If you’re over the age of 40, you’re more at risk of developing this potentially serious condition, which can lead to long-term health problems if left untreated. That’s why it’s really important that you find out now if you are at risk. Because those who are, can get free support to help them significantly lower the chances of developing it. The Diabetes UK risk tool will help you to find out if you’re at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It takes just a few minutes and could be the most important thing you do today. Read More [...]
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. It’s never too late to quit smoking. Whether you’ve attempted to quit before, been thinking about it for a while, or are only just considering stopping, we can help. What happens when you quit? Your body starts repairing the day you stop smoking and benefits build over time. Quitting not only improves your respiratory health but also your mental wellbeing. You should also see a healthy improvement to your bank balance! Quitting tips There are lots of helpful tips to help you succeed. These [...]
Lose weight If you're overweight, losing weight has many health benefits. Making small, simple changes to what and how much you are eating and drinking can really help you lose the pounds. Weight Management Health Campaign - Read More
Flu vaccine and coronavirus (COVID-19) Flu vaccination is important because: more people are likely to get flu this winter as fewer people will have built up natural immunity to it during the COVID-19 pandemic if you get flu and COVID-19 at the same time, research shows you're more likely to be seriously ill getting vaccinated against flu and COVID-19 will provide protection for you and those around you for both these serious illnesses If you've had COVID-19, it's safe to have the flu vaccine. It will still be effective at helping to prevent flu. NHS Winter Vaccinations - Read [...]
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinationsUse the links below to book or manage your COVID-19 vaccination appointments. You can also read about the COVID-19 vaccine and what will happen on the day of your appointment. Read More about COVID-19 Vaccinations Book or manage your COVID-19 vaccination
Now in its ninth year, Stoptober is back for 2020 with a fresh new creative to encourage the nation’s smokers to make a quit attempt. As with previous Stoptober campaigns, our aim is to support smokers to quit for October and beyond, based on the evidence that if a smoker can quit for 28 days, they are five times more likely to quit for good.Find out more here.
That’s why it is important to look after yourself, especially during the winter. If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s a cough or a cold, don’t wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice from your pharmacist. Flu is very infectious and spread by germs from coughs and sneezes, which can live on hands and surfaces for 24 hours. To reduce the risk of spreading flu: use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze bin used tissues as quickly as possible wash your hands often with warm water and soap Catch it. Bin it. Kill [...]
Stoptober is a 28-day no-smoking health campaign that runs throughout the month of October – and if you can quit smoking for 28 days it means you are five times more likely to stop for good! You wont be alone – join in the campaign via Facebook or Twitter and you will be supported by thousands of people going through the same thing. As soon as you join, you will receive as much (or as little) support as you want to keep you on track. All Stoptober support is FREE and can be ordered online. Support includes: Stoptober stop [...]