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

Healthy Surrey website has a range of tips and advice on staying healthy throughout the year.

Most of us enjoy the summer months, especially when we have hot weather.  Shops are stocked with everything for summer fun: swimming trunks, goggles and fins, barbecue supplies, and bug repellents. Most of us look forward to summer and spending time outside with family and friends. Unfortunately, health threats also come with summer heat. Insects that may spread disease proliferate in warmer weather. 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. Visit the links below for advice and tips on how to keep safe this summer.


Tell me about taking care of your health at home

If you have a health condition or disability there is equipment and services to enable you to take care of yourself at home. Some may be provided by Surrey County Council Adult Social Care services after assessment or through the NHS. Many smaller items of equipment…

 

Tell me about health and wellbeing at work

Achieving a good work-life balance is vital to getting the best out of life. It is rewarding to be able to do your job to your own satisfaction, while having time to spend time with family and friends. This can be especially important if you…

 

Age UK - factsheets

Find an Age UK factsheet

 

Carersnet - mental health

Information for carers on looking after your own mental health



NHS Choices - healthy living

General health and lifestyle advice



NHS Direct - health advice

24 hour health advice (available by calling 111

 

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.

This 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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