Lesley Dobson

Lesley Dobson

Lesley Dobson has written health features for Saga Magazine and website for eight years, and has also worked for many other magazines and websites, including Sainsbury’s Magazine, Good Housekeeping, NHS Choices and Weight Watchers. Her favourite healthy habits include walking her dog, getting plenty of sleep – and just enough chocolate.


Latest Articles from Lesley

Self-diagnosis online
Health & Wellbeing

The dangers of self-diagnosing online

Why diagnosing your health issues online could end up making your problems worse

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health choices
Health & Wellbeing

Why body fat is a health risk

How does being very overweight affect our bodies, and why it is so dangerous?

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GP writing out a prescription
Health & Wellbeing

How the GP system works

Find out how your local GP surgery works and the team that help keep you healthy.

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Making a complaint
Health & Wellbeing

Making a complaint about your GP

What steps can you take if you are unhappy about the GP care you've received?

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Find and book an appointment with your GP online
Health & Wellbeing

How to use GP online services

Have you signed up for your GP’s online services? Try it and you may never look back.

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Ask friends and family if they would recommend a particular GP
Health & Wellbeing

Changing to a new GP practice

The pros and cons of changing GP practice, and what to consider if you do.

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Medical team
Health & Wellbeing

Alternatives to your GP

You don’t always need to see your GP, so who else is on your health team?

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tired man
Health & Wellbeing

Medical conditions that make you tired

Find out which conditions could be sapping your energy.

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GP receptionist
Health & Wellbeing

What stops you seeing your GP?

Do receptionists put you off seeing your GP? You’re not alone, says a new survey.

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