One Hatfield News


What is Psoriasis? by Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Tee Wei Siah

To mark World Psoriasis Day on Tuesday 29th October 2019, we asked Dr Tee Wei Siah, Consultant Dermatologist at One Hatfield Hospital, to tell us more about this condition.  Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition, and it can affect people physically and psychologically. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, it is important to remember…


Breast Reconstruction with Mr Hyder Ridha

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.  It is estimated that around a quarter of the women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in England undergo a mastectomy.  Of…


World Menopause Day 2019

To mark World Menopause Day 2019 we spoke to Miss Neela Mukhopadhaya, Consultant in Gynaecology here at One Hatfield Hospital. In this film Miss Mukhopadhaya explains why understanding the menopause and receiving specialist care is so important. She talks through signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options:   If you have any concerns Miss Neela Mukhopadhaya is…


What is Sports Massage? And how can it help me?

by Rosie Dixon, Sports Massage Therapist I often hear there is nothing better than the feeling of relief after an intense sports massage! Commonly associated with Elite athletes as an unmissable part of their physical conditioning regime, to improve performance and boost recovery, sports massage Is a deep and effective way to reduce tension in the muscles and…


Ask the Consultant – What is a Hip Replacement?

Every year around 100,000 people undergo hip replacement surgery in the UK. The procedure is generally very successful and modern hip replacements are increasingly durable, with 90% of new hips expected to be functioning beyond 10 years and 80% for 20 years. We asked Mr Nicholas De Roeck, Consultant Orthopaedic Lower Limb Surgeon at One…


Balance Awareness

by Ms Joanna C Stephens, Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeon Balance problems are very common and affect many people at some point in their lives. Whilst a balance problem is happening, it can be very distressing and worrying, but do not despair – many of these conditions are treatable and will subside in time….


What is Myogenes Hereditary Cancer Testing?

  Myogenes Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer is a simple saliva swab test that gives patients a comprehensive overview of their individual risk of developing 25 of the most common inherited cancers.   What does the hereditary cancer genetic swab test for?   The test assesses the risk of the following inherited cancers: Blood Central…


What is Myogenes Genetic Testing for Health & Fitness?

  Myogenes Genetic Testing for Health & Fitness is a simple saliva swab test that gives patients a comprehensive overview of their individual health, diet and lifestyle responses based on their individual DNA.   What is does it test for? The DNA sample will be analysed for individual responses to a range of diet, health…


Spotlight on Cervical Cancer

by Miss Ghadah Ahson, Consultant Gynaecologist Cervical cancer is the 14th most common cancer in women in the UK. The NHS Cervical Screening Programme has made a significant impact on cervical cancer mortality since it was established in 1988, saving an estimated 5,000 lives a year. Despite that approximately 3,200 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year. Prevention is…


Paediatric Allergy Testing. How is Allergy identified, and how do we treat it?

We asked Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Chinedu Nwokoro: What is Allergy? Allergy is present when the immune system produces a harmful or irritant reaction to food, airborne or other trigger substances (known as allergens).    Is it the same as Food Intolerance? No. Food Allergy is different from food intolerance.  Food intolerance may be caused by other non-allergic…