Health Information & Links

Below are links to various websites for help and information on medical conditions.

If you know of any organisations which you think ought to be included and are not, please let us know.

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General Advice

NHS Website
A range of advice to help you to self-mange conditions and know when to seek advice

NHS 111
Information on the out-of-hours service

Patient.co.uk
A website with information on many medical conditions written by UK GPs and specialists for UK patients

Advice for parents during coronavirus

 

Are you worried about your memory?

Not sure what to do next?

Come and speak to your local Community Navigator.

Practical information and support is available at

Woolpit Health Centre 1-4pm every Wednesday.

Contact Carolyne Threadgold on 07976 709208

08081 6688000 / www.dementia-together.com

 

 

 

My Care Record

My Care Record enables health and care professionals directly involved in your care
to access information about you.

Providing you with:
• Better co-ordinated and seamless care
• Quicker diagnosis and treatment
• Less paperwork and less repetition
• Fewer unnecessary clinical tests
• More accurate prescriptions
• More time to spend on clinical care
• Better health and care planning

Your GP, hospital, community health, mental health and social care teams may all hold
important information about your care. We know that when information is made available between services in a more joined-up way, we can better meet your health and wellbeing needs.

We now have a common agreement that health and care organisations within our region will follow. We are calling this My Care Record. Where it is in place, professionals can access relevant information from other organisations that will help to deliver better care to you. For example, a doctor treating you in hospital or a nurse working in the community could view the information they need from your GP record.

Access to your records is made possible by several different types of secure technology. Information about you will only be accessed by health or care professionals who are directly involved in your care. Health and care professionals may access your records from different services to improve the care you receive as a whole.
In some areas, information from care records may also be used to help to plan and design how we deliver better services for you and the local population as a whole. In these cases, your name or any other recognisable information about you are not used so no-one working with the information would be able to identify you.

My Care Record is a key part of wider work to provide more joined-up care, connecting
people, services and systems. As more care providers develop the technologies to view records across services, the benefits will increase.

More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and a list of the
organisations that are taking part can be found at mycarerecord.org.uk.

 

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Local Health Organisations

West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group
The GP-led organisation commissioning NHS services locally

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Our local Hospital in Bury St Edmunds

Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust
For information regarding Addenbrookes Hospital

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust 

For information on Ipswich and Colchester Hospitals

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Lifestyle Advice

Talk To Frank
Advice and support for patients and family affected by drugs, alcohol and other substance mis-use

Am I Clear
Advice for those concerned regarding chlamydia

NHS Smoke Free
Advice and support on quitting smoking

One Life Suffolk
Advice and support for Suffolk patients on weight loss and leading a healthy lifestyle

Home Start in Suffolk

Many families are finding it diffucult at the moment, but home-start are still supporting Suffolk families.

National Diabetes Prevention Program

If you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme will help you take control of your health, supporting you to make changes to your diet

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 Mental Health

Suffolk Wellbeing Service
A self- referral service for patients wishing to obtain help and treatment for anxiety and depression

Suffolk Mind
The local branch of the national charity offering support and treatment for mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression

Suffolk CRUSE
For support for those struggling with a bereavement

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Carers

Suffolk Family Carers
Caring for someone with any long term condition can be difficult. This charity offer help to those caring for family members

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Physiotherapy

AHP Physio
For self-referral to the organisation providing NHS physio for musculo-skeletal conditions

Asthma

Woolpit Health Centre Asthma Resources Page

Steroid Emergency Card

Steroid emergency card

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Others

Age UK

Alzheimers UK

Diabetes UK

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Driving

DVLA Medical Guidance
DVLA guidance on holding a driving license with certain medical conditions

Safeguarding Links and Resources

Click here for resources and website links

Digital Health and Care – What is your experience?

NHS and social care services have been working very differently to make sure that people can access care throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Many of the ways people receive treatment or advice, have changed and may have been replaced by digital or remote services (e.g. online appointment systems, virtual consultations with a doctor or remote triage etc).This has happened quickly, and there has been little time to check whether these new digital services are working for everyone who needs to use them.

So, we’re working together with Healthwatch Essex and the Suffolk and North East Essex NHS and social care ‘system’ to understand how the sudden increase in use of digital services has impacted on your access to care and support.

Please click here to visit their website for further information.

How you can help

It’s easy. Click here to take part in our anonymous short survey. There is a survey for patients and the public, and another for people who work within NHS or social care services.