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Self-Help information

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

Cancer Concerns

East Lancashire Hospitals - Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service We can offer help and advice around issues such as:

~ signs and symptoms of cancer

~ emotional effects of cancer

~ financial issues

~ talking to children

~ living with and beyond cancer

~ caring for someone affected by cancer

~ support groups

To make an appointment tel 01254 732598 or email eastlancsmacmillan@elht.nhs.uk

 

If patients are struggling, we would definitely encourage a referral into the social prescribing team at CVS. That's what they're for. 

 

Telephone befriending

 

BPRCVS telephone befriending, plus access to social prescribing team 01282 433740 or 01282 345417

https://www.bprcvs.co.uk/index.php/services/social-prescribing-team

 

Lancashire volunteer partnership. Befriending service. (01772) 416417

www.lancsvp.org.uk

 

The Silver Line Helpline – 0800 4 70 80 90

www.thesilverline.org.uk

 

Online activities

 

The WEA are doing a lot of free activities and courses online. There's everything from craft classes, quizzes, yoga and wellbeing to history and creative writing classes. They all take place on zoom and so have that social aspect to it too. If any patients need help getting onto Zoom, BPRCVS can help with that.

https://www.wea.org.uk/ActivitiesLive

 

Lancashire wildlife trust are doing free ecotherapy sessions, open to anyone over 16. They are online, but can also be accessed by phone if people don't have internet. It helps people connect with nature and with other people, which is especially important at the moment. I did a taster session of this and it was fantastic.

https://www.lancswt.org.uk/our-work/projects/myplace

Telephone: 07738102274

Diabetes, Your Way

www.ydyw.co.uk 

Self help for people and their families with diabetes, includes group education and community services.

Stroke Information Guide

A guide to stroke related information for:

• stroke survivors

• stroke survivors' families and carers

• anyone with an interest in preventing a stroke

• anyone who supports someone affected by stroke including community organisations, health and care staff and volunteers

Click here to access the guide. 

Dementia Emergency App

Dignity in Dementia working with Cumbria Police have developed a new free app called ‘Dementia Emergency’ it provides simple guidance on how to respond to a range of dementia emergency scenarios and is useful for emergency service personnel, family carers and others. 

The development of this app has been funded by Skills for Care’s Workforce Development Innovation fund.  The app, which is called ‘Dementia Emergency’ is free to download from the Apple and Android app stores. For more info go to: http://dementiaemergency.com/

Antibiotic Awareness

Antibiotics are not recommended for most upper respiratory tract infections.

Click here for more information. Most symptoms are due to your body's response to fighting infection. To help you start feeling better, you can treat your symptoms. Ask your pharmacist for advice on symptom relief.

Are you currently a smoker and pregnant.

Why not click here for more information about the new Quit For Two smoking cessation advice for pregnant ladies.

or click here to be re-directed to the Quit For Two website.

Meningitis Research Foundation

The introduction of the first Meningitis B vaccination for babies is a huge step forward and should reduce cases of this most common cause of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia in the UK

For more information and symptom checker please click here

Drug, alcohol or substance misuse - Inspire can help and you can self-refer into their service by visiting their website - click here for further information.

Mental Health & Well being

Click Here for more information about mental health services and self help groups in your area, many will be operating remotely during the COVID19 pandemic so please check the website daily for any changes.

 

Common ailments that can be self-managed :

Back pain

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Cold sores

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Common Cold

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Conjunctivitis

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Constipation

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Cough

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Diarrhoea

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Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

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Haemorrhoids

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Hayfever

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Head lice

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Headache

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Heartburn & Indigestion

NHS Choices

Influenza

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Insect bites

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Migraine

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Nasal congestion

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Nappy rash

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Sore throat

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Sinusitis

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Sprains and strains

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Thrush

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Warts and Verrucas

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Please Click Here for more self-help leaflets.

 



 
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