Parents/carers with CHILDREN 0-6 months see new guide 'Common childhood illnesses & wellbeing on ADVICE page + SOUTHBOROUGH HUB - building underway: see HUB page.

brought to you by our Patient Group

Our Patient Group has purchased weight scales, height measure and blood pressure monitor for our new Self-Health Corner.

You can’t miss it, just to the right inside the entrance to SAMC. Just pop in and check your weight, height, blood pressure.

Knowing your blood pressure numbers enables you and your doctor to see if you require medication to lower blood pressure, or if you are already on medication, ensure it is working appropriately.

Knowing your height and weight numbers enables you and your doctor to monitor your body mass index (BMI), which measures whether your weight is healthy. 

Check your height, weight and blood pressure, write the numbers on the form numbers and hand it to Reception. One of our team will take a quick look and give further advice if needed.

Check your numbers every 6 months and if you have any concerns speak to your GP.

Look after yourself - you deserve it!


More and more of us are trying to build on the help we get from our health care professionals by looking after our own health a little more. It makes perfect sense.

NHS Choices has an excellent symptom checker

GETTING HELP - Pharmacists can discuss your medication and treat minor ailments;
find out more

SELF REFERRAL - NHS One You’ offers self-referrals and support for living well 


Your body needs water or other fluids to work properly and to avoid dehydration. That’s why it's important to drink enough fluids. In climates such as the UK's, we should drink about 1.2 litres (six to eight glasses) of fluid every day to stop us getting dehydrated.  In hotter climates, the body needs more than this. We also get some fluid from the food we eat

Health quiz

This NHS 'One You' quiz is here to help you get back to a healthier you - see how you score.
How Are You? is for over 18s only and is just designed to point you in the right direction. It’s not a medical assessment – if you’re worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.

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