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July 2021 News

News from the Quantock Medical Centre

At last we will are able to start up the Health Walks programme again with the enthusiasm and support of our volunteer Walk Leaders Elisabeth, Lynne, Ian and Geoff. We will be starting on 6th July with all walks starting locally from the Nether Stowey Church Centre at 10.30am. This is to avoid the need to share cars to get to the start point with the aim of moving to start points further afield when things get safer.

We would advise participants to wear appropriate footwear and clothing and to take a bottle of water. There will be a Health Declaration form and register to complete and walkers are advised to make Walk Leaders aware of any significant health conditions or disabilities that need to be taken into account during the walk and of course all walkers are advised that they are responsible for themselves.

We are also advising that all walkers whether joining our group walks or out walking alone should consider downloading an app called ‘what3words’ which will help pin point your specific location for emergency services if you were ever lost or in trouble.

We would like to advertise that we have Grace Fildes a Health Coach from the Somerset Sports and Activity Partnership joining the Practice on a Wednesday afternoons to work with patients of all ages to support you on a 1:1 basis to get you moving and active to help your mobility and mental health , please do book in for an appointment if you feel you need some help and support with becoming active

I would also like to promote the Somerset Mental Health Hub.

Which is a good resource for groups and services available to everyone, as well as emotional well being support. They have a regular podcast with Somerset GPs Andrew Tressider and Dr Peter Bagshaw and special guests for a friendly and informative chat about a range of health topics including a recent one on demystifying the menopause (they also have men’s health topics too!).

All episodes are now available for free through Spotify, Apple podcasts and all other podcast apps, or online. So down load and have a listen you might find it interesting

Helen Stacey
Practice Manager