We offer a range of clinics and services here at Hammersmith Surgery to support and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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.
- NHS Choices – Alcohol Misuse
- NHS Choices – Where to find alcohol support
- Change Grow Live
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. Free sexual health testing are is available at 10 Hammersmith Broadway
Sexual health services are freely available for everyone.
For more information please visit the websites below:
- Family Planning Association: Sexual Health Advice
- British Pregnancy Advisory Service
- Sexual Advice Association
- NHS Choices – Sexual Health Topics
We offer a FREE stop smoking service which is currently being done over the phone. This service is available by appointment only. You’ll be contacted 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 contacted 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.
Please call the surgery on 020 8741 3944 to book an appointment.
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: