Welcome to Townhill Medical Practice
We are a two partner practice that strives to provide high quality medical care to patients from Caterham, Chaldon and some neighbouring areas. We offer a personal approach to healthcare from purpose-built premises and all staff are committed to improving the service we provide to you. Our doctors, nurses and the supporting team will be pleased to welcome you as patients to our practice.
We are very proud to have served our local community for over three decades. As well as providing a wide range of general practice services for the local population, we have also been a training practice for many years, supporting the professional development of generations of future GPs.
We are one of the centres within East Surrey CCG for local GPs referring their patients for special cardiac investigations.
Wheelchair access for the disabled is provided throughout the building.
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New year, new you
Get 2017 off to the healthiest start possible with One You
Did you know that many of the illnesses, aches and pains that people experience as they get older can be prevented? 70% of what most people put down to ageing is actually linked to their lifestyle.
Falling into bad habits such as eating too much bad food, drinking more alcohol than is recommended or not getting enough exercise can make it harder to keep up with the kids in the park or it could mean that your favourite jeans are a little tighter. More seriously, they increase the risk of illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. That’s why One You is here to remind you that your health matters and it should be high on your list of priorities.
Luckily it’s never too late to make some simple changes that will have a positive impact on your health as you get older. Whether you need to drink a little less alcohol, quit smoking, get a bit more exercise, eat well, stress less or sleep better the best place to start is with the quick How Are You quiz.
It’s an easy way to check how your lifestyle could be having an impact on your health, and to get some simple suggestions for how you can start your journey to being healthier. You’ll get personalised recommendations based on your results as well as ideas and tools to help you take action where it’s most needed – like apps that can help you track your alcohol intake or start running.
To find out more about how you can make yourself as healthy as possible and to take the quiz, visit the Healthy Surrey website.
Young Carers Awareness Day ‘When I grow up’ – 26th January 2017
This year's theme is 'When I grow up' and it's all about helping young carers to achieve their dream jobs or career, and we want everyone to be a part of it.
Did you know that there are 14,000 children providing care in Surrey? And yet only 170 registered with their GP.
- Most young carers have not told their GP they are caring. Why?
- There Are 4,700 Young Carers In Surrey Caring For Someone With A mental Health Illness
- In A Class Of 30 Secondary School Pupils There Will Be At Least 2 Young Carers
- 1 in 8 young carers are under the age of 10
- 1 in 12 young carers are caring for more than 12 hours a week
- 13,000 care for more than 50 hours per week
Looking after someone can have a huge impact on their lives, emotionally, physically, socially and educationally.
- 82% Of Young Carers Provide Emotional Support To The Person They Care for
- 38% of young carers aged 14-25 have a mental health condition. What could you do to prevent this?
- 35% Surrey young carers have an eating disorder
- 10% of Surrey young carers self- harm
- 11% of young carers have injured themselves caring
- 60% of young carers say they find it difficult to socialise.
- 20% Of Young Carers Regularly Miss School, due to their caring role
If you are a young carer, ask for
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