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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!

Full extent of NHS dentistry shortage revealed by far-reaching BBC research

Nine in 10 UK dentists are not accepting new adult patients, while eight in 10 are refusing children.

NHS demands cannot wait for new prime minister, says health secretary

The health secretary says hospitals could face "very serious challenges" this autumn and winter.

Infected blood scandal victims in line to get £100,000

The PM wants payments to be made to survivors "as soon as possible", says Downing Street.

Archie Battersbee: No parent must go through this again - family

The 12-year-old's family say they were "stripped of all our rights" in a legal battle with doctors.

Click on Medical and Medical Research Charities on the Charity Choice website charity selector
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 BH20 or anywhere in the UK

Acupuncture

Wareham Therapy Clinic

Elmstead, Sandford Rd, Wareham BH20 4DH, UK – 01929 551513

Very tired looking building, but the treatment from Othalie is effective and caring, and that's what really matters.

Friendly reception staff expert therapists in a very pleasant atmosphere.

Juliet Bromby-Phillips - Wareham Therapy Clinic

Elmstead, Sandford Road, Wareham BH20 4DH, UK – 01202 740273

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 Dorset.

Alternative Medicine

Johnson Rex

High Tor/Worgret Hill, Wareham BH20 6AD, UK – 01929 556869

R E Johnson

High Tor, Worgret Hill, Wareham BH20 6AD, UK – 01929 556869

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 Wareham 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 BH20 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 BH20 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 BH20 and Wareham.
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 Wareham.
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.