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Welcome to The Woodberry Practice

We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.

Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring and personal health care service to our whole patient population by:

  • Putting our patients at the centre of what we do
  • Having a highly qualified and trained multi-professional integrated primary Healthcare Team
  • Offering our services in a safe, supportive and suitably equipped environment, using technological advances in healthcare systems for our patient’s benefit.

Enhanced Access out of hours primary care appointments from 6:30pm-8pm Monday to Friday, and Saturdays 9am-5pm. Find out more >

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It's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month! We are raising awareness around this topic by giving you an easy way to remember the main symptoms - B.E.A.T - so you know what to look for and when to speak to your GP. πŸ’¬It's important to get any symptoms of ovarian cancer checked as soon as possible. Remember B.E.A.T: βœ…B - BLOATING that doesn't come and goE - EATING difficulty and feeling full more quicklyA - ABDOMINAL and pelvic pain you feel most daysT - TOILET changes in urination or bowel habitsOther symptoms of ovarian cancer can include:- Indigestion- Constipation or diarrhoea- Back pain- Feeling tired all the time- Losing weight without trying- Bleeding from the vagina after the menopauseFor more information, go to www.nhs.uk/conditions/ovarian-cancer/ or www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/ovarian-cancer/what-is-ovarian-cancer#OvarianCancer #ovariancancerawareness #CancerSymptoms ... See MoreSee Less
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We're supposed to be keeping an eye on how much we drink, but how many of us really know what a unit of alcohol is? With so many different drinks and glass sizes, from shots to pints – not to mention bottles – it's easy to get confused about how many units are in your drink 🍺You can use the Alcohol Change UK Unit Calculator to find out how many units are in a particular drink or to check how much you're drinking. Regularly drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week risks damaging your health 🚫Click here to use the Drink Unit Calculator - alcoholchange.org.uk/alcohol-facts/interactive-tools/unit-calculatorFor more information on the effect that alcohol has on your body and tips for cutting down, visit www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-advice/ or alcoholchange.org.uk#DrinkUnitCalculator #alcoholawareness #drinkaware ... See MoreSee Less
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Endometriosis (pronounced en- doh – mee – tree – oh – sis) is the name given to the condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body. In the UK, around 1.5 million women and those assigned female at birth are currently living with the condition, regardless of race or ethnicity. πŸ’›See a GP if you have symptoms of endometriosis, especially if they're having a big impact on your life. Visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/endometriosis/ for more detailed information of endometriosis symptomsIt may help to write down your symptoms before seeing a doctor. Endometriosis UK has a pain and symptoms diary to assist you with this - www.endometriosis-uk.org/sites/default/files/2022-08/pain-symptoms-diary_0.pdf #endometriosis #endometriosisawareness #womenshealth #endometriosisawarenessmonth #periods #periodpain #PeriodPoverty ... See MoreSee Less
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NHS DIGITAL INCLUSION WORKSHOPSWant to learn how to use the NHS app & accessing online services? Please join the two local Digital Inclusion Workshops taking place in April. The 2-hour course will give you an overview of the NHS App and accessing NHS services online.A tutor will be on hand to provide guidance and support throughout the workshop. Whether you're a complete beginner or just looking to improve your digital skills, this workshop is for you!The Workshop will cover: - An introduction to the different NHS services that can be accessed online and through the app. - Hands-on training on how to use digital health assets to manage your health. To register or for more information please contact [email protected] or 07849 567394.Please see more information in the poster below.- Edmonton Green Library: Monday, 24th April, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm- Enfield Town Library: Friday, 28th April, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm ... See MoreSee Less
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The International Day of Happiness on the 20th of March 2023 is an annual celebration aimed at helping people worldwide realise the importance of happiness in their lives! It's a chance for you to make yourself and others happier, reflect on what makes you happy, and explore new ways to be happy. Of course, we all have our own definitions of happiness, so however you celebrate the day is the right way! Do something that makes you happy, and take the time to reflect on whatever feelings of joy and contentment you manage to achieve. It's also a day to spread happiness to others. People are social animals, so make a point to be social, spend time with others, and have fun!Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and well-being. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life:πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Connect with other people - Good relationships are important for your happinessπŸš΄β€β™‚οΈ Be physically active - Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental health.πŸ’­ Learn new skills - Learning new skills can also improve your mental well-being by boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem.🀲 Give to others - Acts of giving and kindness can help improve your mental health🧘 Mindfulness - Paying more attention to the present moment can improve your mental well-being. This includes your thoughts, feelings, body, and the world around you.What are your favourite activities or pastimes that make you happy? For more information, visit: www.nhs.uk/mental-health/self-help/guides-tools-and-activities/five-steps-to-mental-wellbeing/ #happiness #mentalhealth #InternationalDayOfHappiness ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know that between 2019 and 2020, around 65% of young people with mental health problems didn’t have access to treatment? Chances are, you or some of your or someone you know will have a mental health problem right now. πŸ’™Join Mind for the 27 27 Challenge - This March, Mind is challenging you to run 27 miles over 27 days in solidarity with every student struggling with their mental health. Run it your own way, at your own pace and in your own time. Mind can support you with fundraising, how to structure your running schedule and more. πŸƒFind out how to get involved here: 2727.givepenny.com/?_ga=2.185346667.396052422.1678272366-501423548.1678272366#2727Mind #Mind #MentalHealth #2727Challenge ... See MoreSee Less
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NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet β€” including prescriptions and appointments. Find out more about the NHS App.

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Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.

Pharmacist

When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines

Optician

Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?

Dentist

When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening