Keeping Healthy

Act FAST - advice for Stroke

Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?

Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?

Speech – is their speech slurred?

Time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs

Other stroke symptoms people should be aware of include:

  • Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision in one or both eyes
  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
  • Sudden memory loss or confusion
  • Sudden dizziness, unsteadiness or a sudden fall, especially with any of the other symptoms

Stroke is a medical emergency. The public is being urged to take the above symptoms seriously and call 999 without delay if they notice any one of them in themselves or others, even if you are unsure.



Joint Pain? Muscle Pain? Trapped Nerve? Why not see an Extended Scope Physiotherapist!

Telephone: 01635 868006


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Podiatry Clinics are now held at the surgery and West Berkshire Community Hospital (by appointment).


Healthwatch Hampshire

Stay in control of your health, wellbeing and get the right care for you and your family right when you need it.

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Basingstoke and Deane Council

Local Health and Wellbeing information.

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Fitness Studio exercise videos

Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories:

Couch to 5K

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.

NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.

Webste: – Get running with Couch to 5K

Healthwatch West Berkshire

Stay in control of your health, wellbeing and get the right care for you and your family right when you need it.

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Well Woman Checks

Cervical smears for the early detection of cancer and also instruction in the examination of the breasts are carried out by the practice nurse.

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West Berkshire Council

Health and wellbeing for older people.

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Continence Service

A local service of specialist Continence nurses and advisors who offer individuals, 18 years and over, with bladder and bowel problems assessment, treatment, advice and support.



First Contact Physiotherapy

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are advanced practitioners working within primary care with extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. FCPs see patients with (suspected or diagnosed) MSK conditions as the first point of contact, instead of a GP, and can be accessed directly by contacting the practice’s reception.

To find out more visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website

Sleepio - CBT for Sleep problems delivered free and online

Sleepio is a useful evidence based online delivery programme for sleep problems. It is free to Thames Valley patients, and easy to use via laptop/pc.



Help for People with Learning Disabilities

If you are eligible the Community Learning Disability teams provide the following services:

  • protect and safeguard vulnerable adults
  • social care and health assessments
  • develop appropriate social care and health support plans with you and other
  • people who are important in your life
  • respond to carers needs
  • meeting a range of health and social care needs

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Berkshire – find out more Physical activity guidelines: infographics

Infographics explaining the physical activity needed for general health benefits for all age groups, disabled adults, pregnant women and women after childbirth: – Physical activity guidelines: infographics

Get Berkshire Active

Get Berkshire Active have created a page to make it easier for you to access lots of useful material to support you:

  • Being Active at home
  • Looking after your mental wellbeing
  • Working From Home – Active at Home – Activity Finder – Get More Active Guide

Get Active

No matter how much you do, physical activity is good for your body and mind. Adults should aim to be active every day. Some is good – more is better still.


Free NHS Health Check

Are you aged 40-74? Find out about the free NHS Health Check as, if you’re over 40, you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia.

More information is available from the NHS online or through the NHS Health Check poster (PDF)

Berkshire Health Care

Advice, support, assessment, treatment and therapies to support adults who have diagnosed learning disabilities.

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One You

Health and lifestyle tips for modern living, all in one place.

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