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Useful links

Please note - we are not responsible for the content of external links. 

The NHS website is an excellent place to start for information on most health conditions and medications.   You can also try Patient.info, which allows you to search A-Z or by symptom. 

Please see below for condition-specific links:

Minor illness

The minor illness section of this website has information about recommended self-care products, coughs, colds and flu.

Please click here for information about the treatment of fever in children.

This leaflet has information about the treatment of heartburn and indigestion.

Musculoskeletal problems

These leaflets are written by the local physiotherapy department for many common joint and muscle problems.

 You can watch videos about exercises to treat and prevent back pain and neck pain.

Arthritis Research UK has excellent advice and information about living with all forms of arthritis, as well as exercise leaflets.

The Cambridge Foot and Ankle Clinic website has links to information leaflets about foot, ankle and heel pain.

Shoulder Doc has great information about common shoulder and elbow disorders and procedures.

Mental health problems

You can self-refer to the local  adult psychological wellbeing service for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Mind has a comprehensive A-Z of information leaflets on mental health problems.

Moodjuice is a free-to-use self-help tool for anxiety, developed by the NHS in Scotland.

Moodgym is also free-to-use, and provides cognitive behavioural therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.

The Headspace app provides an introduction to self-help techniques for anxiety based on the principles of meditation and mindfulness.

OCD UK supports adults and children affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder.

For young people with mental health issues, Kooth provides free and safe online support. Young Minds provides information, and has a telephone helpline for parents.  Centre 33 offers free and confidential counselling for people age 13-25 in Cambridgeshire.

Beat provides support for anyone struggling with an eating disorder.

Women's health

For general information about contraception choices, please see the Family Planning Association

There is a fantastic section of the NHS website about all aspects of pregnancy, or see The Rosie website for more local information.

For information about local sexual health services, please click here

For information about the menopause, HRT and other treatments, please see Menopause Matters, or patient.info

Men's health

Click here for information about PSA screening for prostate cancer.

For information about local sexual health services, please click here

There is information on this page on the NHS website about screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) for men of 65 or over.

Skin conditions

The British Association of Dermatologists website has a series of information leaflets arranged A-Z about a variety of skin conditions

The National Eczema Society has lots of information about treating and living with eczema, for both adults and children.

For older people

The Alzheimer's society has a local branch in Ely, as well as a national helpline for people living with (or caring for someone with) dementia

Cambridgeshire County Council provides information about social care, including residential and nursing care.

Pos+Ability are a local organisation who provide a weekly 2 hour session of structured exercises for people with neurological conditions or those who have had a stroke.

Keeping healthy

The NHS website and British Heart Foundation have excellent dietary advice for people who are trying to lower their cholesterol. 

Diabetes UK have provided great dietary advice for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes, or who are at risk of developing diabetes. 

If you would like help with your alcohol intake, please contact Inclusion Ely - they provide local help and support. Al-anon provide support for people affected by someone else's drinking.

Please see the NHS website for information and support with stopping smoking.  We run regular smoking clinics at the practice - please contact reception to make an appointment.



 
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