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How much do you know about bowel cancer?

DURING Bowel Cancer Awareness month, make sure you get your questions about bowel cancer answered, say Macmillan Cancer Support. Their free, cancer advice and support is coming to Frome on…

Campaign launched to end loneliness in Mendip

Key public service providers operating in Mendip have joined forces to tackle the problem of loneliness. Mendip District Council is working alongside a number of leading local health and wellbeing…

Have your say on health plans for Somerset

BECKINGTON Family Practice is urging local people to be more involved in the discussion of Somerset’s Sustainability Plan (STP). An STP is a five-year plan for the future of health…

Can you help get Frome in the saddle? Join new health drive

FROME could saddle up for Somerset’s first Cycling on Prescription programme, as the council, doctors and NHS look to start the scheme. Frome Medical Practice, Frome Town Council, Health Connections Mendip and…

Make your New Year’s resolution to give blood

NHS Blood and Transplant is asking the public to do things differently in 2017 and make their New Year’s resolution to become a blood donor. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)…

Counselling service looks ahead after new project success

Wessex Counselling & Psychotherapy launched the Youth Space project offering free counselling to young people in Frome aged 15–18, in September 2015. The project has been successful in finding a…

‘Stay Well This Winter’ urges MP

David Warburton MP for Somerton and Frome is supporting the Stay Well This Winter campaign being run by Public Health England and NHS England. The campaign aims to; raise awareness…

GP grows ‘mo’ in men’s health campaign

A FROME GP has grown a moustache for ‘Movember’ to help raise awareness about men’s health. Tom Cahill, a doctor at Frome Medical Practice, grew his ‘mo’ as part of a worldwide…

Health support group celebrates ‘truly impressive’ first year

Health Connections Mendip recently celebrated its first year in Frome, during which more than 50 local volunteers have started helping to improve the health of their community. The Frome operation…

Dementia advice from Alzheimer’s Society

ALZHEIMER’S Society in Somerset will be hosting an information stand at Frome Library this Saturday as part of Dementia Awareness Week. The charity will be ending its week-long tour of the…

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