February 21, 2019

Joint and soft tissue injections at The Mayfield Clinic

Steroid and local anaesthetic injection may be used to diagnose, treat or relieve symptoms of many musculoskeletal conditions.

I do a lot of these for patients with ‘wear and tear’ arthritis of their knees who are n...

January 10, 2019

A “Mole” is a catch all word for discrete skin lesions which are pigmented in various shades of brown and beige . It is not in itself a diagnostic medical term but  comprises pigmented naevus , lentigo, seborrhoeic keratosis and malignant melanoma amongst others . Ther...

November 8, 2018

Dr Kirren Schnack is our clinical psychologist here at the practice. She is highly experienced, working with children and adults, particularly focussing in areas of psychologically-based distress and dysfunction. 

Dr Schnack works with parents and children of all ages....

September 28, 2018

Most people have 2 kidneys which quietly go about the business of removing toxins from the blood, balancing the amount of salt and water in the body, and producing urine, 24 hours a day. When all is well we pay them little attention, but without their vital work we wou...

September 7, 2018

Do you strive for flawlessness in all parts of your life?
Do you set unattainable standards for yourself?
Here are some ways to reduce the many pitfalls that come from striving for perfection...

Perfectionism represents a mental roadblock in which sufferers deem their w...

August 9, 2018

As I have two young daughters I have been asked to share my thoughts on health advice for new parents.  Memories of the early days of parenthood are a horrific blur of not sleeping much and surviving on a diet of bacon sandwiches and wine – we should bear in mind the a...

June 22, 2018

This morning I read the following headline: “Dementia Risk Linked to Some Medicines’.

The article on the BBC website cites a newly published study which hints at a potential link between commonly prescribed medications (in this case anticholinergics) and dementia. The s...

Acne effects nearly everyone in our society and as we all know is typically at its worst during our teen years.  Roughly a third of women still have acne into their 30’s and around 1 in 20 continue to have spots into their forties and beyond.  We’re also seeing more ac...

April 27, 2018

Just a few helpful medical tips for those going further than the Costa Brava...

Plan ahead

It’s worth it and might even be enjoyable! Don’t rely totally on your travel agent particularly for the tropics or unusual destinations. There are some excellent websites which wil...

December 14, 2017

I just don't want to go dashing out looking for a pharmacy or supermarket once I have left work and declared myself to be on holiday over Christmas.  Here are a few things that I will be keeping handy, and I am sharing them in case it might be helpful for anyone else.

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