National Diabetes Awareness Month

On Friday 20th October 2023, our GP practice hosted its first Diabetes Awareness Session, aiming to educate patients about diabetes and advocate for improved care and management.

Navigating life with diabetes can be challenging, and this session aimed to ease that journey by promoting healthy eating and lifestyle changes.

Key Highlights:

  • Understanding Diabetes: The session provided a comprehensive overview, empowering patients with essential knowledge about diabetes.
  • Advocacy for Improved Care: We emphasized the importance of personalised care, advocating for a holistic approach to diabetes management.

Promoting Lifestyle Changes: Recognising the impact of lifestyle on diabetes, the session delved into practical strategies for healthy eating and lifestyle modifications. Our goal is to make these changes more accessible and achievable for our patients.

At Abbey Road Medical Practice, we are committed to building a supportive community for those managing chronic conditions. Expect more sessions like these, designed to inform, engage, and empower our patients on their health journey!

Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to ongoing collaboration for improved health and well-being.

Sexual Health Screening Day

Our highly sought-after sexual health screening day made a triumphant return this summer, themed “Hot Summer.” In collaboration with the Terrence Higgins Trust and the All-East Sexual Health Clinic, we specifically targeted our young demographic.

Conducting comprehensive sexual health screenings, including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea tests, we are thrilled to report overwhelming participation, echoing the success of our previous event. The positive response from our patients reaffirms the importance of these services.

We extend sincere thanks to the All-East Sexual Health Clinic for their continuous support, ensuring the success of our screening days. Together, we are dedicated to promoting a health-conscious community.

HIV Testing Week

In observance of HIV Testing Week this February, our practice joined forces with the local sexual health clinic, “All East Sexual Health.” Together, we dedicated a day to raising sexual health awareness and providing essential services to our community.

On this special day, we extended our commitment to public health by offering free sexual health screenings to patients. Comprehensive tests, including HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea, were made available. We are thrilled to report a fantastic turnout, and the response from our patients was overwhelmingly positive.

Key Highlights:

  • Collaboration with All East Sexual Health: Our partnership with “All East Sexual Health” allowed us to leverage their expertise and resources, ensuring a comprehensive and professional approach to sexual health.
  • Free Screenings: To encourage proactive health management, we provided complimentary screenings for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. This initiative aimed to eliminate barriers to access and promote early detection and treatment.
  • Community Engagement: Patients embraced the services offered, reflecting the importance of community health initiatives. The success of the event underscores the value of proactive health promotion and accessible services.

We extend our gratitude to our patients for their participation and enthusiasm. Such collaborative efforts reinforce our commitment to promoting overall well-being in our community.