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Dr Roger Goulds

About Dr Roger Goulds

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Dr Roger Goulds has over 30 years experience as a General Practitioner in both the NHS and private sector. He has also worked in health screening and is very keen on early diagnosis and disease prevention. He has a special interest in sports and musculoskeletal medicine and works with professional sports men and women.

Dr Roger Goulds

5 Oct

What’s on your mind?

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Are you aware that Monday 12 October marks the opening of the talkhealth online clinic on Mental Health? Good mental health means feeling good about life and feeling good about yourself. There have been recent articles in the press about …

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22 Sep

Rugby-are you ready

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The Rugby World Cup is in full swing and I for one will enjoy the next six weeks. I sincerely hope that we see no serious injuries. I have worked as a Rugby¬†Club Doctor for over 20 years and have …

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14 Sep

Is beauty only skin deep?

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  Today marks the the start of Talkhealth’s week long clinic on skin problems. The skin is an amazing organ. The largest in the human body, providing a number of functions including protection from infection and water loss, insulation and …

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13 Sep

” Life and Dignity not Death” ?

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On friday MP’s voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposed assisted dying bill, ¬†which would have allowed people with less than six months to live to have been prescribed a lethal dose of drugs for them to be able to take …

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1 Sep

Were you aware ?

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Yesterday was August Bank Holiday in the UK, for me it was a fairly wet dull day. It was also International Overdose Awareness Day, the aim of which is to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug …

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21 Aug

E-cigarettes. I am confused.

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I admit I am a little out of touch with latest trends and e -cigarettes are no exception . I like many tried cigarettes in my teens but did not like them and never got the habit. I understand that …

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14 Aug

Live self determined-Die self determined

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In my last blog I wrote about the process of Assisted Dying in Switzerland. A country I have loved to ski and walk in for many years and a country I feel very at home in, as do my two …

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9 Aug

To die with dignity?

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In this weeks news was the story of a woman in her seventies who travelled to a clinic in Switzerland to take advantage of Swiss law, which allows ¬†an individual to choose to end their life. The article suggested that …

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28 Jul

The NHS – Still a Great British Asset, or Struggling Under Pressure?

I have always been a great believer in the NHS. I was what I would term an old fashioned family doctor – the patients advocate. Recently my elderly father, who lives alone, became seriously ill and we thought we were …

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7 Jul

Living the dream

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This week we are running our online clinic on bladder, bowel and digestive health. I have had a stressful week, moving house, downsizing here in the UK and hoping soon to semi-retire and move to France.¬†It made me think of …

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29 Jun

Stay cool. It’s going to be hot.

Eczema: 5 dilemmas for parents in summer

A heat wave is forecast with temperatures rising above 30 degrees centigrade. Detrimental health effects of hot weather include dehydration, overheating, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke , which is a medical emergency and can be fatal. Generally the risk of these …

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21 Jun

New Meningitis Vaccine.A great Fathers Day Present

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Today it was announced that England will become the first country in the world to protect babies against Meningitis B. There is also going to be a vaccine against Meningitis W, which commonly affects teenagers and students. ¬†The new vaccine …

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17 Jun

Asthma inhalers – A guide for patients

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Following the article in yesterday’s Daily Mail I thought a brief explanation of what inhalers should be used when, might be worthwhile. Over my more than 30 years in General Practice the treatment of Asthma has improved dramatically. I feel …

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17 Jun

It’s Summer – be careful out there!

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With Summer upon us, I thought I would remind people of some of the dangers associated with the great outdoors. Despite the UK being a relatively safe place as far as harmful creatures is concerned there are some that can …

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8 Jun

Should Boys be Vacccinated against HPV?

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As today marks the start of talkhealth’s online clinic on Sexual Health, I thought it appropriate to write about the most common form of sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the UK. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is very common.¬†There are over …

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1 Jun

Sudden Infant Death syndrome – Advice for Parents

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I have not shaved today. Over 30 years ago I worked for a Paediatrician who had a special interest in what was then termed cot death. ¬†I found it very distressing and emotional dealing with cases. ¬†Little was known about …

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