Sternhall Times: July




From our pharmacy team

As the days get longer and the sun shines brighter, it’s important to prioritize your health and wellbeing to make the most of the glorious weather. Please see the tips and advice to stay safe and healthy over the summer months. 

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, and avoiding the peak heat by staying indoors or seeking shade. 
  • Protect your skin with sunscreen of at least SPF 30, applied 15 minutes before going to outdoors and reapplying every two hours. 
  • For summer travels, pack a basic first aid kit and consider travel insurance. 
  • Manage allergies by monitoring pollen forecasts and using over the counter antihistamines or nasal sprays. Visit the Met Office website for more information on the pollen count
  • Stay active with outdoor activities and eat fresh, seasonal produce . If you’re on medication, ensure you have enough for your vacations and order refills in advance. 

Our team are here to assist you with any questions and queries you may have. Wishing you a joyful and healthy summer!


Awareness day

  • 1st Jully: International Reggae day. The day recognises the reggae culture and its influence on Jamaican music.
  • 5th July: Thank You day. A day to celebrate all the things that we are grateful for by saying ‘thank you’.
  • 1st to 17th July: Alcohol awareness week– the week raises awareness of the harm caused by alcohol and to learn more about the role the alcohol plays in our society. For more information, please visit the Alcohol Change website
  • 24th July: Samaritans day - they are raising awareness to let people know that they can talk to the team about how they are feeling 24/7. For more information on what the do, please visit the Samaritans website
  • 30th July: International day of friendship– the idea of the day to celebrate friendships between people, countries, communities and countries. 

Facts about July

  • July was named after Julius Caesar.
  • July has two birth flowers; Lily  (symbolises a pure heart) and Larkspur (represents the lightness of the heart).
  • The birthstone of July is Ruby.

Introducing Dr Stephen Fisher

As a native South Londoner, I am excited and privileged to be working in the community that is so close my heart. I enjoy gardening, fish keeping, playing badminton, and spending time with my partner and two kids.

Published: Jul 4, 2024