Sternhall Times: May




Southwark Admiral nurses

Admiral nurses are specialist nurses who provide life changing support for families affected by all types of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. They provide families with tailored clinical advice and support. Patients can be referred via the GP. If you have any queries or would like to know more, please get in touch with the surgery.


Bank holiday

Please be aware of the bank Holiday’s in May. This month they will fall on Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May. During this time, the surgery will be closed. If you need any medical assistance, please call 111 or if it is an emergency, please attend your local accident and emergency centre. Or call 999.


Diabetes prevention clinic

Our health and wellbeing coach Nicolette will being running a 5 week Diabetes Prevention Programme throughout May. If you are interested or would like more information, please get in touch with the surgery.


From our pharmacy team

As we are approaching hay fever season, it may be particularly challenging for those suffering with Asthma. In patients who have asthma, pollen can trigger asthma symptoms which can lead to the worsening of Asthma control. If you find that you are experiencing any worsening of your Asthma symptoms (increased wheezing, coughing or worsening of breathing), please book an appointment to have your current Asthma treatment regimen reviewed.



Awareness days

13th to 19th May: Mental health awareness week.

The theme this year is movement! Simply moving more and being outside can help with your mental health. Going for a short walk or putting on music and having a dance can help us all feel better. You can take part by wearing green and donating whatever you can as it will support vital research and help deliver different programmes in our communities.

Learn more here

1st to 31st May: National walking month

Walking is a good way to keep active and is great for your heart health. You can also raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

1st to 31st May: National 'share a story' month

It celebrates storytelling and how powerful it can be. Stories can bring people together in a variety of ways, both children and adults.

Learn more here


Facts about May

The name May is derived from Maia. She is a Greek Goddess, the Goddess of fertility, Spring and growth.

The birthstone for May is Emerald.

Published: May 1, 2024