Health matters

Taking care of yourself makes good sense, leading to improved health and a better quality of life. If you or someone you care for is coping with a health condition such as dementia or stroke, there is a range of useful information and services to help you.

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Information and Guidance

NHS Choices – The go to site for health information including A-Z of Symptoms, conditions, medicines and treatments, finding a dentist, hospital or GP, and various articles and guides.

NHS 111 - If you're worried about an urgent medical concern, call 111 and speak to a fully trained adviser. The NHS 111 service is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by a team of fully trained advisers.

Patient - clinical information, written and reviewed by an extensive network of doctors and healthcare professionals.

HealthySurrey - Most of us enjoy the summer months, especially when we have hot weather. Unfortunately, health threats also come with summer heat, insects that may spread disease proliferate in warmer weather, and sunburn and serious conditions such as heat stroke occur during hot summer days. You can avoid feeling uncomfortable or unwell by making sure you are prepared for summer. HealthySurrey has lots of information including staying well during the summer months, information on how to get active, health checks, stop smoking, mental wellbeing, dental health as well as workplace wellbeing.
Age UK - Various guides and factsheets on Health and Wellbeing.
Carersnet – A wealth of information on caring for someone else, along with looking after your own mental health.

MIND – A-Z of mental health, along with guides and support, information on drugs and treatment and more.
Patient Passport - The Patient Passport (PDF) is intended to help staff from health care services offer you the right help at the first point of contact. It helps the service provide the necessary care and treatment needed during the person's stay in hospital.

The passport has been designed so that healthcare professionals are made aware of a patient’s needs and requirements caused by a long term neurological condition so they can provide you with the best possible healthcare whenever you visit hospital.
When you have completed and printed out your passport, take it with you whenever you visit hospital. Make sure you show it to the doctors, nurses and any other healthcare professionals you come into contact with. If you are admitted to hospital, ask the nurses to keep your passport with your notes at the bottom of your bed.
The passport is not expected to hold all the available information about the person, however please complete it as fully as possible. It should however contain enough detail to enable staff within the health service to understand your everyday needs. The Patient Passport makes a connection with those who know you least (staff in hospitals). It also makes a connection with those people who know you best (carers/ parents /care co-coordinators /specialist nurses/ community nurses/therapists etc.)



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