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Adult social care

Adult social care support is focused on helping you, and those that support you, to be as independent as possible. Our aim is also to enable you to have as much choice as you can about how you live your life. If you think you're…

Alcohol and drug misuse

Alcohol is the third biggest risk factor for illness and death and 1.2 million people are affected by drug addiction in their families Current guidance recommends that people should keep track of their intake, and not drink more than recommended amounts:  men and women are…

Boost your quality of life

If your NHS Health Check shows you have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, it's reassuring to know that by leading a healthier life you'll improve your chances of living longer and improve your quality of life. Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle - such…

Cancer

Be Clear on Cancer is a Department of Health (DH) campaign which aims to improve early diagnosis of certain cancers by raising awareness of symptoms and making it easier for people to discuss them with their GP. Be Clear on Cancer covers a range of cancers,…

Changes to sexual health

There are proposed improvements to our sexual health services as part of a London wide transformation programme which aims to minimise inefficiencies and ensure these services are better able to meet people’s needs. The council ran a consultation from the 6 September to 4 October 2016 to…

Free contraception services

How to get free contraception in Waltham Forest, including condoms and the morning after pill.

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.

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…
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