Latest News and Announcements (April-May 2016)
Changes to the Community Weight Management Service
The Community Weight Management Service has changed and is no longer called "Apples and Pears". The new service is provided by Camden Sports & Physical Activity Service. The provide a 12 week group weight-loss programme of exercise and dietary advice for overweight or obese adults. It comprises nutritional advice, healthy eating guidance and support to get active.
If you are over the age of 18; if your Body Mass Index is more then 25; if you are registered at this surgery - you can ask your GP to refer you - or refer yourself by calling on 020 7974 3019 or online by visiting http://tiny.cc/loseweightcamden
Bank Holiday Closures
The Abbey Medical Centre will be closed on Monday 2nd May and Monday 30th May.
Click here to find out what to do when we are closed
The following pharmacies are open on Bank Holiday Mondays:
Boots Hampstead High Street
Boots Swiss Cottage
Boots Kilburn High Road
Boots Camden High Street
Sainsburys O2 Centre
It is now easy to get help to lose weight and you don't need a referral from your GP.
The Community Weight Management Service is provided by Camden Sports & Physical Activity Service. They provide a 12 week group weight-loss programme of exercise and dietary advice for overweight or obese adults. It comprises nutritional advice, healthy eating guidance and support to get active.
If you are:
-over the age of 18
-if your Body Mass Index is more then 25 (calculate your BMI here)
-if you are registered at this surgery
You can ask your GP to refer you - or refer yourself by calling on 020 7974 3019
Did you know that you can refer yourself to a number of different services and clinics from the comfort of your computer without the need to see your doctor. These include Psychology, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Weight Management Services, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Pregnancy Care, Family Planning, Sexual Health Clinics, and Incontinence Clinics. Click here for more information.
If you are not certain that these services are suitable for you, please make a telephone or face-to-face appointment with your GP to discuss things further.
The Abbey Medical Centre is welcoming new patients.
Click here to find out how to join the Abbey Medical Centre.
Would you like to improve your sleep?
This month, our health blog highlights the common and distressing problem of insomnia. Written by guest author Dr Hugh Selsick, Consultant from the Insomnia Clinic at University College Hospital the post contains useful information and a helpful video. Click here to find out more.
Do you suffer from high blood pressure? Do you feel that every day stress is making it worse? Would you like to learn how to relax more effectively?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this workshop may be for you. This free workshop explores topics including what stress is, where it comes from, how it can affect blood pressure and ideas about how to manage stress better.
Each month the Abbey Medical Centre website will highlight a local charity, group or organization which serves the needs or interests of our local community.
This month, we highlight the Friends of Alexandra Road Park and the restoration of the public space in the middle of the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate.
In Camden there are proposals to share your health data. The team at the Abbey Medical Centre believe that all of our patients should know about these proposals.
Click here for further information.
If you want to quit smoking, there are many ways in which we can help you.
The Abbey Medical Centre runs a stop smoking clinic and there are also a number of stop smoking services available across Camden for our patients.