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 DrinkingAspirin and Other Antiplatelet Medicines
BMI CalculatorBreast Screening
Breast-feedingBupropion (Zyban®)
Cardiovascular Health Risk - Sharing Your Information
Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)Checking for Head Lice
CholesterolDietary Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans
Eat More Fruit and VegetablesFibre 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 SheetMedical Negligence
Mediterranean DietNHS and Other Care Options
Nicotine Replacement TherapyObesity and Overweight in Adults
Obesity and Overweight in ChildrenOrlistat - Help With Weight Loss
Physical Activity For HealthPractical Guide to Healthy Ageing
Practical Guide to Healthy CaringPregnancy - Planning to Become Pregnant
Pregnancy and Physical ActivityPregnancy and Smoking
Preventing Cardiovascular DiseasesPreventing DVT When You Travel
Preventing Skin CancerPrevention of Falls in the Elderly
RCGP Parents LeafletRCGP Young People's Leaflet
Recommended Safe Limits of AlcoholRelaxation Exercises and Mindfulness
Safer SexScreening Tests in the UK
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