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Smoking, advice and helping you quit

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The NHS have produced "Smokefree", a dedicated service to inform everyone of the dangers of smoking, the benefits to giving up and how they can help you kick the habit.

QUIT
QUIT is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop. Smokers wanting to QUIT should call 0800 00 22 00 or email stopsmoking@quit.org.uk for free, individual, same-day advice from trained counsellors

Stop Smoking Widget
This tool gives you daily messages, and keeps track of how much you're saving and how many days it's been since your last cigarette. Great motivators for staying smokefree.


Eating Well & Exercise - helping you maintain a healthy body

We're bombarded with scare stories about weight, from size zero to the obesity 'epidemic'. But a healthy body is determined by different factors for each of us.

Eating well on a budget


NHS - Good Food Guide
Information on a healthy diet and ways to make it work for you

BBC Healthy Living - Nutrition
A good diet is central to overall good health, but which are the best foods to include in your meals, and which ones are best avoided? This section looks at the facts, to help you make realistic, informed choices


Sebastian Coe: Get active

Maintaining a 'keep fit' lifestyle doesn't have to mean slogging it out in a sweaty gym. Just boosting your levels of general daily activity will reap big rewards in improved health and energy.  

 

NHS - Why be active?
Even a little bit of exercise will make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence and cut your risk of developing a serious illness.

BBC Healthy Living - Improve your levels of activity
Information and help for young and old about the benefits of increased physical activity & how to go about it!


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Noticeboard

Staff Training

The surgery is closed from 1 pm - 5 pm Wednesday 9th April for staff training.

 

Patient Participation Group

Wed 9th April 2014

Wed 14th May 2014

Wed 11th June 2014

Wed 9th July 2014

6:00 pm 

Lakeside Surgery

Are you interested in finding out more about Lakeside Surgery or keen to influence your local health services?

Come along to the next Patient Participation Group meeting to discuss your ideas and hear about any planned changes.

Please let us know you are attending by leaving your name at Reception or contacting Rita Duncan on 01536 748 258.

JavaJava - Coffee Shop

We are pleased to be able to offer the facilities of a coffee and sandwich bar 8-6 Monday - Friday and 9 - 5 Saturdays and Sundays.  A variety of cold and hot drinks, hot food, snacks and salads can be purchased.  There is a dedicated area to enjoy your food whilst waiting for either the Urgent Care Centre or prescriptions. 

 

 

Extended Hours
From Monday 5th November the surgery will close at 6.30pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  We offer extended hour appointments until 8pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please note that the surgery will not be open on Saturday mornings.

 

Text Messaging Service

We are now offering a text messaging service to our patients.  We will be asking you if you would like to receieve a text message reminding you of your appointment.  To help us please make sure we have your right mobile number.

Please remember to let us know if you change your contact details.

   

Out of Hours
Out of hours, doctors and nurses offer patients registered with our practice a full GP service when our practice is closed.  For urgent advice and treatment dial 111.

Appointments
Ring our Lakeside switchboard number on 01536 204 154 or  Forest Gate switchboard number 01536 206 789 to book an appointment or 01536 373 283 for our Brigstock branch surgery.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Home Visits
Our doctors typically see four patients in the practice in the time it takes to do a single home visit.  For this reason, we ask our patients to come to the practice if at all possible.  However, we can visit you at home if your condition means you cannot attend one of our practices.  Please ring before 10.00am to arrange a visit and let us know if your condition is urgent.

 
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