Your Health

 This page is a great resource to help you improve and make the most of your health


Self Care Factsheets

This site contains Factsheets for common ailments to help patients with self care and provides information about what you can expect to happen, what you can do yourself, where to find out more and when to seek medical help.

5 A Day

Almost all fruit and vegetables count towards your 5 A Day, so it may be easier than you think to get your recommended daily amount.

Get Active Your Way

There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine.

NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:

During the check-up you'll also discuss how to reduce your risk of these conditions and dementia.

If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.

You should have a health check every 5 years if you're aged 40 to 74 and you have not had a stroke, or you do not have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease.  

Any follow-up tests or appointments are also free of charge.

Travel Health

From travel insurance to vaccinations, here's what to think about before you travel.

Alcohol and Drinking

Alcohol misuse is when you drink in a way that's harmful, or when you're dependent on alcohol. To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, both men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.