Smoking and health check advisors available at the practice today

Come along to our free health clinic today at Firstcare Practice, Blenheim Centre, Hounslow. Everyone is welcome. We are open until 3pm on the 12th July. If you would like help to stop smoking, we have a team of smoking cessation advisors at our practice today. They will be able to measure the amount of … Continue reading Smoking and health check advisors available at the practice today

Transforming our health care system – Kings Fund Report

Here is a document by the Kings Fund which outlines the 10 things that commissioners can do help transform healthcare. Kings Fund 10 Priorities The organisations commissioning health services in England changed radically in April 2013. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are now responsible for the majority of the NHS budget, controlling around £69 billion in … Continue reading Transforming our health care system – Kings Fund Report

Local leadership, new approaches. How communities are delivering improved health.

This document outlines examples of how health and social care are collaborating. The full document can be downloaded here.Local Leadership, new approaches The job of improving the population’s wellbeing and preventing premature mortality starts locally. It starts in people’s neighbourhoods and communities. It is done by local leaders working together, across health and local government, … Continue reading Local leadership, new approaches. How communities are delivering improved health.

Bursts of vigorous exercise could improve health of the elderly

Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved general fitness over time. The team at Abertay University believe it could help avert the "astronomical" costs … Continue reading Bursts of vigorous exercise could improve health of the elderly