Advice

This section contains advice on a number of specific conditions but you can click through to a recommended source of information on health matters below. 

advice

 

Breast screening

NHS routine breast screening ceases at age 70. They are conducting trials for those slightly younger than 50 and slightly older than 70 to assess the benefits. However, patients may ask to be screened after age 70. Call 01622 225766.

 

Children healthcare

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Dementia

Worried about someone in your family with memory loss? Ask your GP about getting them a memory test or call free DEMENTIA HELP LINE 0800 500 3014, or email helpline@alz-dem.org

 

Depression

Feeling depressed or suffering uncontrollable anxiety and need to talk to someone? Self-refer for therapy to our counselling service or call 0300 012 0012.

 

Diabetes: are you at risk?

Pre-diabetes is a serious condition with a high risk of progressing to diabetes and heart disease. The good news is that these risks are often preventable

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Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse doesn't have to be physical; words and behaviour hurt too. You can call the Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service for help and advice. 

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Drinking

Drinking  less reduces long-term risk of cancer, heart and liver disease and diabetes. Short term, drinking less can improve your skin, sleep patterns, mood and sex life

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Heart 

We spend a little too much time sitting down and not being physically active enough for our own good, but  we can do something about it right now!   

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Prostate

Calling all men - if you have symptoms of: urinary frequency; having to rush to the loo; difficulty starting to urinate; poor stream; - having to get up at night; blood in your urine or semen? Don’t accept this as ageing – if you’ve any problem with your plumbing PLEASE chat with your Doctor.



 

Smoking

Get help with quitting.

 

Stroke

Life After Stroke Leaflet


 

Sun protection 

SKIN CANCER - UK's 5th most common cancer. DON'T GET SUN BURNT! Protect yourself, reduce YOUR risk. Use SUN PROTECTION FACTOR (SPF) 30+. MOLES can develop at any age in a range of shapes/sizes/colours; If they change in character use the A-B-C-D rule to spot changes - see your Doctor if any apply.

A – Asymmetry: mole shouldn’t differ from one side to the other;  B – Border: edges shouldn’t be blurred or jagged;  C – Colour: look for changes in colour;  D – Diameter: if a mole gets bigger or is larger than 6mm across.



 

Uni soon?

Ask us whether you'll need any booster jabs. If you spend more weeks at your Uni' address than at home, YOU MUST REGISTER with a GP practice near your Uni. Ensure you've enough medication to cover the period away from Uni. If you become unwell you can be seen as a temporary patient at a practice near your home for up to 15 days.

 

Weight

You can get help to reach and maintain a healthy weight. 

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