Health Advice

 

Health Advice

 

This page is to give advice and guidance to patients on lifestyle and wellbeing choices as well as information how to manage their long-term conditions, how to deal with minor injury and illness that doesn't require treatment from a clinician.

Lifestyle Wellbeing

 

Stopping smoking, reducing your alcohol intake, losing weight and taking more exercise are just some ways to help ensure that you maintain a healthy lifestyle. One You and LiveWell are two great resources that can help you achieve this, along with some further local resources below.

 

One You

www.nhs.uk/oneyou

LiveWell

www.nhs.uk/Livewell

 

Smoking

Now is the right time to quit. Every cigarette causes you real harm and quitting smoking is healthier for you and your family. There's lots of free support to help you quit now.

 

Smokefree Wiltshire

0300 003 4562

www.wiltshirestopsmoking.co.uk/

LiveWell

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/smoking/Pages/stopsmokingnewhome.aspx

Salisbury NHS

www.salisbury.nhs.uk/LookingAfterYourself/SmokingCessation/Pages/Home.aspx

One You

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/smoking

 

Drug and Substance Misuse

Like to unwind with a glass of something in the evening? If you're not careful it's easy for the occasional glass in the evening to quickly become 2 or 3 glasses most days. Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health. It's important to know how much you are drinking and the easy ways you can cut back.

 

LiveWell

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/Alcoholsupport.aspx

Wiltshire council

0300 0034566

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-drug-and-alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous

0800 9177 650

www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

One You

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/drinking

 

Weight Management

What you eat, and how much, is important for your health and your waistline. Choosing healthier foods is easier than you might think. There are lots of cheap and tasty ways you and your family can eat well daily.

 

Wiltshire council

0300 003 4566

www.wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-weight

One You

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/eating

 

Physical Activity

Fitting some physical activity into your day is easier than you think. Being active is really good for your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you and your family can get moving!

 

Active Wiltshire

www.activewiltshire.org.uk/

One You

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/moving

 

NHS 111

NHS 111

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.