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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…


Exciting times ahead with the appointment of our new Outpatient Manager

  One Ashford Hospital is delighted to announce the appointment of Esther Tanton as our new Outpatient Manager.   Esther initially joined One Ashford as a bank nurse in 2018, working in Pre-Assessment. In February 2019, she took on a permanent role in the same department as a full-time junior sister. Esther found this to…


One Ashford ENT Consultant teaches pioneering surgery

    This summer has been a busy academic one for Ms Codruta Neumann, ENT surgeon at One Ashford Hospital.  She taught ear surgery in Romania to ENT specialists at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca.           Ms Neumann then went on to present her results to the international ear…


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…


Non-Surgical Face Lifts now available at One Ashford Hospital

  We are delighted to announce that Dr Deborah McManners is now offering Non-Surgical Face Lifting treatment at One Ashford Hospital.   Non-Surgical Face Lift – What is it and what does it do? Most of us are aware of what a face lift is, but what do we know about non-surgical face lifts?  Are…


Back Pain: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

  More and more people are suffering with back, neck and muscular disorders in the UK today. The impact on our working life is increasing with more than 31 million working days lost at a cost of £14bn to the economy.   Most people will experience an episode of acute back pain at some point,…