HEALTH PROMOTION AND ADVICE
With all the pressures of modern life, staying healthy can be a challenge. But if you learn to recognise risks to your health you have a much better chance of keeping fitter and living longer. Using the NHS Choices personal HEALTH CHECK CALCULATOR can help you gauge whether you need to take action on eating and exercise. And if you're a smoker, you can work out how much money you'll save by quitting.
You can also use the 'HOW ARE YOU QUIZ' to check-out how you are doing health wise.
RECENTLY RETIRED patients are encouraged to attend for a general health check up and discussion about any health concerns with our HCA. Click the link here to find out more about how retirement can effect your health.
NHS SCREENING PROGRAMMES
Don't forget that there are free national screening programmes that you might be able to access including:
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme
Bowel Cancer Screening (FOB) Programme
We offer all over 40 year olds (not already on blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes medication) an NHS HEALTH CHECK every 5 years
Measuring Blood Pressure At Home
High Blood Pressure
Medicines For High Blood Pressure
British Heart Foundation
please do contact your practice nurse about 'exercise on referral' scheme available to registered patients
Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos in our aerobics, strength and resistance, pilates and yoga categories ranging from from 10 minutes to 45 minutes.
Diabetes Dietary Advice
ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY
For more information please see the below leaflet.
Many people enjoy a drink. Alcohol however is not without significant health and social risks such as liver disease, stomach problems and high blood pressure. Alcohol also causes social problems such as marital problems, problems with the law and employment issues. Should you cut back on alcohol? Click on the links to find out...
The practice has dedicated smoking cessation clinics and the NHS has produced 'SMOKE FREE' a service to inform everyone of the dangers of smoking, benefits of giving up and how they can kick the habit.....
QUIT is an independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop. Smokers wanting to quit should call 0800 00 22 00 or email stopsmoking@quit/.org.uk for free, individual same-day advice from trained counsellors.
SEXUAL HEALTH - CNWL
The CMWL service provides free sexual health advice and genito-urinary medicine.
"... comprehensive health information as provided by GPs to patients"
" ... are a freely available, reliable source of evidence-based information and practical 'know how' about the common conditions managed in primary and first-contact care."