Improving our Health
Moving into 2021, many of us are thinking about the things that we can do to improve our health.
Being more physically active is one of the most simple, cheap and effective ways to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. The evidence is there - it works at least as well as many of the treatments we prescribe for a number of conditions!
Let's make 2021 the year we all start to become more physically active. Perhaps it will be as simple as going for a walk or taking the stairs.
We want to celebrate what you all achieve - so let us know what you have managed, however small a step - you might just be the inspiration to others to get moving. In need of some motivational support or ideas? Our fantastic Active Health Link Workers can help. Get in touch on FB @ActiveHealthHighland or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the coming weeks, we will share some great examples of what you might be able to do...
Includes information on common symptoms and guidance for self-help Information on what to expect if you need a test or treatment, such as a blood test, biopsy, scan or surgery. Find out what you can do to look after your mental and physical wellbeing with advice on stopping smoking, eating well and how to get enough exercise.
Please note that where patients have been advised by one of our Practice clinicians to contact the Abban Street Podiatry Clinic they must complete a referral form: Podiatry self referral form. This can then be emailed to High-UHB.SouthandMidPodiatry@nhs.net (please mark e-mail “new referral”). Please note the clinic is prioritising their caseload due to Covid; seeing those patients with the greatest risk/need as a first priority. This may mean that some patients presently on their waiting list may not be seen for some time.
Patients will be contacted centrally with a leaflet and a letter when the time comes to arrange your vaccination appointment.
Please do not call the practice about the Covid vaccine unless you have been specifically told to do so.
The following resources are available for you to reference:
The COVID-19 vaccination helpline number is: 0800 030 8013
Please call this number for general information about the coronavirus vaccine and its delivery. Lines are open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week. It will not be possible to book or change vaccine appointments via the helpline.
Narcotics Anonymous is open to any person who identifies as a drug addict, or believes they may have a problem with drugs, including alcohol. We welcome those who are both using and abstinent, and clarify that the only requirement for membership of NA is a desire to stop using.
There is an NA meeting in Inverness. It currently meets online, at 7:00pm on Sundays. https://eastcoastscotlandna.com/
Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK. It's also called the "winter vomiting bug" because it's more common in winter, although you can catch it at any time of the year.
Norovirus can be very unpleasant but it usually clears up by itself in a few days.
You can normally look after yourself or your child at home.
Try to avoid going to your GP, as norovirus can spread to others very easily. Call your GP or NHS 111 if you're concerned or need any advice
Take a look at the information leaflet:
or read more here:
NHS Inform Website (opens in new window)