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.


See all services in this category or see below for more services:

 

Information and Guidance

NHS – The go to site for health information including A-Z of Symptoms, condit ons, medicines and treatments, finding a dentist, hospital or GP, and various articles and guides or how to contact 111.

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

HealthySurrey - Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for older people, and those with long-term conditions. Find out how you can keep yourself and your family well this winter including preventing winter bugs, keeping safe and keeping warm this winter. The site also includes other useful health information.
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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