We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.
Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring and personal health care service to our whole patient population by:
- Putting our patients at the centre of what we do
- Having a highly qualified and trained multi-professional integrated primary Healthcare Team
- Offering our services in a safe, supportive and suitably equipped environment, using technological advances in healthcare systems for our patient’s benefit.
View the feed below to find out about services and healthcare you can access provided through our primary care network of local practices.
8 hours ago
Most high street opticians in the UK offer free eye tests funded by the NHS to those who qualify. It's usually a simple and easy process! You can book an appointment online to get a free eye test at most opticians, including Boots opticians, Vision Express or Specsavers.To find out whether you are eligible for a free test or NHS Optical vouchers to reduce the price of your glasses or contact lenses, go to www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/opticians/free-nhs-eye-tests-and-optical-vouchers/#freeeyetest #NHSEyeTest #Opticians ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
The majority of skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun. Sun protection is generally required when the UV is 3 and above. When spring hits, and the UV index increases, protecting yourself from the sun is important.To avoid skin damage, follow the below five steps:- SLIP on some sun-protective clothing that covers as much skin as possible.- SLOP on some broad-spectrum, water-resistant SPF30+ (or greater) sunscreen. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before you go outdoors and reapply every two hours, more frequently if you’re heavily sweating or towel drying. Apply at least a teaspoon of sunscreen for each limb, front and back of the body and half a teaspoon for the face, neck and ears.- SLAP on a hat to protect your face, head, neck and ears is best, such as a broad-brimmed, bucket or legionnaire-style hat. Caps and visors do not provide adequate protection.- SEEK SHADE from the sun wherever possible, especially between 10am and 3pm when the UV is at its peak.- SLIDE on some sunglasses that are polarised, close-fitting, wrap-around style of sunglasses and meet Australian standards (AS/NZS1067).For more information on sun protection and skin cancer prevention, go to www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/sunscreen-and-sun-safety/#SkinCancerAwarenessMonth #SunProtection #Summer ... See MoreSee Less
5 days ago
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) affects people differently but usually causes a particular pattern of thoughts and behaviours.OCD has 3 main elements:Obsessions – where an unwanted, intrusive and often distressing thought, image, or urge repeatedly enters your mindEmotions – the obsession causes a feeling of intense anxiety or distressCompulsions – repetitive behaviours or mental acts that a person with OCD feels driven to perform as a result of the anxiety and distress caused by the obsessionFor more information on OCD symptoms, treatment and related symptoms, visit www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd/symptoms/#OCD #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #mentalhealth ... See MoreSee Less
A&E (accident and emergency) is only for severe injuries and life-threatening emergencies. It is also known as the emergency department or casualty.Life-threatening emergencies are different for adults and children.Immediate action required: Adults – call 999 or go to A&E now for any of these:- Signs of a heart attack - chest pain, pressure, heaviness, tightness or squeezing across the chest- Signs of a stroke - face dropping on one side, cannot hold both arms up, difficulty speaking- Sudden confusion (delirium) - cannot be sure of own name or age- Suicide attempt - by taking something or self-harming - Severe difficulty breathing - not being able to get words out, choking or gasping- Choking - on liquids or solids right now- Heavy bleeding - spraying, pouring or enough to make a puddle- Severe injuries - after a serious accident or assault- Seizure (fit) - shaking or jerking because of a fit, or unconscious (cannot be woken up)- Sudden, rapid swelling of the lips, mouth, throat or tongueFor information on when to take a child to A&E, or how you can make a BSL (British Sign Language) call to 999, go to www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/urgent-and-emergency-care-services/when-to-go-to-ae/#A&E #AccidentAndEmergency #NHS ... See MoreSee Less
A heart attack happens when there's a reduction in blood supply to part of the heart muscle. Call 999 immediately if you think someone might be having a heart attack. The faster you act, the better their chances.Symptoms of a heart attack can include:- Chest pain – a feeling of pressure, heaviness, tightness or squeezing across your chest- Pain in other parts of the body – it can feel as if the pain is spreading from your chest to your arms (usually the left arm, but it can affect both arms), jaw, neck, back and tummy- Feeling lightheaded or dizzy- Sweating- Shortness of breath- Feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting)- An overwhelming feeling of anxiety (similar to a panic attack)- Coughing or wheezingThe chest pain is often severe, but some people may only experience minor pain, similar to indigestion. While the most common symptom in both men and women is chest pain, women are more likely to have other symptoms such as shortness of breath, feeling or being sick and back or jaw pain. For information on heart attacks and angina, go to www.nhs.uk/conditions/heart-attack/symptoms/#heartattack #heartcondition #emergency ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Dementia Action Week 2023 runs from 15-21 May. Dementia Action Week is Alzheimer's Society's biggest and longest-running awareness campaign. We work with individuals and organisations across the UK each year to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. Those who are concerned that they or someone close to them might be experiencing signs of dementia must receive guidance and support.This includes reading about information on memory loss and diagnosis, using the Alzheimers Society symptoms checklist to help describe symptoms to GPs, and watching first-hand stories from people living with and affected by dementia on the benefits of getting a diagnosis. For more help and information on dementia, you can visit or to check symptoms, go to www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/symptoms-and-diagnosis/symptoms-checklist#DemantiaAwarenessWeek #Dementia #Alzheimers ... See MoreSee Less