What’s New at Broughton Corner Family Practice? We are happy to inform you that we have recruited a New Doctor and a New Nurse and they will be starting work in April 2019. There will be more appointments available for both Nurses and Doctors. We have more ONLINE appointments available, please see our friendly receptionists to get signed up so you can book appointments ONLINE. There is a new Web link that patients can access via https://www.doctorlink.com/patients/ Through this web [...]
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An unprecedented level of joint working is transforming lives of older people. An alliance involving Croydon’s council, NHS and charities is to develop its work after demonstrating early benefits. The One Croydon Alliance was given the green light in March to develop its work for the next nine years, after demonstrating early benefits, including a 20% reduction in length of hospital stays, up to 14% fewer hospital referrals by GPs and cash savings of at least £12m a year. Read the [...]
During the winter it is even more important to look after your wellbeing. Cold weather has the potential to wreak havoc with your health. If you start to feel unwell, even if it is just with a cold or a cough, seek advice from you pharmacist straight away. Although you may not have first thought it, a pharmacist can help you with many minor ailments. Seeking help in your local pharmacy tends to be much quicker than having to organize [...]
Stress Awareness Month takes place in April each year. The initiative is celebrating its 26th year in 2018 after being started in 1992. It aims to raise awareness about the impact of stress, and how to accept and manage it. Topics surrounding the area include investigating the adverse effects stress can have on the mind and body, what causes stress in people and how to relieve it. Almost everyone will have some experience of stress in their lives, but when [...]
Stopping smoking can seem like an impossible task, and many people have to give it several goes before kicking the habit. On average, smokers give up approximately 12 times before they can make it stick; but that is no reason to stop trying! Who knows, this could be your year. The 14th of March marked National No Smoking Day and having this date set in your mind can be a very encouraging way to start your journey towards quitting. Benefits [...]