Introducing Alison

Alison joined the Somerset Health Checks team in May as our new Admin Support Officer. Bubbly and always positive, she has been a great addition to our team.

Joining during lockdown has meant we have had to do things a little differently, but we have got to know her through video calls and some socially distant coffee catch ups.

We thought it was about time everyone else was introduced to Alison, so here’s an interview with her.



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Thrive Tribe’s First Virtual Sports Day

It’s rare to find an organisation that wants the absolute best for its employees, but Thrive Tribe does it every day. Once a year, the entire organisation comes together to celebrate the active, healthy lifestyles we promote by setting staff the challenge of competing in a sports day. This is a whole day of games and contests for all employees.
However, this year everyone has had to do pretty much everything a little differently to usual and so sports day, for the first time in Thrive Tribe’s history, would be held virtually. How did we pull it off? Read on to find out!…

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A day in the life of Katie…

I have been working for the Somerset NHS Health Checks programme for over three years now. In that time, I have travelled the county to provide NHS Health Checks in varied and diverse locations. I have been to libraries, a leisure centre, village halls and even the centre of Taunton!

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Staying Motivated In Isolation

We are all being challenged during this difficult time to keep ourselves safe and healthy. Whilst we are all doing the best we can – is there an opportunity here for us to turn it on it’s head and find new and healthier ways to live?

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Service Update Regarding COVID-19

In light of the current situation nationally with COVID-19, we would like to inform our clients and clinics that Somerset Health Checks have been suspended in our community clinics as a consequence of the Coronavirus threat.

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Georgeta, Vine Surgery Partnership & Our GP Partners

Meet Georgeta, one of the team at Vine Surgery Partnership who is specially trained as an NHS Health Check Practitioner.

Georgeta has told us she feels at home delivering NHS Health Checks and interacting with Vine Surgery Partnership patients. She hands out extra information and leaflets to support her patients and refers on to other services where necessary. Georgeta always goes the extra mile with everyone she meets and encourages them to make small and sustainable changes as part of their NHS Health Check.

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stoptober 2019

Stoptober 2019: Three Reasons Now is the Time to Quit

Stoptober 2019, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is around the corner! So far it has driven over 1 million quit attempts. It is based on research stating that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, you are up to four times more likely to stay smoke free for good.

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