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.
Here are some important areas in promoting good health
A healthy diet involves eating 5 portions of fruit & vegetables daily. Avoiding processed and fried food and eating fibre-rich meals is advocatedLearn more »
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.Learn more »
Excess alcohol consumptiom is a risk factor in a range of cancers, liver disease, gastritis, hypertension, ulcers and many other diseases. Find out moreLearn more »
Smoking is a clear and major risk factor in many diseases - including COPD, lung cancer, IHD, sudden infant death syndrome, diabetes and osteoporosis.Learn more »
Through health promotion we achieve better mental & psychological health. Whilst some stress is part of life, managing excess stress is important.Learn more »
Sexual health promotion helps individuals control & improve their health & also their emotional well-being, avoid STDs, HIV and also unwanted pregnancies.Learn more »