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We will be running a flu clinic on Saturday 28 October with pre-bookable appointments from 11.30am-12.30pm and walk-in appointments 12.30-1.30pm.  These appointments will be for flu jabs only.

PLEASE COME TO THE EMERGENCY CLINICS MONDAY, TUESDAY OR FRIDAY between 10:30 and 11:30am to be seen by a GP.

SUMMARY CARE RECORDS HAVE ARRIVED. Please follow this link for more information http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/scr

Monday Late-Evening and Friday Early-Morning surgery at Wellington Health Centre will cease at the end of March 2017. 

 

Useful Links

Know Your Choices A guide to self care and choosing which services to use and when to use them.

 

First Aid

St John Ambulance provides courses that are relevant to the workplace, general public and for young people or those who work with young people.

You can find your nearest St John Ambulance website or by calling 08700 10 49 50.

The British Red Cross first aid helpline 0844 871 8000 can also help you find a course in your area.

The London Ambulance Service also offer resuscitation training courses

 

Where do I go for clinical or disease information?cold

Best Treatments
Information is researched from the British Medical Journal and displayed in an easy to understand format.

Net Doctor
Attempts to break the language barrier between Doctors and patients regarding disease and illnesses.

QRisk
QRISK is a new calculator which works out your risk of getting heart disease. It has been developed by doctors and academics working in the UK National Health Service


Information on Healthier Living

BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.

lime Male Health
Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.


NHS Sites

NHS Constitution
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England

NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’


Charity Websites

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Cancer Backup

ribbonsEurope's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK

This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.


Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information

  1. Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
  2. Double check the information by looking for other sources.
  3. Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
  4. Look at the advertising - does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
  5. All articles should quote references that you can look up.
  6. Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
  7. Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
  8. Check the sites confidentiality policy.
  9. Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
  10. Beware of sites that criticise others.


 
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