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Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September

Migraine Awareness Week 6-12 September

BCA Member Marc Sanders shares his advice for migraines “Living with regular migraines can be hugely debilitating and in the UK alone it is estimated that 6million people suffer with them.[1] The symptoms associated with a migraine vary hugely, which can make them more challenging to diagnose – for one person a migraine could cause […]

Have your child's back this school term

Have your child’s back this school term

When it comes to getting the kids ready to go back to school, it’s often a race against the clock to get school uniforms, stationery and books ready in time. But one other thing parents mustn’t forget to plan for is looking after their children’s backs. To better protect your child’s back for the new […]

NICE advises against drug treatments for chronic pain

NICE advises against drug treatments for chronic pain

New draft guidance from NICE, says that a number of commonly used drug treatments for chronic primary pain have little or no evidence that they work and shouldn’t be prescribed. The draft clinical guidelines published on 3 August 2020, looks at the assessment and management of chronic pain in over 16s. The guidance says that patients […]

Local lockdowns

BCA members looking for advice on local lockdowns and how this affects them can read more on the member area of our website. Visit the information on local lockdowns in the BCA member area

Don't let back pain get between you and your summer staycation

Don’t let back pain get between you and your summer staycation

Summer holidays are one of the highlights of the year but as life under lockdown continues to evolve, it’s likely that many of us will be staying closer to home and enjoying some time away in the UK. Travelling long distances in the car, taking on new outdoor activities or sleeping in a new bed […]

BCA updates advice to members in Northern Ireland

BCA updates advice to members in Northern Ireland

BCA members in Northern Ireland should prepare to move to ‘Telehealth considered. Risk assessed face-to-face consultations for routine/maintenance cases’ with effect from Monday 29 June.  The Northern Ireland Executive has introduced a number of Step 3 measures in recent days and it is judged appropriate to make this change with effect from 29 June, as Step 4 measures have […]

BCA updates advice to members in Wales

BCA updates advice to members in Wales

BCA members in Wales should prepare to move to ‘Telehealth considered. Risk assessed face-to-face consultations for all cases including routine/maintenance cases’ with effect from 22nd June. The Welsh Government has introduced a number of Amber measures with effect from 22 June, which correspond with this trigger point for BCA advice. Read our patient and public information