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Hello! I am Dr. Adam Staten, Clinical Director at One Day Tests and this is my team's blog.

Our Clinical Governance Team is led by Dr. Adam Staten and is made up of extremely talented doctors who ensure that our testing panels are accurate, innovative and up-to-date on current science and medicine developments.

Dr Adam Staten (MA MBBS MRCP(UK) MRCGP DRCOG DMCC PGCertCE) trained at Cambridge University and King's College London. After serving as a medical officer in the British Army, he returned to the NHS and is now an NHS GP and GP trainer. He has an interest in stress and burnout and has written several books on the subject. He is also the editor of a textbook used by GPs and family physicians all around the world.

Dr Staten is a firm believer in empowering patients to manage their own health and sees educating people about common health problems as the best way to achieve this.

Dr. Adam Staten

Clinical Director

Dr. Vinesh Mistry

Clinical Governance Team

Dr. Mike Forsythe

Clinical Governance Team

The power to manage your health - GPs blogs at One Day Tests.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unexplained Abdominal Symptoms
December 18, 2022 Adam Staten

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unexplained Abdominal Symptoms

One of the commonest unexplained medical problems is the condition we know as ‘Irritable Bowel Syndrome’. Perhaps as many as 20% of us suffer with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and I would guess almost all of us have experienced unexplained abdominal discomfort at some point in our life. 
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  • The PSA Blood Test and Prostate Cancer Screening
    October 15, 2023 Adam Staten

    The PSA Blood Test and Prostate Cancer Screening

    In the UK, we screen for many different conditions. This starts before we are even born when foetuses are screened for conditions such as Down’s syndrome then, in the new born period, babies are screened for metabolic diseases and hearing problems, school children are screened for colour blindness, and in adulthood we are screened for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and bowel cancer. But we don’t screen for prostate cancer despite the existence of a simple blood test that can alert us to the possibility of the disease.

    Why not?

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  • Dr Mike Forsythe on Vitamin B12
    October 15, 2023 Dr Mike Forsythe

    Dr Mike Forsythe on Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a unique nutrient, as it’s the only vitamin we require that must be sourced externally from animal-derived foods or supplements. So how do we know if we are getting enough of it? What...

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  • What is Pre-Diabetes?
    September 1, 2023 Adam Staten

    What is Pre-Diabetes?

    The idea of pre-diabetes is a relatively new concept and reflects a more pro-active approach to the identification of those at risk of diabetes and a more pro-active approach to the prevention of diabetes. By identifying pre-diabetes, we gain the opportunity to act, the opportunity to reverse the trends of rising blood sugar that will eventually lead to diabetes.
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  • Vitamin B12
    September 1, 2023 Adam Staten

    Vitamin B12

    Like all vitamins, B12 is a substance that our body can’t make for itself but needs in small but vital amounts that we get from our diet. Vitamin B12 is most abundant in meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. As you can see from this list, vitamin B12 can be lacking from vegetarian and vegan diets and, as these types of diet have become more popular, vitamin B12 deficiency has become more common.
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  • Dr Mike Forsythe on Hair Loss and Its Causes
    August 8, 2023 Adam Staten

    Dr Mike Forsythe on Hair Loss and Its Causes

    A few months ago, a male patient of mine proudly declared that he believed there to be only 3 certainties in life; death, taxes and losing one’s hair. He had made his peace with his new found baldness, but for many people hair loss can be very distressing.
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  • Dr. Mike Forsythe on Erectile Dysfunction
    July 31, 2023 Dr Mike Forsythe

    Dr. Mike Forsythe on Erectile Dysfunction

    There are many euphemisms for erectile dysfunction - ‘I can’t get it up, doc’, or ‘it’s stopped working down there’ - this is because the problem is both difficult to talk about and extremely common. So what exactly is Erectile Dysfunction? And perhaps...

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  • Heart and cardiac risk
    June 8, 2023 Adam Staten

    Understanding Cardiac Risk

    The British Heart Foundation collates some very frightening statistics about heart disease. In the UK a heart attack occurs about every 5 minutes. Over seven and half million of us are living with heart or circulatory disease, causing a quarter of all deaths which equates to about a death every 3 minutes. It is a massive issue, both for individuals and for our health as a population.
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  • Chronic kidney disease image with location of kidneys
    May 24, 2023 Adam Staten

    Chronic Kidney Disease: What Does it Mean for Me?

    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a frightening term. The idea of a chronic disease attacking your vital organs is very unsettling, but CKD is actually very common. Around 3 million people in the UK are estimated to be suffering from it and many of these people will have no idea that there is a problem.
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  • fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome
    March 4, 2023 Adam Staten

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Unexplained Exhaustion

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), sometimes also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), is a condition of exhaustion without an obvious medical explanation. It is diagnosed when someone is suffering from debilitating fatigue, malaise after exercise, unrefreshing sleep, and cognitive problems (commonly called ‘brain fog’), without an identifiable cause for a period longer than six weeks.
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  • Tired all the time panel - symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
    February 9, 2023 Adam Staten

    Tired All the Time? Causes of fatigue, diagnostics blood tests and treatment.

    The complaint of feeling tired all the time is unfortunately very common. It is so common in fact that, if I type the letters TATT into my system at work, the computer will automatically convert this to read ‘tired all the time’. It is a pervasive and sometimes debilitating complaint that may have a serious underlying cause or may have no obvious cause at all.
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