Keeping Healthy

Act FAST - advice for Stroke

Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?

Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?

Speech – is their speech slurred?

Time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs

Other stroke symptoms people should be aware of include:

  • Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
  • Sudden memory loss or confusion
  • Sudden dizziness, unsteadiness or a sudden fall, especially with any of the other symptoms

Stroke is a medical emergency. The public is being urged to take the above symptoms seriously and call 999 without delay if they notice any one of them in themselves or others, even if you are unsure.

 

First Contact Physiotherapy

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are advanced practitioners working within primary care with extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. FCPs see patients with (suspected or diagnosed) MSK conditions as the first point of contact, instead of a GP, and can be accessed directly by contacting the practice’s reception.

To find out more visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website

Sleepio - CBT for Sleep problems delivered free and online

Sleepio is a useful evidence based online delivery programme for sleep problems. It is free to Thames Valley patients, and easy to use via laptop/pc.

Website: sleepio.com

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Well Woman Checks

Cervical smears for the early detection of cancer and also instruction in the examination of the breasts are carried out by the practice nurse.

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Berkshire Health Care

Advice, support, assessment, treatment and therapies to support adults who have diagnosed learning disabilities.

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Memories Cafe

Come along to the new Memories Café at Winchcombe Place. This is open to anyone who has dementia or their family members and carers and all are welcome to enjoy coffee and cake in a friendly and relaxed setting.

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Physiotherapy

Joint Pain? Muscle Pain? Trapped Nerve? Why not see an Extended Scope Physiotherapist!

Telephone: 01635 868006

Website: www.corebodyclinic.co.uk

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Podiatry

Podiatry Clinics are now held at the surgery and West Berkshire Community Hospital (by appointment).

Website: berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk

Continence Service

A local service of specialist Continence nurses and advisors who offer individuals, 18 years and over, with bladder and bowel problems assessment, treatment, advice and support.

Telephone: 01489 587436

Website: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk

Healthwatch West Berkshire

Stay in control of your health, wellbeing and get the right care for you and your family right when you need it.

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West Berkshire Council

Health and wellbeing for older people.

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One You

Health and lifestyle tips for modern living, all in one place.

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