our little boy. It’s moments like this which make me so glad we live round the corner from the family and also confirming the fact I will never commute far everyday. I need to be able to get to my boys quickly if they ever need me.
Thank the universe Danny’s foot isn’t broken and should heal in a week. This photo has nothing to do with the situation but I don’t think you need to see a bruised, swollen ankle 🥴
Now where did I put my nurses uniform...? 🤔 #nurseTommy#PHD