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Epilepsy and pregnancy

Epilepsy is common, affecting around 600,000 people in the UK. It usually begins in childhood, but can start at any age. The main symptoms of epilepsy are repeated seizures. A seizure happens when abnormal patterns of electrical activity arise in the brain. It may cause the body…

Ramadan health FAQs

Here are some frequently asked health questions about fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. These answers have been put together by medical experts and Islamic scholars and researchers.    Should you fast if you have diabetes? People with type 1 diabetes shouldn't usually fast, but people…

Life with kidney disease

Kidney disease can affect many areas of your life, but there are ways of coping with the changes it brings. Whether you have mild kidney disease with no or few symptoms, or you're on dialysis because your kidneys have failed, life with kidney disease can…

Cosmetic surgery abroad

If you're considering cosmetic surgery abroad, do your research first. Cosmetic surgery abroad often costs less than in the UK, but make sure you weigh any potential savings against potential risks. Both the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the British Association of Plastic,…

Your baby's health and development reviews

You will be offered regular health and development reviews (health visitor checks) for your baby until they are two. These are to support you and your baby, and make sure their development is on track. The reviews are usually done by your health visitor or…

Services and support for parents

NHS services for new parents Local authority services for parents Local advice centres Websites, helplines and other support for parents Parent and baby groups             NHS services for new parents Registering your baby with a GP Register your baby with your…

About the Practitioner's Forum

The Practitioner Forum is open to all practitioners working with children, young people and families in Oxfordshire. To gain access you should request an account and request Practitioner as your role. We will usually confirm your access very quickly, but in some circumstances this may…

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