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Our New Surgery extension and improvements will be underway in June 2017.

If your birth date is between 1.9.1998 and 31.8.1999 you will be able to receive the Meningitis ACWY vaccination.  Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

Useful Medical Information

General Information Websites

NHS Choices

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx

Patient.co.uk

http://www.patient.co.uk/topics.asp

Healthunlocked: Charities and online communities sharing health info.

http://www.healthunlocked.com/

 

Surgery Used Leaflets

Emergency Contraception Leaflet.pdf

Lifestyle Advice.pdf

Atopic_Eczema.pdf

Osteoarthritis_of_the_knee.pdf

 

Health information & leaflets:

 

Health A-Z conditions and treatments from NHS Choices:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx

Leaflets used by Cwmbran Village Surgery about medical conditions 

http://www.patient.co.uk/topics.asp

By patients for patients:   

Videos of patients explaining what it is like to have different medical conditions:

http://www.healthtalkonline.org/  

Patient Voices. Stories by patients and carers

http://www.patientvoices.org.uk/index.htm

Expert Patients Programme:

http://www.expertpatients.nhs.uk/   

DWP Examinations

http://www.dwpexamination.org/

 

Understanding which treatments work:

Shared Decision Making: Patient Decision aids to help you choose right treatment  

http://sdm.rightcare.nhs.uk/

Health News: Behind the Headlines guide to the science that makes the news:

http://www.nhs.uk/news/Pages/NewsIndex.aspx  

Smart Health Choices: How to assess the evidence behind healthcare claims. Free book from Sense about Science

http://www.sensiblehealthadvice.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Smart-Health-Choices.pdf

Testing treatments: Better research for better healthcare. Free book from The James Lind Library

http://www.jameslindlibrary.org/pdf/testing-treatments.pdf

The Patient Paradox: Why Sexed-up medicine is bad for your health: Excellent book by GP, Margaret McCartney

http://www.pinterandmartin.com/the-patient-paradox

Screening: What are the issues you need to think about?

http://www.privatehealthscreen.org/

Sources List -NHS Evidence: Links to websites

https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/nhs-evidence-content/sources-list

 

A-Z of Websites not included above  

Addiction information:

http://www.addictioneducation.co.uk/

http://www.lifeline.org.uk/

http://www.talktofrank.com/

http://codeinefree.info/

http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/AA-Meetings/Find-a-Meeting

http://www.kaleidoscopeproject.org.uk

http://www.drugaidcymru.com

Ageing and elderly care: Caring for your elderly family members:

http://www.myageingparent.com

http://www.ageuk.org,uk

 

Alzheimers and other types of dementia

http://alzheimers.org.uk/  

 

Angina: A patient-centred website:

http://www.angina.org/

 

Arthritis:

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/

http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/Home

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/news/press-releases/2012/october/launch-of-new-self-help-guide-for-people-with-long-term-musculoskeletal-pain.aspx

 

Asthma:

http://www.asthma.org.uk/index.html

 

Back pain, sports injuries, arthritis and more:

http://www.sheffieldpersistentpain.com/  Excellent patient and professional website from Sheffield

http://www.backcare.org.uk/   (UK charity)

http://saveyourself.ca/ (Canadian website for back pain and other joint problems and sports injuries)

 

Chronic pain. Help for pain that won't go away

http://www.paintoolkit.org/

http://www.arthritisresearchuk.org/news/press-releases/2012/october/launch-of-new-self-help-guide-for-people-with-long-term-musculoskeletal-pain.aspx

 

Cancer: Patient information from Cancer Research UK

http://cancerhelp.cancerresearchuk.org/   

www.tenovus.org.uk/

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

 

Diabetes:

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/

 

Drug Addiction

http://www.kaleidoscopeproject.org.uk

http://www.drugaidcymru.com

 

Dying Matters: help with talking about death and dying for patients, families and professionals .

http://www.dyingmatters.org/

http://stdavidshospicecare.org

 

Eye problems: Patient information leaflets :

http://www.oxfordradcliffe.nhs.uk/forpatients/patientinfoleaflets/eyeleaflets.aspx

 

Family Planning Association: Sexual health and contraception advice for patients and professionals

http://www.fpa.org.uk/home

http://www.fpa.org.uk/sites/default/files/long-acting-reversible-contraception-your-guide.pdf

 

Gamblers Anonymous

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

 

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

http://www.hyperhidrosisuk.org/

 

Learning difficulties. A-Z of issues:

http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/files/azhealth.pdf

 

Medication- information about side effects and much more

https://www.rxisk.org/default.aspx  

 

Migraine Trust - helping migraine sufferers take control

http://www.migrainetrust.org/

 

Osteoporosis

http://www.nos.org.uk/page.aspx?pid=1024

http://www.rheum.med.ed.ac.uk/calcium-calculator.php 

Overeaters anonymous:

www.oagb.org.uk

 

Palliative care - St David’s Foundation

http://stdavidshospicecare.org

 

Pregnancy: Excellent website from NHS Choices

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx

http://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk/

 

Screening: Making sense of medical screening from Sense about Science

http://www.senseaboutscience.org/data/files/resources/7/Making-Sense-of-Screening.pdf

 

Unexplained symptoms. A website helping you understand weakness/ numbness/ blackouts and other symptoms you & your GP may have trouble explaining

http://www.neurosymptoms.org/

 

Mental health:

www.torfaenmind.co.uk/

Seen in last 3 years you are able to self-refer direct.

 

Alcoholics Anonymous

http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/AA-Meetings/Find-a-Meeting

British Asssociation for Counselling and Psychotherapy. The largest professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy in the UK

http://www.bacp.co.uk/

Gamblers Anonymous

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk

Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Living Life to the Full & The Mood Gym

http://www.llttf.com/index.php 

http://www.moodgym.anu.edu.au/welcome

International Obsessive-Compulsive-Disorder Foundation

http://www.ocfoundation.org/

One in Four. Want to know more about mental health? Real life stories from people who’ve been through it and lived to tell the tale.

http://www.oneinfourmag.org/

The Centre for Better Health: 

http://www.centreforbetterhealth.org.uk/

Sane. National mental health charity. Phone and email support.

http://www.sane.org.uk/home

 

Health related Blogs & other Websites:  

A Better NHS. Dr Tomlinson's blog, long pieces examining General Practice

Dr Margaret McCartney. A GP's view of health policy and an expert on screening

 

http://www.margaretmccartney.com/blog/

Dr No. Witty, erudite insights into political meddling with General Practice

http://www.badmed.net/

Keep Our NHS Public - campaigning to put NHS patients before private profits

http://www.keepournhspublic.com/index.php

Mental Health Cop, Mental health and the law

http://mentalhealthcop.wordpress.com/

The Jobbing Doctor. Brief, illuminating insights from a GP

http://thejobbingdoctor.blogspot.co.uk/



 
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