Health Promotion

Smoking Cessation

If you’re trying to give up smoking, we can help.

Studies show that your chances of success will be greatly improved if you get advice and support from health care professionals to help you stop smoking.

The services we offer from the Practice can:

  • Boost your willpower to stop smoking
  • Concentrate your efforts by getting advice from someone who knows your medical background
  • Help you feel that you’re not doing it alone
  • Help you to cope when you are tempted to smoke
  • Monitor improvements to your health so that you can see the benefits

Contact reception to make an appointment with one of our trained smoking cessation advisors.

External Websites

For more information about quitting smoking visit:

No Smoking Day  - Information to help you to kick the habit.
Gosmokefree - This website contains detailed information about the free NHS support services.
Smoking Cessation - NHS Choices Site – if you smoke, giving up is probably the greatest single step you can take to improve your health.
Quit Org. - Quit is the independent charity whose aim is to save lives by helping smokers to stop.

Sexual Health

A range of sexual health services are offered at the surgery including:

  • contraception and contraception advice
  • emergency contraception and emergency contraception advice
  • testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, syphilis, gonorrhoea and genital warts
  • testing and counselling for HIV and AIDS

If you need advice and support with a sexual health matter or you think you have a problem you would like to discuss, please call the surgery to make an appointment.

Sexual health services are freely available for everyone.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Family Planning Association: Sexual Health Advice

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Health Topics - NHS Choices

Chlamydia Screening

We offer a free chlamydia test to all young adults aged between 15-24 years.

  • It's free
  • It's quick
  • It's confidential

You do NOT need to see a doctor or nurse to have the test - you can take the test yourself. Simply obtain a testing kit from surgery reception. Hand it to a member of reception staff and they will discretely supply you with a testing kit.  

Facts about Chlamydia

  • Chlamydia is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection
  • People who are 24 and under and sexually active are more likely to get chlamydia
  • 1 in 14 people 24 and under who are tested, have chlamydia
  • It affects both men and women
  • Most people who have chlamydia don’t know they’ve got it

If you are 24 or under and have been sexually active, it is recommended that you take a chlamydia test every year, or every time you change a sexual partner. For more information about chlamydia, go to https://www.sexualhealthhertfordshire.clch.nhs.uk/

Weight Management

If you are obese or overweight you have an increased risk of developing various health problems. Even a modest amount of weight loss can help reduce your increased health risks.
The best chance of losing weight and keeping the weight off is to be committed to a change in lifestyle-this includes eating a healthy, low fat diet and doing some regular physical activity.

Please do contact us if you need advice and assistance to help you lose weight.

Our nurses can help to monitor your weight and go through a food diary with you. You may be eligible for referral  for 12 free sessions at a local Slimming World or Weight Watchers Club, or for an Exercise Referral form to the Beaumonts Health Club in Borehamwood.

You can also make an appointment with one of the GPs who can offer advice and consider referral to our in-house dietician.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites

Men's Health

Understanding the Male Menopause and Mental Health

Some of the topics in this guide might interest you, such as:

  • Understanding "male menopause" - separating facts from fiction, and why it can be misleading (and harmful) to group the different changes and conditions affecting men as they age under this label.
  • The physical and emotional changes associated with male menopause why men should always seek a proper medical diagnosis for said symptoms.
  • The effect on men’s mental wellbeing - from memory loss and lowered libido to secondary effects like fatigue, insomnia, and irrationality - and their impact on daily life.
  • Helpful tips and advice for managing symptoms, lifestyle changes, and treatments that can help, and other useful information.