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Learn about how to access online services such as appointment booking and prescriptions

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Shingles

If your date of birth is between 2/9/1935 - 31/8/1937 and 2/9/1942 - 1/9/1945 then please call the surgery to book in for shingles vaccination

Extra Appointments

NHS England has released a small amount of money to support the winter pressures in general practice locally. This will provide on, on average, about 24 extra appointments on Mondays until the end of February (About a 3% increase during this period). These have to be book on the day appointments and will be released by reception in line with the other book on the day appointments.

Useful Links

Where do I go for clinical or disease information?cold

Best Treatments
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.

Patient UK
Designed by GPs and EMIS and is a useful source of Patient Information Leaflets amongst other things.

Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and Patients regarding disease and illnesses.

QRisk
QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service

Mood Gym

An Australian University seeking to help those with depression and anxiety by making Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) available for free.


Information on Healthier Living

BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.

lime Male Health
Fast, free independent information from the Men's Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.


NHS Sites

NHS Constitution
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England

NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’


Charity Websites

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK

Cancer Backup

ribbonsEurope's leading cancer information charity

Diabetes UK
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes

Asthma UK

Find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia

Mind / SANE / rethink / DepressionAlliance

Excellent resources to help patients and carers suffering with depression

No Panic

Help for those suffering from anxiety problems

beat

Help with beating eating disorders and supporting those with one

Parentline

Recognising that children don't come with an instruction manual

Worcestershire Association of Carers

Local information, advice and support for carers

CARERS uk

For anyone who needs support or information as a carer

SAMARITANS

Help for moments of crisis

 


Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information

  1. Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
  2. Double check the information by looking for other sources.
  3. Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
  4. Look at the advertising - does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
  5. All articles should quote references that you can look up.
  6. Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
  7. Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
  8. Check the sites confidentiality policy.
  9. Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
  10. Beware of sites that criticise others.


 



 
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