Act FAST - advice for Stroke
Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech – is their speech slurred?
Time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs
Other stroke symptoms people should be aware of include:
- Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision in one or both eyes
- Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
- Sudden memory loss or confusion
- Sudden dizziness, unsteadiness or a sudden fall, especially with any of the other symptoms
Stroke is a medical emergency. The public is being urged to take the above symptoms seriously and call 999 without delay if they notice any one of them in themselves or others, even if you are unsure.
First Contact Physiotherapy
First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are advanced practitioners working within primary care with extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. FCPs see patients with (suspected or diagnosed) MSK conditions as the first point of contact, instead of a GP, and can be accessed directly by contacting the practice’s reception.
To find out more visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website
Sleepio - CBT for Sleep problems delivered free and online
Sleepio is a useful evidence based online delivery programme for sleep problems. It is free to Thames Valley patients, and easy to use via laptop/pc.
A local service of specialist Continence nurses and advisors who offer individuals, 18 years and over, with bladder and bowel problems assessment, treatment, advice and support.
Telephone: 01489 587436
Get Berkshire Active
Get Berkshire Active have created a page to make it easier for you to access lots of useful material to support you:
- Being Active at home
- Looking after your mental wellbeing
- Working From Home
www.getberkshireactive.org – Active at Home
www.getberkshireactive.org – Activity Finder
No matter how much you do, physical activity is good for your body and mind. Adults should aim to be active every day. Some is good – more is better still.
Well Woman Checks
Cervical smears for the early detection of cancer and also instruction in the examination of the breasts are carried out by the practice nurse.
West Berkshire Council
Health and wellbeing for older people.
Health and lifestyle tips for modern living, all in one place.
Joint Pain? Muscle Pain? Trapped Nerve? Why not see an Extended Scope Physiotherapist!
Telephone: 01635 868006
Podiatry Clinics are now held at the surgery and West Berkshire Community Hospital (by appointment).
Gov.uk Physical activity guidelines: infographics
Infographics explaining the physical activity needed for general health benefits for all age groups, disabled adults, pregnant women and women after childbirth:
Fitness Studio exercise videos
Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories:
Couch to 5K
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.
NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.
Healthwatch West Berkshire
Stay in control of your health, wellbeing and get the right care for you and your family right when you need it.
Berkshire Health Care
Advice, support, assessment, treatment and therapies to support adults who have diagnosed learning disabilities.
Come along to the new Memories Café at Winchcombe Place. This is open to anyone who has dementia or their family members and carers and all are welcome to enjoy coffee and cake in a friendly and relaxed setting.