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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Chronic Illness

DIABETES

diabetesIf you have diabetes, we would like to see you on a regular basis (about every 6 months) to ensure that your condition is stable and keep a track on your other risk factors. Our Nurse Practitioner runs a specific clinic.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

If you have COPD you will be invited to see our Nurse Practitioner (who also runs this clinic) on a regular basis.

ISCHAEMIC HEART DISEASE (This covers angina and heart attacks)

We run a programme to prevent recurrence and we have certain standards that we are aiming for with your treatment eg:

  • STOP SMOKING! This is by far the most important risk factor
  • Blood pressure should be less than 140/80
  • Cholesterol less than 5 mmol/l
  • Be on Asprin
  • Take regular exercise

Clearly some of these may be difficult to achieve; please feel free to discuss your care at your next appointment.

ASTHMA

inhaler2We aim to treat people with asthma to get them as free of symptoms as possible.

Warning signs of loss of control are

  1. Shortness of breath on exercise
  2. Cough often worse at night
  3. Using your blue inhaler more than 5 times a week.

If you wish to discuss your asthma management please make an appointment with your doctor or the practice nurse. (Please bring your inhalers).

Even if you are happy with how things are please book in at least every year or so, we can update your medication as things change with time.

MENTAL HEALTH

We have good links with the local mental health team.

Depression is a common problem and often goes unrecognised; if you feel that you are depressed please tell us.

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLETS

We have access to a wide variety of information leaflets and details of self help groups. Please ask if you would like to take information away with you.

 
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