We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.
Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.
You can find out more information by visiting the Family Health and Long Term Conditions sections of our website.
Try looking at the following websites:
|Patient UK||Provides information on health, lifestyle, disease and other medical related topics. The website's aim is to provide members of the public with up-to-date information on health related topics in the form of comprehensive leaflets (which can be read online or printed), blogs, wellbeing advice and videos.||https://patient.info/health|
|Self Care Forum||The Self Care Forum aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life. Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.||http://www.selfcareforum.org/resources/patient-portal/|
|NHS Choices||NHS Choices has been certified as a producer of reliable health and social care information by The Information Standard. ... It has been established by the Department of Health to help patients and the public make informed choices about their lifestyle, their condition and their options for treatment and care. ||https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx|
HANDiApp has been developed to provide support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses (Abdominal pain, Chestiness, Diarrhoea & Vomiting, High temperature, Problems during new born period).
Parent/career guidance includes illness specific home assessment guidelines, signposting to the appropiate healthcare setting, and illness information. Each of the 6 common childhood illnesses has a home care plan to help parents/carers provide the best support for their child.
To download the HandiApp for free, please use the following links from your mobile device:
For those with an Android phone, please either click https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myoxygen.handi.taunton or search for Handi Taunton on the Google Play Store.
For those with an iphone, please either click https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/handi-taunton/id969445171?mt=8 or search for Handi Taunton on the Apple App Store
|Lab Tests Online|
This is a free online resource designed to provide patients & carers with easy to understand information about clinical laboratory tests (e.g. blood tests)
|Family Planning Association (FPA)|| The FPA website contains advice about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases ||Contraception||https://www.fpa.org.uk/help-and-advice/contraception-help|
|Sexually transmitted diseases||https://www.fpa.org.uk/help-and-advice/sexually-transmitted-infections-stis-help|
|Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (exercise advice for pain)||The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 57,000 chartered physiotherapists||Exercise Advice for People of All Ages||http://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/exercise-advice-all-ages-fitness|
|Exercise Advice Leaflets||http://www.csp.org.uk/publications/exercise-advice-leaflets|
Common ailments that can often be self-managed without the need for an appointment:
Printable leaflets about subjects you may have consulted us about:
Back Pain (DCHS)
Back Pain (Arthritis Research)
| Big Nutrition for Small Appetites|
| Knee Pain (Anterior)|
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC)
| Osteoarthritis of the Knee|
Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women