Self-Care - Resources
Finding out about a problem and what you could do about it;
What is it?
What Local services can I access (Directories)?
Need some advice about what you can do to help yourself?
Want to know more about your medicines?
Your local pharmacist is an excellent source of advice on all aspects of prescribing. Data sheets on medicines are often alarming as they mention every possible side effect ! Pharmacists can help put this in context for you- especially if they know you and are familiar with your health related problems. The practice pharmacist may also be able assist you if your local pharmacist cannot.
For advice re safety of medicines in pregnancy
Long term diabetic or newly diagnosed diabetic and wanting more information about this very common problem?
General advice and information - www.diabetes.org.uk
Foot care - www.nhs.uk/Livewell/foothealth
Advice and help with all aspects of healthy lifestyles; Diet, exercise, mental health; self referrals taken.
Healthy minds- psychology and other support
Do you have a recent or a long term mental health problem?
Self referral for non complex psychological assessment and support can be made to; www.compasswellbeing.co.uk
Or do you have a more long term mental health problem resulting in isolation or social disruption?
The following support people with more long term mental health problems in their mental health and wellbeing.
For information or advice for yourself or a relative.
Musculoskeletal / Arthritis
Do you want some information about how to keep active and what exercises might help keep those joints stronger and in less pain?
Need to know where you can go with your young children for advice and support?
Questions about your children’s vaccinations?
Want to get a heads up on where you are travelling, whether you can expect problems and what you’ll need?
Need sexual health advice?
Debt counselling, welfare, housing, immigration
Are you in debt and worried about how you are going to get out of it?
Are you one of the hidden group of people that care for people in their family or neighbourhood? Would you find it useful to have free advice and opportunity for care yourself?
Are you an older person and would like to get involved in more activities or become more empowered about your health or your community?
www.linkageplus.co.uk/about-us (over 50)
…and see under healthy lifestyles above.
Do you or someone you know need help with dementia?
Do you need help and advice as someone with cancer or someone who knows a person with cancer?
Want to know the rules on medical certificates?
You only need a doctor’s certificate if you are off for more than 7 days. Up to that time, you can give your employer a self-certificate. Download from here.
NHS Choices Health Tools
Self care and Symptom Checker Tool
Pharmacist – find local pharmacy
NHS Healthy Start Vouchers
Oxfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Service
Family Planning + Sexual Health
Phlebotomy, ECG, 24hr tape
Travel Advice/Vaccinations/Immunisations BHC Service – fees and charges
Minor Surgery and
Wound care – post surgery, leg ulcer, lacerations
Hormone implants (Zoladex)
NHS Health Check
NHS Screening Program Role of BHC
Bowel Cancer Screening
Breast Cancer Screening
Prostate Cancer Screening
Non-NHS Services and fees
Link to BHC Fees and Charges Leaflet
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Drugs and Alcohol Misuse
Sick certifications or Social Services Claims Information on self certificates/sick certificates
Test results: information on when and how to obtain test results.
On-line services – including : change personal details; book or cancel appointment, request repeat prescription, obtain test results.
Statement of Intent
Self-Care BHC self-care advice including the medicine chest!
Self-Care Fact Sheets.
NHS Symptom Checker
NHS Live Well
NHS Choices Winter Health Advice
List local pharmacies with address/tel.no/website
Other useful links:
Citizens Advice Bureau
Adult Social Care including Safe Guarding Adults
Child Social Care including Safe Guarding Children