Nuffield Health's GP National Lead, Dr Unnati Desai shares her expertise on some of the more common conditions, myths and issues that often arise during the winter, and how to recognise, understand and treat them

Updated: Friday 2 December 2022

Published: Friday 2 December 2022

A change in season can have a big impact on our skin. As the temperature drops and the weather worsens a range of skin conditions can appear or be exacerbated. Understanding the effects of those changes and how you can combat them can help to ensure that your skin remains healthy all year round.

Updated: Friday 25 November 2022

Published: Friday 25 November 2022

The years leading up to the menopause can be a difficult time due to the hormonal changes that occur, but help is available. Dr Unnati Desai, National Lead for GP Services at Nuffield Health explains the main symptoms that could mean you’re experiencing perimenopause, and how to get support.

Updated: Friday 4 November 2022

Published: Friday 29 April 2016

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer, affecting almost 55,000 UK women each year. But not everything you hear about breast cancer is true.

Updated: Friday 30 September 2022

Published: Friday 4 September 2015

As the sun starts to shine Dr Unnati Desai provides advice on how to stay safe in the sun

Updated: Thursday 21 July 2022

Published: Friday 6 May 2016

In a land as often dreary as the UK, is skin cancer really a problem? Nuffield Health GP and mole expert Unnati Desai discusses the facts around skin cancer and provides a simple guide to checking your moles.

Updated: Thursday 21 July 2022

Published: Monday 23 May 2016

You may think that just putting on a high factor of sunscreen will keep you safe from the sun's rays, but you'd be wrong. Reduce skin ageing and protect yourself from skin cancer with these tips for using sunscreen correctly.

Updated: Tuesday 5 July 2022

Published: Friday 6 May 2016

The effects of the pandemic have been significant, and we’ve seen the impact of long COVID on physical and mental health. GP and Dermatology Lead Dr Unnati Desai explains the symptoms of long COVID, and how you can both self-manage and get rehabilitation for these.

Updated: Wednesday 20 October 2021

Published: Monday 27 September 2021

Worried about an existing scar or how scarring will affect your appearance after surgery? Here’s our guide to healing well and reducing the appearance of scars.

Updated: Monday 14 June 2021

Published: Thursday 29 September 2016

Dr Unnati Desai answers your questions about the COVID-19 IgG antibody test, covering everything from how it works, to what the results mean.

Updated: Tuesday 11 May 2021

Published: Thursday 3 September 2020

Caution is key when spending time in the sun. GP and Nuffield Health Dermatology Lead, Dr Unnati Desai explains how UV radiation causes skin cancer.

Updated: Monday 22 February 2021

Published: Tuesday 2 April 2019

With the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine being rolled out this week, Dermatology Lead and GP Dr Unnati Desai tells us everything we need to know about vaccines, including those for COVID-19.

Updated: Monday 7 December 2020

Published: Monday 7 December 2020

During the colder months, a combination of lack of sunlight and harsh, wintery conditions can leave skin parched, flaky and dull. Dr Unnati Desai, Dermatology Lead and Emma Williams, Beauty Operational Support Manager at Nuffield Health discuss five key things you can do to take care of your skin in the winter.

Updated: Monday 11 November 2019

Published: Friday 8 November 2019