Useful Websites

Self-Care - Resources

Finding out about a problem and what you could do about it;

What is it?
www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx
www.patient.info/health

www.selfcareforum.org

NHS Staywell

 

What Local services can I access (Directories)? 
https://my-coach.org.uk/

http://www.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/your-health/

 

Minor illness

Need some advice about what you can do to help yourself?

https://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx

 

www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/

Medicine

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
www.medicinesinpregnancy.org

Diabetes

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

Healthy lifestyles

Advice and help with all aspects of healthy lifestyles; Diet, exercise, mental health; self referrals taken.
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/healthy-lifestyles

 

https://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/support-advice/making-healthy-lifestyle-choices/

 

 

https://www.getoxfordshireactive.org/

 

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.

www.geoffashcroftcommunity.com
www.3s-acompany.com
www.mithn.org.uk
www.lookahead.org.uk

 www.hypnotherapy-directory.org.uk/

Drug or alcohol issues

For information or advice for yourself or a relative.
www.mind.org.uk/information-support

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?

www.arthritiscare.org.uk
www.arthritisresearchuk.org
www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information
www.arthritisresearchuk.org/arthritis-information
www.hasantahir.com/exercise.php

Children

Need to know where you can go with your young children for advice and support?

http://www.oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk/documents/patient-info/health-advice/child-health-leaflet.pdf

 

Immunisations

Questions about your children’s vaccinations?
www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations

Travel

Want to get a heads up on where you are travelling, whether you can expect problems and what you’ll need?
www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx

Sexual health

 Need sexual health advice?

http://www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/

 

Debt counselling, welfare, housing, immigration

Are you in debt and worried about how you are going to get out of it?
http://adviceoxford.org.uk/self-help/money-and-debt/

 

 

Carers

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?

www.rethink.org
www.carersuk.org
www.carers.org

http://www.carersoxfordshire.org.uk/cms/

 

 

Older People

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.sthildas.org.uk/projects/sonali-gardens-day-centre
www.linkageplus.co.uk/about-us (over 50)
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire/our-services/

 

https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/adult-social-care

 

 

…and see under healthy lifestyles above.

Dementia

Do you or someone you know need help with dementia?
www.alzheimers.org.uk

People with cancer

Do you need help and advice as someone with cancer or someone who knows a person with cancer?
www.macmillan.org.uk

Medical Certification

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.

www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave


NHS Choices Health Tools
http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Toolslibrary.aspx

Self care and Symptom Checker Tool
https://www.nhs.uk/SymptomCheckers/Pages/Symptoms.aspx

Pharmacist – find local pharmacy
https://www.nhs.uk/chemist

NHS Choices
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx#close

NHS Healthy Start Vouchers
www.healthystart.nhs.uk               
                        

Asthma
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/asthma/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Asthma.uk
www.asthma.org.uk

BP/Heart disease/Stroke
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Blood-pressure-(high)/Pages/Introduction.aspx

COPD                                           
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Diabetes                 
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/diabetes/pages/diabetes.aspx

Diabetes.uk
http://www.diabetes.org.uk

Oxfordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Service
http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/eye-hospital/odess.aspx

Family Planning + Sexual Health                         
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/contraception-guide/Pages/contraception.aspx
www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk
www.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/young-people
www.chlamydia.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk

Childhood Vaccinations
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vaccinations/Pages/vaccination-schedule-age-checklist.aspx

Flu Clinics                                                       
http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/winterhealth/pages/fluandthefluvaccine.aspx
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/363761/PHE_8584_Flu_October_2014_DL_13b_.pdf

Phlebotomy, ECG, 24hr tape

Travel Advice/Vaccinations/Immunisations                        BHC Service – fees and charges
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
www.nhs.uk/livewell/travelhealth
www.nathanac.org.travel

Minor Surgery and 
Wound care – post surgery, leg ulcer, lacerations
Cryotherapy
Hormone implants (Zoladex)
NHS Health Check

NHS Choices
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/What-is-an-NHS-Health-Check.aspx

NHS Screening Program               Role of BHC

AAA screening
http://www.aaa.screening.nhs.uk/public

Bowel Cancer Screening
http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/bowel/
http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/services/departments/gastrointestinal/bowel-cancer-screening.aspx

Breast Cancer Screening
http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/breastscreen/index.html
http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/services/departments/radiology/churchill-radiology/breast-screening/default.aspx

Cervical Screening
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening-test/pages/introduction.aspx
http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/index.html

 Prostate Cancer Screening
http://www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/prostate/

Non-NHS Services and fees

Link to BHC Fees and Charges Leaflet

Smoking Cessation Clinic
http://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Drugs and Alcohol Misuse
http://www.oasispartnership.org/
http://www.smartcjs.org.uk/
http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/alcohol/Pages/Alcoholhome.aspx
http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/

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
http://www.england.nhs.uk/

First Aid
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Accidents-and-first-aid/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Self-Care                             BHC self-care advice including the medicine chest!

Self-Care Fact Sheets.
http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/

NHS Symptom Checker
https://www.nhs.uk/SymptomCheckers/pages/symptoms.aspx

Patient.co.uk
http://www.patient.co.uk/

NHS Live Well
http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/Pages/Livewellhub.aspx

NHS Choices Winter Health Advice
http://www.nhs.uk/asap

Pharmacy

List local pharmacies with address/tel.no/website
https://www.nhs.uk/chemist

Other useful links:

Bereavement
http://www.oxfordcruse.co.uk/

Cancer support
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx

Carers
http://www.carersuk.org/

Citizens Advice Bureau
http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Housing
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/housing-options-and-care-home

Gambling
http://gamblersanonymous.org.uk/

Mental Health
https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
http://www.talkingspaceoxfordshire.org/
http://www.oxfordshire-mind.org.uk/
http://www.samaritans.org/

Relationships
http://www.relate.org.uk/

Adult Social Care including Safe Guarding Adults
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/adult-social-care

Child Social Care including Safe Guarding Children
https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/child-social-care