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A really great relief

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Quick and very affordable

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Test result

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Peace of mind

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The HIV self test

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HIV Self Test

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Never been tested for HIV

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Query about buying a test on Amazon

Hi there, Is buying the biosure HIV test on the official website (http://hivselftest.co.uk) the...


been thinking about my HIV status on and off for a few months

I'd been thinking about my HIV status on and off for a few months, but...


'The Seaver Foundation'

En instituto Tepeyac el curso de verano se ha desarrollado de manera divertida y muy eficiente de...


First time test

This was the first time I tested myself for HIV. Personally being able to do a test by yourself in...


Self test

I thought I was low risk, but always best to check now and again. This home test service is great,...


Biosure self-test

As others have commented, solid packaging, very clear instructions, and detailed information...


HIV Self Test

My easy to use and to be honest shocked that it worked! Will still go for regular tests however its...


Why I tested

Having lived in London for a long period of my life and having had a very active sex life, not...


Negative

So I ordered the test last week having seen it advertised on a news app I use on my phone, arrived...


BIOSURE self test

I've been meaning to visit a medical professional for a HiV test just for piece of mind as it's...


HIV Self Test

Received my test package via Terrence Higgins Trust. The most local GUM clinic to me has moved...


HIV Selftest

This was brilliant. So much better than going to a clinic and having to wait for hours, especially...


HIV Self Test

Quick, easy and discreet. I recommend it, just be sure to read the instructions, wait for the 3...


HIV Selftest

The test arrived in plain packaging as promised one working day after ordering. I am a gay man who...


Knee replacement

I'm a 58 year old woman whose been in need of a replacement for a few years. My consultant has put...


HIV self test

I feel anxious about having blood taken, and have found waiting around for tests at clinics...


Test review

I am so thankful for this test. I had put off and put off going to get a test in a clinic or at the...


This makes me want to cry with frustration and sadness

This makes me want to cry with frustration and sadness - 30 years ago as a nurse I worked with...


Arrived quickly, instructions were simple and easy to follow

Arrived quickly, instructions were simple and easy to follow. The packaging while possibly more...


Great! The test kit arrived really quickly

Great! The test kit arrived really quickly and was perfect for discreet use and peace of...


HIV self test - 'very relieved'

Living in Jersey there was a little delay with shipping but the organisation I purchased the test...


I have dry mouth and having seen half the specialists in HKG...

I have dry mouth and having seen half the specialists in HKG, Who confirmed I don't have diabetes,...


a very welcome addition to the UK safer sex landscape

I used this as an experiment, and found the test very easy to use and to understand. I was very...


Testing my son

After a bombshell conversation where my son told me there was a slim chance he had been infected...


HIV selftest was amazing

HIV selftest was amazing. My nearest GUM clinic is 10 miles away with very restricted opening...


HIV self test - "relieved"

I first heard about the Biosure HIV self test on the TV literally 48 hours ago. I am a gay man, 61...


HIV self test - Scotsman's story

I read about the new self test on Monday morning BBC news website, checked out the biosure website,...


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treatment provided by Ipswich Hospital

My husband was admitted to Ipswich hospital by his GP. On the second day we were told, following a...


Nurses have too many patients

I'm a cancer nurse - With the best will in the world we can only do so much within the time...


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Cancer care - fine professionals who have done everything they can

"My partner has myeloma and is a patient at the Herefordshire County Hospital. In the course of her...


Good service by the NHS

I recently had surgery in the Elective Care Centre at Colchester Hospital. I can only sing their...


Confidentiality in gp surgery

I was waiting in the reception area at my gp's surgery and was able to hear every word of a...


New socket received - but pressure sore now infected

Part 3 of My Story  29th May 2014 (see below for Parts 1 & 2) Here we are again new socket...


Colchester Prosthetics User Group

PEBL is very pleased to link up with ColyPUG and we are really looking forward to hearing about the...


how GP's treat young people

I think GPs relationship and their opinion of young people, under the age of 25 is ridiculous. My...


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The reliance on nursing staff by GPs to take consultations!

"Blood pressure drugs that are taken by millions of Britons could raise the risk of potentially...


Prescription Medicines Frustration

For the last eight years I have been a patient of a Neurologist owing to severe Migraine. My...


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Cheap medicines being prescribed in Essex

There is a local medicines initiative in Essex, started by the former PCT and continuing under the...


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A nurse tells us about Mrs. J and how, together, they made plans for the last days of her life using the “preferred priorities for care” document

Mrs J was an 89 year old lady who had moved from her home to live with her daughter. Mrs J had...


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Poor care at GP surgery

I made an appointment for my partner at our GP surgery as she had been suffering from abdominal...


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Problems getting a nuchal scan arranged.

I was really excited/nervous to be pregnant for the first time - all new things to experience some...


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Hole in our health service

First - a big 'UP' to Children's A&E and Children's ward in Colchester General - both...


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Blocked from taking part in research.

I recently read a newsletter distributed by a local research network and a study caught my eye. The...


After months of waiting, neurology appointment is put of until next year...

Hello all, my doctor diagnosed me as having Parkinson's disease 8 month's ago but said I would have...


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Poor service at Princess Alexandra, Harlow and Broomfield Day Clinics

Visiting Clinics - My wife & I are around 80 years old. We regularly have to visit day clinics....


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Ill and Home Alone

Do any GP practices in South-west Essex do still home visits ? An elderly friend of mine, with...


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The out of hours service

One friday evening i had to call out the district nurse to change a blocked catheter for my wife....


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Broomfield fail on discharge and follow up

I was discharged the first week in July from Broomfield Hospital with the promise of a follow up...


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Why the 0844 surgery numbers?

My medical centre in Harlow changed its telephone number from a local one to an 0844 576 number. My...


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Galen House, Harlow - It’s totally unsuitable for patient care - previous location was much better

Have just been to the pre-operation assessment "office" I was horrified at the dreadful area...


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Uncomfortable and Upsetting - I was questioned about MS in front of everyone at the Pharmacy.

I recently had a MS relapsed and went to see an emergency doctor as my MS is extremely new to me....


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Wasn’t warned about urine retention when informed of his BPH. Neglect?

Not so much PSA result choices but Urine retention with prostate constricture! Why wasn't I advised...


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Grandson was turned away from A&E without proper assessment.. and then sent back again. Services need to work together!

Does anyone think the same as me when PCT's say they have no money.... Is it because genuine...


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Had a rash misdiagnosed - But: “Once you complain, you are stigmatised”

At my regular GP's office, I used to make appointments with whatever GP was available at the...


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Had a very bad time on Nightingale Ward, but excellent care on Locke Ward and the C.C.U. (P.A.H. Harlow)

I was admitted to P.A. at Harlow on the 9/1/2012 as it was the first time I had been admitted to...


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Shocking experiences in Harlow -”The NHS is a joke - I could have died”

I was bleeding uncontrollably for 6 weeks - period gone wrong. No one should be bleeding for 6...


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How can people find out about taking part in MS Research?

I have an acquaintance with M.S and they have asked me what I know about any research. They have...


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Blood Transfusions - “we need a straightforward referral path”

Please can the process for organising blood transfusions be improved? My dad has terminal cancer...


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“what is happening to local NHS services??” - mixed messages and a mixed-up ambulance service in a chest-pain emergency

Some interesting experiences last weekend: I'm 75 and live in Loughton. Late evening, pain in chest...


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Hospital discharges - why the delays?

Why can it take so long for patients to be discharged from hospital? Over the last few months, my...


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Fantastic experience at the birthing unit, disappointed with the lack of antenatal knowledge from GP and lack of breastfeeding support

I had a brilliantly quick and speedy labour, considering this was my first baby. My waters went at...


Lives with ES and can’t get treatment...

I am electro-sensitve - something that up to 35% of the Uk have mildly, and up to 5% badly. Yet the...


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Concerned about varying levels of support.

I am concerned that although we are all going to die it is very clear that depending on the area in...


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Very poor communication following prostate surgery.

Just over two years ago I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and following all the usual procedures...


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Lack of care around discharge planning puts patients at risk

Following a fall my father was admitted to hospital with a fracture neck of femur. He is the main...


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Mums who have had Cesarian Sections need more support

I delivered my son by C-section at PAH. Everyone was great at the antenatal ward at PAH and the...


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Problems accessing the care she needs

I called my GP surgery this morning to request an appointment with a GP or Practice nurse for...


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“It’s good to talk - thanks for caring”

I find it difficult to talk with my family, the district nurse I have talked to me and helped me...


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PSA results - My GP was wrong ... and if it wasn’t for the Prostate Nurse my cancer would be worse.

Early this year I had my annual PSA check which showed a small increase. my GP said all was fine...


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The nurse-led community service...

I'd just like to say how helpful we have found the nurse-led service to be. My 85 year old father...


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Continued lack of openness about end of life.

Story 1 - When my elderly, widowed uncle fell down the stairs and taken to the usual hospital for...


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Believes in the right to die....

I believe in euthanasia- it's shocking that assistance with dying is not available legally in this...


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Husband found soaked in his own urine in a hospital bed... why is there no co-ordination and on-going care??

Why, oh why am I chasing my own tail like the White Rabbit, trying to co-ordinate all the various...


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Fantastic service in Bishop’s Stortford and at PAH (but thinks that her pain could maybe have been better managed)

I have two sons - one aged six, and one 16 months, both born at Princess Alexandra Hospital,...


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Shocking story about things that happened in 2003.

This is an old story, but one I will never forget. My mother was in PAH in 2003 with a fractured...


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Insisting on a home birth wasn’t easy....

I read up a lot for my 2nd birth, I wanted it to be at home without intervention. Because of the...


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The whole process was a bit more stressful than it needed to be...

Before having my little lady the community midwives were great. I did manage to see every member of...


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You don’t need to see a doctor so often...

“I am 30 weeks pregnant and I would just like to say how pleased with the care and support I have...


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Midwives difficult to get hold of...

“I have found my community midwives to be quite difficult to track down when i need advice. They...


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From home birth to emergency in PAH.

“Even though I showed interest in a home birth from the first antenatal appointment, I had to be...


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Found things brilliant on the whole but had one horrible experience ...

I have just had the 'perfect' birth in Cambridge at the Rosie and am now back in the system for...


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Botched Blood Test

I visited my local hospital for blood tests, unfortunately because of my reluctant veins, they had...


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Prostate Care

My experience starts way back five years ago. I was having trouble lying on my right side and...