The past year brought with it a lot of challenges for everyone and caused us to change our daily routines.
A nationwide survey of over 5,000 adults revealed that over 4 in 10 (41%) adults in England say they have put on weight since the first lockdown in March 2020. Better health have launched a campaign offering free evidence-based support and guidance to those working towards a healthier weight. The newly updated NHS Weight Loss plan is designed to help people introduce changes that will help them eat better and get active this summer. Public Health England (PHE), suggests that those who used and followed the NHS Weight Loss Plan app over 12 weeks, reported a loss on average of almost a stone (5.8kg).
Let's make "ONE DAY" today! Download the free NHS weight loss plan to help you start healthier eating habits, be more active, and start losing weight:
Search ‘Better Health’ or visit nhs.uk/betterhealth for free tools and support to start leading a healthier lifestyle today.
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I've always had fantastic service and treatment from the KCL NHS staff. The nurses and GPs are always attentive, patient and considerate when listening to my concerns and working to find a comfortable solution. From routine vaccinations to sexual health screenings, the staff are always professional and helpful in keeping me informed about the routine and what to expect, and answering any questions I may have. I would recommend taking advantage of all the services offered, and rest assured that you're in great hands.
Eating Disorder Clinic
I found the assessment and referral process very relieving. I had fears going into the assessment, having had several bad/ unhelpful experiences with referrals and doctor's diagnosis's before. But as a specialist, not just a normal GP Michelle was the perfect person to see/ make a referral. She made me feel at ease and didn't discredit my illness based on my size or the fact that I'm not in the worst possible place I could be. She made me feel valued and like I deserved to receive help. The referral was made really quickly and I was very impressed by the speed and organisation with which it has all been done. She also reassured me that I could go to her in the interim before receiving treatment which was really nice and helped me to feel that I had someone to go to if I was having any difficulties. In the past I have not experienced this so this support meant a lot to me.
Mental Health Clinic
First and foremost, I would like to thank Dr. Park for continuously supporting me, listening to my problems and needs and always recommending resources and help. I had a couple of hard years, and if it wasn't for Dr. Park, I don't know what I would do. Because of the resources and help Dr. Park provided, I learned that there are services and help in the community that helped to make my situation a little easier. Especially, during the COVID times, I appreciate Dr. Park's always asking me how she can help. Thank you, Dr. Park for your continuous hard work and support.
Getting a smear test isn’t always the most comfortable procedure to get done, but the staff at the Kings College NHS Health Centre were so welcoming and made it all very comfortable! Scheduling with them is so easy and the text reminders are great. I’m happy I have a service that helps me look after my cervical health and allows me to ask any questions and provide lots of information on any medical queries I have!