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Asthma

Asthma is a common condition that causes coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and breathlessness. Most people with asthma who take the appropriate treatment can live normal lives, but left ... [continue] Asthma

Cancer

One in three people will be affected by cancer at some stage in their life. There are many different types of cancer and this page doesn’t cover them all, but the ... [continue] Cancer

Carers Direct

Are You a Carer? There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find ... [continue] Carers Direct

Children’s Health

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues. Childrens Health There is a good guide on ... [continue] Children’s Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. The main symptom of COPD is an ... [continue] Chronic obstructive pulmonary

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a preventable disease that was responsible for the deaths of 88,000 people in the UK in 2008 (British Heart Foundation CHD Statistics 2010). In all, ... [continue] Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. There are two types of diabetes – type ... [continue] Diabetes

Living Healthy

Smoking, advice and helping you quit Smokefree The NHS have produced “Smokefree”, a dedicated service to inform everyone of the dangers of smoking, the benefits to giving up and how ... [continue] Living Healthy

Men’s Health

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues. Decision aids NHS Direct Patient Decision Aids (PDAs) ... [continue] Men’s Health

Mental Health

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects ... [continue] Mental Health

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 8.5 million people in the UK. It develops gradually over time, causing joints to become stiff and painful. It can affect ... [continue] Osteoarthritis

Pain

Living with Pain The NHS website contains lots of useful information, tips and advice on living with chronic pain. Help from your GP and use of NHS services dedicated to ... [continue] Pain

Pregnancy Care Planner

The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your ... [continue] Pregnancy Care Planner

Sexual Health

Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). For instance there are ... [continue] Sexual Health

Stroke

A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Like all organs, the brain needs the oxygen and ... [continue] Stroke

Useful Links

Where do I go for clinical or disease information? Best Treatments Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format. Patient UK Designed ... [continue] Useful Links

Vaccinations

Routine childhood immunisations When to immunise Diseases protected against Vaccine given Site** Two months old Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) DTaP/IPV/Hib (Pediacel) Thigh Pneumococcal disease ... [continue] Vaccinations

Women’s Health

NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues. Decision aids NHS Direct Patient Decision Aids (PDAs) ... [continue] Women’s Health