Patient Links / Self Help

Feeling low, anxious or stressed and need help patient can now self refer to Insight healthcare a free NHS talking therapy service:

Call 03005555582 (local rate) or e-mail east.midlands@insighthealthcare.org or go on their website at https://www.insighthealthcare.org/

You can now self-refer for smoking cessation, weight management and alcohol brief advice -

‘Your Health Your Way’ is a free service available to support residents of Nottinghamshire (excluding Nottingham City) to get support to quit smoking, get more active, eat healthier, lose weight, drink less alcohol.

Call ‘Your Health Your Way’ for more information.

T: 0115 772 2515

Website: www.yourhealthnotts.co.uk

Email: yourhealth.notts@nhs.net

Action Asthma

Asthma education for patients. http://actionasthma.co.uk

BBC Health
Wide range of health subjects. http://bbc.co.uk/health

British Liver Trust
Liver disease information. http://britishlivertrust.org.uk

Patient.co.uk
A wide range of health information can be found at http://patient.co.uk

Carers Website

Are you a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you.  You are an unpaid carer if you support a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly, has poor mental health or misuses substances. You are a Young Carer if you are under 18 in this role. The support you offer may be emotional or include shopping, cooking, dealing with medication, or attend medical appointments with the person you care for.  The person you care for could live with you, in their own home, or even in residential care.

It is important that you let your medical practice know that you look after someone.  You can be added to the practice 'carer register' and gain to access to information and support, this includes access to a named Carer Champion.

A Carer Champion is a staff member at your practice who support carers. They are the key point of contact and the ‘voice’ for carers.

Caroline and Cheryl are the Practice's Carer Champion at Family Medical Centre

As a carer, you are also entitled to an annual flu vaccine and a health check.

You are also entitled to a Carers Assessment, you would need to contact the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub for this (details below).

Nottinghamshire Carers Association

Nottinghamshire Carers Association works with schools, health and social care professionals to raise awareness of Carers .

https://nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk/

We are supporting organisations to identify Carers and Young Carers and offer the best support possible. Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Association on info@nottinghamshirecarers.co.uk

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub

Carers Trust East Midlands provides timely, personalised information and support for Carers via the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub to make caring for a loved one easier.

Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on:

0115 824 8824 Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm You can speak to an experienced support worker who will provide a personalised service that meets your individual needs.

email: hub@carerstrustem.org

web: www.carerstrustem.org/hub

Nottinghamshire County Council support for Carers

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/adult-social-care/carers/support-for-carers

 

Other Helpful Websites
http://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/selfcarehub

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/notts/our-services

http://www.stopdiabetes.co.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/keepwarmkeepwell

http://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/benefits-and-finance/benefits-and-financial-advice

http://www.nhs.uk/Planners/Yourhealth/Pages/Careplan.aspx

Do you stammer?  self help group in Mansfield our first meeting is Monday 9th April 2018 7pm - 8.30pm at Mansfield Community Hospital seminar room 2 or contact 0115 876 0117

Physiotherapy Self-Referral
New service from 26th March 2018 any patient +16 can self-refer to physiotherapy using the attached form

National Heart Campaign
Public Health England are launching a National Heart Health Age campaign in September.  Please use the following link for a heart age calculator or contact the surgery to make an NHS health check.

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Please click here to view information on Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Action Asthma

Asthma education for patients. http://www.actionasthma.co.uk/

BBC Health

Wide range of health subjects. http://www.bbc.co.uk/health

Patient.co.uk

A wide range of health-related information can be found at www.patient.co.uk

Carers Website

www.caresuk.org

Healthwatch Website

www.healthwatchnottinghamshire.co.uk

Talking therapies

If you are experiencing stress, worry, depression, anxiety or insomnia there are services which can offer confidential support.  You can refer yourself to the NHS talking therapies by either contacting the surgery or ringing Insight Healthcare on 0300 5555582  also available are non-NHS helplines The Samaritans on Freephone 116 123 or Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 or Age UK on 0800 055 6112 or SANEline on 0300 304 7000 or CRUSE bereavement on 0844 477 9400

Chlamydia testing

Around 1 in 12 people test positive for Chlamydia - Be safe, visit www.freetest.me for your FREE & CONFIDENTIAL postal test kit or text TEST followed by your AGE and POSTCODE to 60777