Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle 

ALCOHOL ADVICE 

Our Alcohol Service offers support, information, advice and signposting to individuals who drink above “safe” levels of alcohol for whatever reason. For free, confidential support for anyone worried about their alcohol use call: 0800 014 7440

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SMOKING CESSATION 

If you’re trying to give up smoking, we can help at our surgery! 

 

Studies show that your chances of success will be greatly improved if you get advice and support from health care professionals to help you stop smoking and if you don’t pay for your prescriptions then giving up is free.

Our Clinicians offer services which will support and help you, some of these include: 

  • Boost your willpower to stop smoking

  • Concentrate your efforts by getting advice from someone who knows your medical background

  • Help you feel that you’re not doing it alone

  • Help you to cope when you are tempted to smoke

  • Monitor improvements to your health so that you can see the benefits

 

Please call the surgery to arrange an appointment with our smoking cessation advisers.

We also work in partnership with QuitSquad - For more information about this service, click here

For more information about quitting smoking visit:

  • No Smoking Day – Information to help you to kick the habit.

  • Gosmokefree – This website contains detailed information about the free NHS support services.

  • Smoking Cessation – NHS Choices Site – if you smoke, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health.

  • Quit Org. – Quit is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop.

  • Smoking Quitters Cost Tool – Calculate the money you will save with NHS Direct quitters cost calculator and plan how to spend it.

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WEIGHT LOSS 

If you would like to know more about weight and diet advice, we offer a weight management clinic giving you advice on how to lose weight and stay healthy. A range of options are available to support people with weight loss. To understand which of them may be the best fit for you please arrange an appointment with the GP who will be happy to discuss them with you.

One suitable option may be Weight Loss Clinics which offer 1:1 sessions for people wanting to improve their health and change their behaviour. They can support individuals with healthy eating, weight management and getting physically active.

While knowing your body mass index (BMI) is a good way to decide if you’re overweight, it doesn’t tell the whole story.

 

BMI is a measure of how healthy your weight is for your height. You can work out what your BMI is by using the NHS Choices BMI healthy weight calculator.

If you have a high BMI, you’re likely to be carrying extra fat. But your health could be at greater risk depending on where you store that fat. Having a large amount of tummy fat (compared to fat around your bottom or thighs) makes you more likely to develop diabetes and heart problems.

Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can lose weight in a healthy way please book an appointment with one of our nurses.

For more general information about weight loss, please see the websites below:

 

SEXUAL HEALTH

 A range of sexual health services are offered at the surgery including:

  • Contraception and contraception advice

  • Emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice

 

If you need advice and support with a sexual health matter or you think you have a problem you would like to discuss, please call the surgery to make an appointment with your GP.

Sexual health services are freely available for everyone.

 

For more information please visit the websites below:

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