Health Information by category Health Promotion

This section provides reliable information on how to positively change your diet, exercise and lifestyle to promote your health and that of your family. Our doctor-authored leaflets will help you answer questions like "How do I eat healthily?", "How much alcohol is safe?" and "Is smoking really bad for me?". The leaflets also contain information on treatments to help you, for example nicotine replacement treatments or tablets for stopping smoking, or help you prevent problems, such as "How do I examine myself?" (breasts or testes) or "Which treatment should I use to prevent malaria?".

Accessible LeafletsAdvice for Travel Abroad
Advice for Travelling to Remote LocationsAlcohol and Liver Disease
Alcohol and Sensible DrinkingAlcohol and Sensible Drinking
Aspirin and Other Antiplatelet MedicinesBMI Calculator
BMI CalculatorBreast Screening
Breast-feedingBreast-feeding
Bupropion (Zyban®)Cardiovascular Health Risk Assessment
Care.data - Sharing Your InformationCervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)
Checking for Head LiceCholesterol
Dietary Tips for Vegetarians and VegansEat More Fruit and Vegetables
Fibre and Fibre SupplementsFibre and Fibre Supplements
Five Choices to Help You Stay HealthyGet to Know Your Testicles (Testes)
Healthy EatingLiving with a Long-term Condition
Low-fat Diet SheetMediterranean Diet
NHS and Other Care OptionsNicotine Replacement Therapy
Obesity and Overweight in AdultsObesity and Overweight in Adults
Obesity and Overweight in ChildrenOrlistat - Help With Weight Loss
Orlistat - Help With Weight LossPhysical Activity For Health
Physical Activity For HealthPractical Guide to Healthy Ageing
Practical Guide to Healthy CaringPregnancy - Planning to Become Pregnant
Pregnancy - Planning to Become PregnantPregnancy and Physical Activity
Pregnancy and SmokingPreventing Cardiovascular Diseases
Preventing DVT When You TravelPreventing DVT When You Travel
Preventing Skin CancerPreventing Skin Cancer
Prevention of Falls in the ElderlyRCGP Parents Leaflet
RCGP Young People's LeafletRecommended Safe Limits of Alcohol
Relaxation Exercises and MindfulnessSafer Sex
Screening Tests in the UKSexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually Transmitted InfectionsSmoking - How Addicted Are You?
Smoking - The FactsSmoking and Others (Passive Smoking)
Sources of NHS Help When UnwellSun and Health
The Benefits of Stopping SmokingTips for Dealing with Lactose Intolerance
Tips To Help You Stop SmokingVarenicline (Champix®)
Weight Loss SurgeryWeight Reduction - How to Lose Weight
Weight Reduction - How to Lose Weight