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Give HIV the finger - a finger prick is all it takes

HIV testing is as easy as a finger prick, and the benefits are huge.  National HIV Testing Week runs from 16 to 22 November 2019 and World Aid Day takes place on 1 December 2019.  1 in 8 people don’t know that they have HIV.   …

Health and wellbeing

Guidance and advice on dealing with long term conditions, planning for and having a child, coping with mental health issues and living a healthier more balanced lifestyle. Scroll down the page to access advice and guidance on all health and wellbeing matters.

Health and Wellbeing Board

Waltham Forest Health and Wellbeing Board was set up in 2013 and is a partnership between leaders from the health and care system, democratically elected members and patient representatives. The HWBB works with the Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group and public health team to help…

Health protection

The health protection team works to protect the health and wellbeing of residents in the borough from infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis (TB), flu and food poisoning.

Healthy living

Building a healthy lifestyle often involves eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and even visiting your doctor for a health check now and again. The rewards are endless, as not only does this improve your physical health but also your mental wellbeing. Healthy living now…

Heart disease

As well as NHS Choices, the British Heart Foundation provides information and advice on preventing heart disease.

How do I get an NHS Health Check?

You can get an NHS Health Check if you're aged 40 to 74 and not already on a disease register. If you're in this age group, you can expect to receive a letter inviting you for a check. Don't worry if you haven't got your…

Incontinence, urinary

Urinary incontinence is the unintentional passing of urine. It's a common problem thought to affect millions of people. There are several types of urinary incontinence, including: stress incontinence - when urine leaks out at times when your bladder is under pressure; for example, when you…

Living with incontinence

Follow our tips on how to cope with the daily challenges of living with incontinence. Enjoy good sex Prepare for local trips How to look after your skin What to take on holiday How to manage incontinence at work Fight depression with talking therapy Enjoy good sex…

Long term conditions

We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of people with long term conditions in Waltham Forest. Conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease affect many people in the borough and there has been a strong rise of tuberculosis in the UK, particularly…
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