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36 NAVY NEWS, MARCH 2009
News and information for serving personnel
Drome is
where the
heart is
FASLANE Sportsdrome gave
workers on the Scottish base
the chance to start and stay
healthy in 2009 when they held
their first Freshers’ Fair and
healthy lifestyle day.
Service personnel, civilian
workers and contractors from
all around the site flocked
to the gymnasium to receive
information and demonstrations
on how to stay active and
healthy in the year ahead.
HMS Neptune Triathlon
Club, the Adventurous Training
Store, Field Gun crew, Neptune
Archery Club, the Sailing
Centre, Sub-aqua club, Ski and
Put that
Snowboard Centre and Loch
Lomond Amateur Rowing Club
were all represented on the
day.
light out
Also setting up stalls were
the Royal Navy Cycling Team
and staff from the Navy sick
THE ninth military No Smoking
quarters and base dental
Day takes place on Wednesday
department.
March 11 – part of the wider UK
The event was a particular
campaign to kick the habit.
success for the archery club,
One in five matelots or marines
with visitors being given the
light up (yep, we were surprised
opportunity to try their skill with
by that figure too...); the figure is
a bow.
one in six in the RAF, but three
Club member, Karen Gold,
out of every ten squaddies enjoy
said: “We’ve had 20 people
a tab. (In civvy street, a quarter of
sign up to join during the day.
the populace are smokers.)
We train in the base’s gym
Smoking remains the UK’s
every Wednesday and also
number-one cause of avoidable
have an outdoor target field at
premature death.
Aitrew Glen.
By quitting, a 20-a-day smoker
“It gives us the chance to get
should save more than £2,000
out the gym when the weather
every year – as well as improving
is good and shoot in the fresh
their general health.
air.”● Molar explorers... The Service Personnel Command Paper should make it easier for families of RN and RM personnel to gain access to an
The Navy is providing free
NHS dentist Picture: LA(Phot) Steve Johncock, RNAS Yeovilton Another activity which was
patches, gum and other cessation
popular on the day was rowing.
services to sailors and marines
Cdr Martin Claxton was on
who want to stop.
Great idea, gash name
hand to show people the
There will also be various
hi-tech indoor rowing machines
events at establishments, bases
and invite them to sign up for
and at sea. Further information
some taster sessions at Loch
is also available at military.
Lomond rowing club.
nosmokingday.org.uk/index.
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said Cdr Claxton.s
focusing on the Service Personnel Command
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Richardson, NFF chairwoman. departments across the UK have
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families and veterans. It specifi cally required to move within UK and
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seeks to counter the diffi culties are on a NHS waiting list, you will
Leadership Academy (West/East).
treatment. Sim
ply contact a practice of
fering NHS
The base’s dental
that result from mobility and not move to the bottom of the new
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dentistry and ask if you can ha
ve an appointment.
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separation, and identifi es those list?
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and mouth health
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include dentures, cro
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country. ■ Did you know that there
– but not necessaril
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nutritious eating.n
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problem?
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response,” said nurse Maureen
of Transsexual Personnel in the
of the Paper doesn’t lend itself to
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Armed Forces.
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seeking out more information.
which practices are taking on new NHS patients and ho
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“After the indulgences of
See your Divisional Officer.
things that the Command
It doesn’t resonate with the
to contact your PCT if you are ha
ving diffi culty
fi nding
Christmas and New YC ear
Paper has achieved. For a better
Service population in the same
one. You’ll also
fi nd a dental inq
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everyone feels they could do e
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understanding of what it all
way as perhaps ‘Help for Heroes’
and details of ho
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means log on to: www.mod.uk/
or ‘The Poppy Appeal’ do, but it is
and dozens of people have
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goes digital
nonetheless very important.
stopped for advice.”
WhatWeDo/Personnel/Welfare/
access to a PC then call NHS Direct on 0845 4647
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I also don’t believe our Serving
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personnel and their families know
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FairF , said: “The day has been a
Royal Navy’s annual round-up –
One of the topics we have been
and how it could affect them. And,
own PCT area. Y
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huge success. I have spoken to h
will soon be available to view and
focusing on is access to NHS
that really worries me.
you would like to be seen, or if you ha
ve a preference
many people today who have m
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feedback on what is working and
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years and yet never knew the y
uk websites.
be a problem, but if you are
what is not and my concern is that
for treatment on his/her list. It will depend on the local
facilities available to them. f
If you wish to obtain a hard
experiencing diffi culty in securing
we may not be giving an accurate
contract/agreement as to the catc
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picture of how things really are for
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to know about it.
you and your family.
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lifestyle.”
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agreement if a PDS practice). The entitlement does not
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for injury is part of the Command feedback to the Service Personnel
specify how local the service should be. Ho
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