Act FAST - advice for Stroke
Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech – is their speech slurred?
Time to call 999 if you see any one of these signs
Other stroke symptoms people should be aware of include:
- Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision in one or both eyes
- Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body
- Sudden memory loss or confusion
- Sudden dizziness, unsteadiness or a sudden fall, especially with any of the other symptoms
Stroke is a medical emergency. The public is being urged to take the above symptoms seriously and call 999 without delay if they notice any one of them in themselves or others, even if you are unsure.
First Contact Physiotherapy
First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are advanced practitioners working within primary care with extensive expertise in the clinical assessment, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. FCPs see patients with (suspected or diagnosed) MSK conditions as the first point of contact, instead of a GP, and can be accessed directly by contacting the practice’s reception.
To find out more visit the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website
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For help and support to lose weight, visit Better Health - NHS
CBT for Sleep problems delivered free and online
Sleepio is a useful evidence based online delivery programme for sleep problems. It is free to Thames Valley patients, and easy to use via laptop/pc.
Fitness Studio exercise videos
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Couch to 5K
Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.
NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.
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