This practice provides a wide range of services with strong emphasis on preventative medicine and promoting good health. We would welcome your comments on our activities and be pleased to receive any suggestions and constructive criticism that may help us to improve our service.
We would always advise dietary means of reducing blood pressure along with regular exercise. Your doctor might give you a handout with suggestions to consider and follow. Needless to say, cessation of smoking, reduction of weight and a reduction in alcohol intake to the recommended limits are often all that is needed to reduce blood pressure successfully along with some regular exercise. Increasingly the role of salt in the diet is becoming a factor and pressure groups are encouraging supermarkets to add less salt to the processed food. All persons and especially hypertensives should be encouraged to stop all added salt with their food especially at the table. A salt substitute may be helpful in reducing the intake of salt although occasionally this has been known to be a cause of an excess of potassium in the blood.
Patients between the age of 16-75 years old who have not been seen by a GP or attended for a health check can request a consultation and any patient aged over 75 years old who has not been seen for a year. Patients aged between 16-75 years old can request a consultation every 3 years. Also, if you are aged between 40-75 years old with no pre-existing cardio vascular risk factors you will be invited to have a free NHS Health Check.