This January, we launched our #HealthyHarborne campaign, with all the best advice from Harborne Village businesses on how to stay healthy all year round.
And for this, Harborne Medical Practice has given us a few tips surrounding self-care!
Their ethos is that proactive care is a fundamental approach to taking good care of yourself. So, they are proud to offer all patients over the age of 40 a complimentary NHS health check every 5 years. They feel this empowers patients to be in control of their own wellbeing and fully involved in decisions about the management of their health.
Dr Rory Meade also said about the check-ups that “This approach gives us the opportunity to potentially identify areas where patients can make immediate life-style changes to improve their general health and fitness.
“We recognise the importance of proactively caring for our health from a younger age, to allow us to stay fit and well as time progresses. We know how vital this can be to ensure a long, healthy and active life.”
If you are registered with Harborne Medical Practice and haven’t had your check-up, use the online form on their website to request your NHS Health Check appointment. Here, you can also access a number of services to allow you to have a virtual appointment at your convenience.
On their website, you can find useful information on self-care approaches to improve your health and wellbeing, regardless of whether you are eligible for a health check yet.
One of their most informative pages is about the importance of folic acid and Vitamin B12, and how you can include these in your diet – check it out here.