King George Surgery

King George Surgery

135 High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire. SG1 3HT

It's Thursday 1:31 AMSorry, we're closed

NHS

Telephone: 01438 361111

Out of Hours: 111

Stop Smoking

Smoking – Reasons for giving up

  • Smoking is the biggest single preventable cause of death
  • Lung cancer kills 38,000 people per year in the UK
  • Bladder cancer and┬ástomach cancer risk is doubled
  • Smokers are twice as likely to die of a heart attack
  • On average a smoker shortens his/her life by five minutes for each cigarette smoked
  • Children of smokers are more likely to get chest and ear infections
  • Women get increased risk of abnormal smear or osteoporosis

How to stop

  • Decide on a definite date to stop
  • Get your partner or friend or family to stop with you
  • Put the money aside that you would have spent and treat yourself later
  • Tell everyone you are going to stop

What else can help?

  • We run smoking cessation clinics for our patients – tel: 01438 361111
  • Nicotine chewing-gum or skin patches can help with troublesome withdrawal symptoms.
  • If you wish to quit smoking, text QUIT plus your postcode to 88088, or go to www.nhs.uk/smokefree or www.facebook.com/nhssmokefree or call Smokefree on 0800 169 0 169 (weekdays 9am – 8pm, weekend 11am – 5pm), or textphone 0800 169 0 171.
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Acupuncture

What can you gain?

  • Your chances of avoiding a heart attack and lung cancer will improve
  • It will help that smoker’s cough
  • Your breath, your hair and your clothes will stop smelling of stale tobacco
  • If you are pregnant, your baby will stand a better chance of being born healthy
  • There is a lower risk of osteoporosis for women.
  • Pay less tax!
  • Save money
  • Reduce risks related to passive smoking of those around you
  • Cheaper life/health insurance

Update Your Details

Patient Liaison Group

Friends & Family Test

  • We would like you to think about your recent experiences of our service.

Asthma Review

  • Please give us your full name
  • e.g. 45 Cherry Tree Road
  • (including cough)
  • (cough, wheeze, chest tightness or breathlessness)
  • (housework, work, school etc)
  • If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, it is very important that you make an appointment to have a face-to-face review with a practice nurse. We may need to change your medication. If you have answered NO to all three questions, we will complete your asthma review for the year, however in certain circumstances we may contact you by phone to discuss your medication and whether it should be changed or stopped. Please note the details you have provided will be used to update your records, and should your symptoms worsen at any time you should contact us.

Sharing My Record

  • e.g 40 Cherry Tree Lane
    I understand if I consent to share all of my health information - this includes my current health conditions, my current medications, any allergies I may have, any recorded information regarding my family relationships (i.e. my next of kin) and information about my decisions regarding my preferred place of care.
  • Please provide your mobile number. Providing this will be seen as receipt of your consent to record this number on your medical records, and for its use for your direct medical care only (i.e. text message reminders for appointments etc)

Opening Times

  • Monday
    8.00am - 6.30pm
  • Tuesday
    8.00am - 6.30pm
  • Wednesday
    8.00am - 12.30pm, 1.30pm - 6.30pm (we are closed for staff training 12.30-1.30pm)
  • Thursday
    8.00am - 6.30pm
  • Friday
    8.00am - 6.30pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED