Posted by Aston Avery

GP absences mean Brits not getting treatment

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to be more conscious than ever about both our physical and mental wellbeing, with millions of us testing regularly, and NHS 111 getting busier every month (2,000 more calls in September 2021 than in August).

Despite this, only 10% of Brits describe their approach to health as proactive, and almost 1 in 4 (22%) of us claim that when a GP appointment is unavailable, we simply put up with pain and illness.

John Bell & Croyden – the historic London pharmacy – are asking us to take our health into our own hands this new year. Finding out more about one’s own health can enable everybody to take simple steps to improve it before more serious conditions take effect, and to get more out of life by clearing up the niggles or aches & pains that so many have learnt to live with.

Aston spoke to Reshma Malde, super intendant pharmacist at John Bell & Croyden.

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