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Health Promotion

Promoting Your Health

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We give information and advice to patients so that they can be encouraged to be in the best health that they can achieve.  Amongst the wide range of health promoting areas covered, we offer immunisation programmes and special  efforts to prevent or delay the onset of diseases such as Chronic Obstuctive Pulmonary Disease, Ischaemic Heart Disease,  Sexually Transmitted Infections and diabetes. 

We aim to Promote healthy lifestyles, ideally from a young age, in order to help bridge the gap between those who are disadvantaged and others. Smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption are major risk factors for many diseases.

Key Areas 

Here are some important areas in promoting good health

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A healthy diet involves eating 5 portions of fruit & vegetables daily. Avoiding processed and fried food and eating fibre-rich meals is advocated

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Remaining fit and active is an important part of remaining healthy.  At least thirty minutes of excercise five times a week is recommended by NICE.

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Excess alcohol consumptiom is a risk factor in a range of cancers, liver disease, gastritis, hypertension, ulcers and many other diseases. Find out more

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Smoking Cessation

Smoking is a clear and major risk factor in many diseases - including COPD, lung cancer, IHD, sudden infant death syndrome, diabetes and osteoporosis.

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Through health promotion we  achieve better mental & psychological health. Whilst some stress is part of life, managing excess stress is important.

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Sexual Health

Sexual health promotion helps individuals control & improve their health & also their emotional well-being, avoid STDs, HIV and also unwanted pregnancies.

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Health Promotion Clinics

The GP-led practice team helps patients with various specialist chronic disease management clinics. Click the links below to find out more about our work with supporting information to support patients on-line.

Lose Weight

Download the NHS weight loss guide – our free 12-week diet and exercise plan. The plan, which has been downloaded more than 7 million times, is designed to help you lose weight safely – and keep it off.

Lower Cholesterol

Download our Lower Your Cholesterol Information Leaflet to learn about ways to lower your cholesterol

Cardiovascular Risk Score

Learn all about our Cardiovascular Risk Score (QRISK2) by downloading our patient information leaflet,

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