HEALTHY LIVING

Healthy Lifestyle

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Whether it is keeping active, eating well or losing weight, we are here to help you make those changes for better health.
Links to resources and organisations that can help you can be found below.

Here you can find resources and links to help you manage your health and stay well.
If you need any further help or guidance, call the surgery and ask to speak to the practice nurse.

Long Term Health Conditions

LONG TERM HEALTH CONDITIONS

Many long term health problem can’t be cured but can be controlled by medication or other lifestyle measures.
Understanding, monitoring and self care can make a significant difference to your long term wellbeing and risks

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Healthy Lifestyles

HEALTHY LIFESTYLES

Keeping active, eating well and good weight management are key to a healthy lifestyle, along with cutting out smoking and reducing your alcohol intake. 
Click on the pictures for quick links to services or 
go to the Wandsworth Wellbeing Hub for more information on local services.

Quit smoking

  QUIT SMOKING                                 

Weight management

HELP WITH WEIGHT
                       

Exercise and fitness

 EXERCISE & FITNESS                                 

Safe drinking

KNOW YOR LIMITS- SAFE DRINKING                                 

nhs.uk/betterhealth

HELP TO MANAGE LONG TERM CHRONIC CONDITIONS

Resources and links to help you to manage your long term health conditions

JOINT AND MUSCLE PAIN

Musculoskeletal problems cover a range of conditions include injuries and disease of bones, joints and muscles. Although usually not life threatening, these conditions can severely impact with pain and can affect your quality of life. Here are some resources to help you manage your problems and find help and referrals:

Get U Better App

The getUbetter app provides guided self care and support to manage common joint complaints including:
- Back pain
- Back pain with leg pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
It also provides links to local services and referrals you can use if your symptoms are not improving.

First Contact Physio

Physiotherapy provide advice and tailored exercise programmes.  For many injuries and worsening joint symptoms, we can now refer directly to the First Contact Physio. There is no need to book an appointment with the GP.
Just let the receptionist know the nature of your joint pain or injury and they can book you an assessment appointment.

Versus Arthritis

Versus Arthritis is a charity dedicated to supporting patient with arthritis.
Arthritis covers a range of conditions which include:
- Osteoarthritis
- Inflammatory conditions e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, gout and spondyloarthropathy
Find out about the various forms of arthritis, how to care for your joints, exercises and treatments.

Chronic or Persistent pain

Chronic (or persistent) pain is used to describe pain which lasts longer than the usual healing time after an illness or injury. 
The Pain Toolkit has workshops and resources to help you manage chronic pain, reduce the need for regular painkillers and get you more active.
Or talk to your doctor or nurse about referral to the Pain Management Programme

Wandsworth Self-Managment Service

For patients living with long term conditions, the self management programme develops your skills, knowledge and confidence, so you can take a more active role in managing your health and understanding your condition.

South West London Long Term Conditions Hub

Access more information, resources, support and courses for managing long term conditions
- Diabetes
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Lung
- Joints and Muscles 

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