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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