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HALF DAY CLOSURE


Thursday 20th July 2017 


If you need URGENT medical attention call

The GP Out of Hours Service NHS 111


Pharmacy2U


It has come to our attention that many local residents have received a promotional letter from a company called Pharmacy2U. Please be aware that this is a marketing tactic from an on line pharmacy company based in Leeds and if you sign up (or 'nominate') them to be your pharmacy by returning the form with the letter, they will send your repeat medication via the Royal Mail. If you have received a letter from Pharmacy2U and are happy with your current nominated pharmacy and how you receive your medication, please ignore it.

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


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.

Quit Smoking

Thinking about the reasons to quit is a brilliant way to motivate yourself. Read about how you can make improvements to your life and health by quitting.  For More Information contact the team via:


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

Allergy UK

Allergy UK is the country's leading medical charity dealing with allergy

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Cancer Backup

ribbonsEurope's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK

This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.


Local Websites

SWELL   

This is a new Mental Wellbeing Website.  It has been developed to promote ideas and activities to help keep people both mentally and physically active.  It is also a database of organisations and agency details.

Helpful information about falls; prevention and rehabilitation.
 
The GPC West Midlands is a committe set up to promote and represent general practice in the West Midlands and provides support to LMC's and organises training and seminars.
 

The group consists of 19 GP practices working across Burton on Trent and Uttoxeter area.  Working together to commission quality healthcare services in order to improve patient outcomes and experiences in the most effective way. 

Patient Transport Service

Patient Transport Service covers Mid Staffordshire, Burton on Trent, Derbyshire and East Midlands Hospitals.  It also includes out of area hospital requests where no Patient Transport Service provision exists for our area due to distance.

Harvey Girls

Harvey Girls offer local support for young parents, mums and pregnant girls aged 14 to 21 years old.  Working with several partner agencies to provide the best range of support and guidance to young parents.

Cruse Bereavement Care

We cannot make the grief process go away, nor can we provide all the answers.  What we can do is help you to find the tools that you need to work through your grief and find hope again.

East Staffordshire Citizens Advice Bureau

We help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.


 

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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