Finsbury Health Centre17 Pine StreetLondon, EC1R 0LPTel: 020 7713 5256
The Surgery provides the following services for all registered patients:
Drinking moderate amounts of alcohol does you no harm but you are advised to stay within healthy limits.
Alcohol is measured in units as follows:
Smoking is bad for your health. Smoking related illnesses are cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic bronchitis, ulcers.
If you would like advice on how to kick the habit please see the doctor or the nurse for advice or you can contact the local ‘Stop Smoking’ clinic.
Saturated fats such as butter, lard and ghee contain more dangerous fats than monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats. Cholesterol levels can become raised when using such fats in your diet. Try cooking with olive oil and trim excess fat from meat.
Eat more fruit and vegetables as they provide more fibre and are reduced in calories. Reduce your red meat intake and choose chicken or fish. Use semi skimmed or skimmed milk. Avoid excess sugars, salt and fat which are all hidden in foods such as pastries, pies, cakes, burgers and sausages.
As we get older our eyesight gradually deteriorates. Having regular eye tests can not only allow the optician to give you good vision and comfort but to detect early changes and other general health conditions
It is recommended by the government that all children from pre-school age have annual eye examinations to ensure correct visual development.
You do not have to pay for eye tests if you fall into the following category:
If you are housebound please call Eyegen on 0207 625 8925 to make an appointment for them to visit you at home. You will receive the same service as you would if you went to the opticians. The home visit is free, but if you pay for your glasses they will tell you the cost at the time of the visit.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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