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Free blood pressure checks at Pharmacies

Free blood pressure checks at Pharmacies If you are over 40, you can get a free blood pressure check at a local pharmacy. No appointment is needed. You can find pharmacies offering free blood pressure checks on the NHS website. Why is it important? High blood pressure is the biggest cause of cardiovascular disease, which … Continued

Period Delay

Period Delay How can I delay my period? Under new practice prescribing policy and safety concerns of medication to delay periods, we have made the decision that we will no longer prescribe medication to stop periods for holidays, pilgrimages, or sport, as this is not a clinical need. Pharmacies are able to prescribe medication privately … Continued

Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying Biddlestone Health Group have taken the decision to no longer prescribe sedatives like Benzodiazepines and Zopiclone for fear of flying. This policy decision has been made by the GP Partners and is adhered to by all prescribers working in the practice. The reasons for this can be found below: Benzodiazepines (like Diazepam) … Continued

BMI calculator

Use this calculator to check your body mass index (BMI) and find out if you are a healthy weight. Or, use it to check your child’s BMI centile.

Medicines A-Z

Medicines A to Z   Visit the Medicines A to Z page on the NHS website to find out about hundreds of types of medication.