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10 self-help tips to stop smoking

If you want to stop smoking, you can make small changes to your lifestyle that may help you resist the temptation to light up.

7 Day Access to a GP or Nurse

  The 7 day access to GP appointments provides evening, weekend and bank holiday appointments. While patients may not get to see their own doctor, the GP or nurse they do see, will still have access to the patient’s medical record (subject to their consent).

8 tips for healthy eating

The following eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, they can help you make healthier choices.


Browse the subjects on the left for different types of activities for the whole family, including sports clubs, parent & toddler groups, play centres, dance & drama classes and local museums & galleries. Clubs, classes and tutorial sessions offer great ways for children and young…

Allergy facts

According to the charity Allergy UK, around 21 million adults in the UK have at least one allergy, while half of children and under-18s have one or more allergies. What are the most common allergies? The most common allergies are to: pollen house dust mites mould…


Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also appear for the first time in adults. There's currently no cure for asthma, but there are simple treatments that…

Benefits of exercise

Exercise is the miracle cure we've always had, but for too long we've neglected to take our recommended dose. Our health is now suffering as a consequence. Whatever your age, there's strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier and even happier life.…

Better apps for your health and wellbeing

Apps present a fantastic opportunity to provide us with valuable health information and advice which can help us improve our health and wellbeing. Our Rochdale has partnered up with the ORCHA platform to offer the best health and wellbeing apps that are rated as the…

Blindness and vision loss

In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. Being told you have a visual impairment that can't be treated can be difficult to come to terms with. Some people go through a…

Books on Prescription

  Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using self-help reading. Please see below for the different booklists we have.
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