Supporting a Healthy Lifestyle

We offer a range of clinics and services here at Hammersmith Surgery to support and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Alcohol Advice

NHS Advice on drinking recommends that men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day and women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day, “Regularly” means drinking every day or most days of the week.

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Chlamydia Screening

Chlamydia screening is available from the surgery.

Simply ask at reception for a kit. It is a completely confidential service where you can send a urine sample in the envelope provided and receive the results easily.

Sexual Health

A range of sexual health services are offered at the surgery including:

  • Contraception and contraception advice
  • Emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and genital warts
  • Testing and counselling for HIV and AIDS

If you need advice and support with a sexual health matter or you think you have a problem you would like to discuss, please call the surgery to make an appointment with your GP.

Sexual health services are freely available for everyone.

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Smoking Cessation

We offer a FREE stop smoking service every Monday afternoon between 12:00 and 18:00. This service is available by appointment only. You’ll be seen by a Senior Specialist Advisor from Kick It Stop Smoking Service who will be able to give you expert help and support to guide you through your quit attempt, and information about medications you can take that can make it easier for you to go smoke-free. You can expect to be seen by the advisor once a week for about six weeks.

We know stopping smoking can be difficult, which is why we aim to provide a supportive and non-judgmental environment, in which you are 3 times more likely to be successful, and we’ll work on a personal quit plan for you. If you’re not available to attend appointments during clinic times, let us know and our advisor can contact you with information about other ways you can access the service.

Please call the surgery on 020 8741 3944 to book an appointment.

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Weight Loss

If you would like to know more about weight and diet advice, we offer a weight management clinic giving you advice on how to lose weight and stay healthy.

A range of options are available to support people with weight loss. To understand which of them may be the best fit for you please arrange an appointment with your GP who will be happy to discuss them with you.

One suitable option may be our Health Trainers (Health Care Assistants) who offer advice healthy eating, weight management and getting physically active.

Many doctors now believe that when it comes to your health, your waist measurement is important.

While knowing your body mass index (BMI) is a good way to decide if you’re overweight, it doesn’t tell the whole story.

BMI is a measure of how healthy your weight is for your height. You can work out what your BMI is by using the NHS Choices BMI healthy weight calculator.

If you have a high BMI, you’re likely to be carrying extra fat. But your health could be at greater risk depending on where you store that fat.

Having a large amount of tummy fat (compared to fat around your bottom or thighs) makes you more likely to develop diabetes and heart problems.

A healthy waist circumference for men is less than 94cm (37 inches), and for women it’s less than 80cm (32 inches).

Losing weight and keeping it off isn’t easy, but it has many benefits. You may only need to make small changes to your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can lose weight in a healthy way please book an appointment with one of our nurses.

For more general information about weight loss, please see the websites below:

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