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Archive for the ‘Social Issues’ Category

Relationship Tip …..

In Blogging, Communications, Family, Inspirational Quotes, Lifestyles, Relationships, Social Issues, Wellbeing on January 28, 2011 at 7:05 pm

It takes two people to start an argument. But one wise person to end it …..

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Health Advice? …. Ask Your Local Pharmacist!

In Family, Healthcare, Lifestyles, Pharmacists, Social Issues, Wellbeing on January 18, 2011 at 1:39 pm

If you’re looking for expert help on managing your medicines, coping with minor ailments, or tips for a healthy lifestyle, your local pharmacy really is the best place to go …. Pharmacists are highly trained medicines experts, and what’s more they’re so accessible.

Here’s a useful profile on the role and value of pharmacists – worth a read!

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/healthy-living/wellbeing/role-of-pharmacists.htm

Pill promises to ease PMT …

In Family, Healthcare, Lifestyles, Marketing, Pharmacists, Social Issues, Wellbeing on January 17, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Just seen a report that a pill containing a mixture of fatty acids and vitamin E has been created by scientists to ease the symptoms of PMT.  Let’s hope it’s marketed successfully  – PMT is a monthly misery for so many women (and their husband’s and boyfriends!).

I’ve been taking Vit E for years – it’s got great anti-aging properties!

Everything Is Tickety Boo!

In Business, Celebrations, Communications, Humour, Inspirational Quotes, Lifestyles, Social Issues, Working from home on January 17, 2011 at 12:12 pm

According to psychologists, a combination of filthy weather, financial strains and shattered new year’s resolution has conspired to make today the most depressing day of the year.

Well, I’m determined NOT to have a Blue Monday … I will concentrate on positive thinking and new business planning opportunities, and also think about booking a winter sunshine break 🙂

“I Have A Dream’ …..

In Celebrations, Communications, Inspirational Quotes, Politics, Social Issues, Speakers, USA on January 17, 2011 at 11:32 am

MARTIN LUTHER KING ON THE DREAM OF FREEDOM (1963):

“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed . . . that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.”

I have posted this today  in honour of the US holiday commemorating Martin Luther King’s birthday … his words still hold a stunning power and grace more than 40 years after his death in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

“12 months to save the NHS” – PR Hype?

In GPs, Healthcare, Pharmacists, Politics, Public Affairs, Social Issues, Wellbeing on January 17, 2011 at 10:59 am

Public services reforms is the headline media story today – as David Cameron defends NHS reform plans, saying: ‘doing nothing will end in tears’ – http://bit.ly/e6T5VU

The key is for Education Secretary Michael Gove and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to win over their sternest critics and also win the hearts and minds of the public that these radical changes are what’s needed – and will get results. Everyone in this country faces difficult times ahead – and it’s crucial that that the Government  gets these issues right! … 

The Government’s new health policies are aimed at improving NHS performance, reducing bureaucracy and improving the outcomes of treatment for patients. As a specialist healthcare communications consultant, I share some of the concerns voiced by healthcare professionals that the radical shakeup of the NHS could lead to a two-tier health service.

This country certainly needs to tackle its health and social inequalities – and in my opinion the Dept of Health must start to focus on dealing with health inequalities that those members of the community who either aren’t registered with a GP, or see no value in accessing healthcare, continue to suffer. So in this era of NHS reforms it is critical that reducing inequalities becomes a key focus for frontline health providers: not just GPs, but also community pharmacists.

‘Beating Bowel Cancer’

In Blogging, Bowel Cancer, Healthcare, Lifestyles, London Marathon, Social Issues on January 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

As a specialist healthcare PR consultant I get involved in work for a number of health and disease awareness charities.  On a personal level, because I lost my husband to bowel cancer, one of my favourite charities which I support is ‘Beating Bowel Cancer’.  They do great work in helping to save lives from bowel cancer – and also raise awareness and provide support to patients and their families. http://www.beatingbowelcancer.org

I’ve just heard that they have a a charity place available in the London Marathon 2011.  If you’re interested in running on behalf of this cause, please telephone Becca, on: 020 8973 0018.

Business Tip of the day ….

In Business, Communications, Financial, Social Issues, Telecoms on January 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

… Check out a better deal for your phone and broadband rental. I have just reduced my monthly BT Business Phone and Broadband package by 6% and got 3 months free rental!

Floored by ‘Flu!

In Blogging, Business, Healthcare, Humour, Lifestyles, PR, Social Issues, Social Media, Wellbeing, Working from home on January 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I’ve been laid low by the dreaded Swine Flu for the past 6 days … not feeling a happy PR person! Haven’t felt this poorly for a very long time – but today I am managing to get out my lappy and do some work … from bed! The joys of being your own boss means that deadlines have to be met – but it least you can work from home in your PJs :))

Love this cartoon!