Embarrassing, awkward and inconvenient but surprisingly common, nose bleeds (Epistaxis) happen when a blood vessel bursts within your nose. Nose bleeds are caused commonly by: Forceful blowing of your nose, especially if you have a cold Nose-picking – this is particularly common in young boys Allergies – allergies can irritate the lining of the nose […]

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Today is the Autumn Equinox: the days are getting shorter and the nights are drawing in. Viral infections such as coughs and colds are more common during the chillier months. Viral infections can develop into throat infections where the throat becomes sore and inflamed. Mostly these settle after a few days using over-the-counter medication to […]

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Mr Kirkland offers both video and face to face consultations for his patients. If you are elderly, vulnerable or shielding, a video consultation in the first instance can be beneficial. Quite often, we are able to instigate treatment or investigations following video consultation. If you are happy to be seen in a face to face consultation, we follow strict hospital guidelines regarding COVID-19 to prioritise patient and staff safety.