private GP appointment

Recently, a Norwegian study has highlighted the importance of a continuous relationship between patient and doctor, improving the general level of care and potentially saving lives. This study’s timing is particularly interesting considering the prime minister’s announcement this week that family doctors would be at the forefront of the Omicron-beating booster drive, putting face-to-face GP […]

Managing work stress

London stress levels rising post-lockdown

Big city living is stressful enough without the events of the last two years – some studies have found that city dwellers have a 21% greater chance of developing anxiety than their rural neighbours. However, a new study has found that almost…
diabetes assessment

Can’t fit into the jeans you wore at 21? You might be at risk of diabetes

Diabetes experts have warned that if you can no longer fit into the trousers you wore at 21, you may be at risk of developing diabetes – even if you’re not overweight. UK researchers presented these concerning findings at the online annual…
enlarged prostate treatment

Movember puts the spotlight on prostate health 

Every November, men are encouraged ‘grow a mo to save a bro’ as the Movember charity initiative raises awareness of men’s health. Initially focused on prostate cancer, the charity has expanded its focus to cover a whole host of health…
bone health during the menopause

How to live a bone healthy lifestyle during menopause

Every October, a spotlight is shone on the menopause and peri-menopause and the focus for 2021’s World Menopause Day is bone health. Bone is living tissue with its own blood and nerve supply and healthy bone renews itself continually. The…
Teenagers to be ‘offered’ vaccine

Teenagers to be ‘offered’ vaccine in bid to reduce further disruption to education

The UK’s four chief medical officers have decided that children aged between 12 and 15 should be offered COVID vaccinations, it was announced yesterday. In an attempt to minimise any further disruption to their education, all children in this…
Dr Tickle moves to London Medical

Dr Tickle moves to London Medical

We are delighted to announce that Dr Tickle has moved to London Medical, London's premier multi-disciplinary clinic, located on Marylebone High Street. London Medical regularly wins awards for its outstanding patient care and excellence as a…
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Health – how I can help you

No matter who you are, what you are doing or where you are going, without a reasonable quality of health it will be much harder. After more than 20 years in medical practice, I truly believe that we can achieve better health and become our…
bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening: the NHS finally catches up

Great news! The NHS has followed expert advice and reduced the recommended age at which to start bowel cancer screening from aged 60 to age 50. Guess what? That is how we have worked here since I started the practice over 12 years ago. Here…
screening for cervical cancer

Screening for cervical cancer

There have recently been changes in how we use tests for cervical cancer screening. The new testing regime is safer and more reliable, which has simplified the diagnostic pathways and strategies we need to follow if you are found to have any…