February is Heart month – a yearly campaign highlighting the importance of heart disease and the ways to reduce your risk. Data shows that just over 34% of Lambeth adults have higher than average blood pressure and left untreated it can be fatal.
A new national campaign to encourage and support smokers to make a quit attempt this New Year. There is a range of support available locally in Lambeth for smokers seeking to quit.
The new national campaign seeks to capitalise on the New Year moment when smokers tend to be more motivated to quit, and promotes the many benefits of quitting.
Lambeth communities are being encouraged to visit Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing Bus to find out how to dispose of unused medicines and to speak to a pharmacist about any medicines they are taking.
Supporting people to understand how their medicines work
This is part of Lambeth Together and NHS South East London’s drive to support people to understand how their medicines work, how multiple medicines might interact with one another, and to inform them about medicines reviews and how to access them.
If you live or work in Lambeth, and are aged over 25, you can pick up a pack of free condoms at a local pharmacy. Get them while stocks last!
Why we’re having this important conversation
Lambeth faces some of the greatest sexual health challenges in England.