MedicSpot Blog

Navigating Through Sick Notes

Dr Zubair Ahmed


Navigating through sick notes, fit notes, doctors notes, med3s – whatever you call them – can get quite complicated especially if you’ve been fortunate enough never to need them. It can be difficult enough to jump through hoops to figure out if you need a sick note, why you need one or where to get one from at the best of times; let alone when you’re feeling unwell. Here’s a handy guide we’ve put together for reference.

A Guide to the NHS for Students

Adam Thornhill


For the thousands of international students that will head to the United Kingdom to begin studies at university in the coming months, knowing how to register with an NHS GP will be really important. There is so much to sort out when you decide to study abroad, from enrolling on your course and meeting new people, to finding student housing and possibly even a part-time job. It's little surprise that registering with the NHS is one of the last things on your mind so we've compiled a handy guide to get you started.

What's a UTI?


It’s estimated half of all women in the UK will have a UTI at least once in their life, and 1 in 2,000 healthy men will develop one each year. Therefore we felt it was necessary to help you understand what are UTIs, how can you detect it and what can you do about it if you have been diagnosed.

What You Need to Know About Hay Fever

Dr Zubair Ahmed


It is estimated that hay fever affected approximately 13 million people in the UK last year. Hay fever is one of those illnesses that can cause sufferers no end of discomfort and inconvenience, especially during the summer months. The good news is that, working alongside a general practitioner, there are now numerous ways of treating this condition, and MedicSpot can help put you on the path to easing those symptoms.

Everything you need to know about Eczema / Dermatitis

Dr Zubair Ahmed


Eczema, which may also be referred to as dermatitis, is a skin condition which affects many people all over the world. Whether you have it temporarily or all of your life, it can be uncomfortable at best and painful and distressing at worst. For sufferers, there are a selection of treatment methods available to help relieve the symptoms.

Is Your Daily Commute Harming Your Health?

Dr Zubair Ahmed


The daily commute to and from work can be incredibly tiring and frustrating, not to mention time-consuming. But could it also be harming your health? Well, the research from numerous scientists and health experts from around the world certainly suggests so. From the hours of inactivity to the passive inhalation of vehicle exhaust fumes, your daily commute could be the most damaging aspect of your health.