We are proud to announce as part of our commitment to your future health and wellbeing, monthly clinics with the Chichester Wellbeing Team. These clinics will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month and are by appointment only, please call reception.
For further information regarding this type of consultation you can visit http://chichester.westsussexwellbeing.org.uk. (Chichester Wellbeing Poster)
Loxwood Village Fete and Dog Show 2018
On Saturday 9th June 2018 staff from Loxwood Medical Practice once again participated in the Loxwood Village Fete and Dog show. We were on hand to attend as First Aiders in case of any medical emergency, however not wanting to miss another chance to share information regarding a healthy lifestyle and improve the wellbeing of the local community. As ‘Your partner for a healthier future’ our doctors and nurses provided information about healthy eating, diet and exercise. Some delicious home made 'healthy' popcorn and summer fruit pots were available to taste. Our Nurses also had information on overseas travel and sun safety handing out samples of sun screen.
Village Fete 2017
Village Fete 2017
Health and Wellbeing Fayre 2018
On Friday 14th September Loxwood Medical Practice opened its doors for its second Health and Wellbeing Fayre following on from its successful inaugural event in 2016.
The practice mission statement ‘Your partner for a healthier future’ reflected the ethos of the afternoon .The event brought together health care professionals from local NHS and private services and community volunteer groups. The practice was supported by the Billingshurst Lions who directed traffic and offered patients their Message in a Bottle and Message in a Wallet service. Age UK Horsham and Carers Support West Sussex were there to advise patients. The local leisure centres had a presence, along with holistic therapies, physiotherapy,mindfulness workshops,wellbeing and mental health counsellors,Indian Head Massage, Reiki, Art Therapy, Hypnotherapy and Nutrition.
The car park was turned into an exercise arena, with demonstrations of Yoga and Clubercise. Staff and visitors splashed some paint using their hands to produce a large and colourful canvas painting to be proudly displayed in the surgery. The Fayre also gave staff and exhibitors the opportunity to network and share ideas to support patients in living healthier lives.
The Fayre was an ideal opportunity to introduce the new Rural North Chichester Social Prescribing team who are able to support patients in dealing with non-medical problems such as debt, employment and housing.
The practice nurses offered advice on travel and immunisations, stopping smoking, alcohol unit awareness and weight management.
The highlight of the afternoon was a ‘healthy cake’ sale with donations going to support Macmillan Midhurst and a poetry competition, celebrating 70 years of the NHS. A raffle for two healthy hampers provided donations towards the good work of the Billingshurst Lions.