Health and wellbeing

Better Health in Bromley - don’t wait to lose weight!

Extra weight can make it harder for us to fight against COVID-19 and diseases like cancer and heart disease. Being active is good for your mind and body. Every minute of activity counts and the more you do, the more you’ll benefit.

Get connected with the support and tools available to help you have better health in Bromley and start your quest for better health - eating better and getting active.

Try developing a new healthy habit and add cycling into your routine.We provide free one-to-one cycling training for anyone who lives, works or studies in the London Borough of Bromley. 

The brand-new NHS Better Health webpage has all the advice to get you started and keep you focused www.nhs.uk/BetterHealth

The programme will also provide advice and support for quitting smoking (in association with Stop Smoking London), drinking less and looking after your mental health. Though COVID-19 has caused complications and additional pressures for people who are struggling to kick their smoking or drinking habits, those who are trying to achieve a healthy weight, and those who have been struggling with their mental health, it has also served as a reminder of the importance of our physical and mental health. Please use the support services available on your journey to better health in Bromley.

Coronavirus

Bromley Covid-19 outbreak control plan 

Bromley Council’s public health team, in common with all councils countrywide, has been asked by government to use its knowledge and expertise to put together a Covid-19 local outbreak control plan. This builds on our experience in infectious disease control and our knowledge and understanding of the borough.

The public health team has worked with partners and other organisations locally to devise this plan as a live document that will be regularly updated to reflect emerging local trends and to outline any actions that may be required to contain an outbreak and mitigate the spread of the virus. Standard operating procedures and action plans underpin this document, but as these will change daily, they are not included within the document.

NHS Test and Trace

Contact tracing is crucial to the effort to control outbreaks in the borough, so we are supporting NHS Test and Trace. We are also supporting businesses selling food and drink to record who is visiting their restaurants and cafes.

www.bromley.gov.uk/NHSTestandTrace

Local health services

Bromley GPs are there for you for all illnesses not just COVID-19. Please do not ignore symptoms or hesitate to seek out support from Bromley’s GPs and local health services if you're feeling unwell. Your physical and mental health is as important now as it ever was - so even if your concerns are not related to COVID-19, it is important to seek medical advice as and when you need to. Contact your GP or local health services online or over the phone.

Find NHS health services

Details of local services - doctors, dentists, opticians, pharmacies, hospitals and clinics in Bromley.

Living healthier is easier to achieve with support.

You can find more advice, tips and tools to help you feel better physically, socially and mentally visit the NHS Live Well page.