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Useful links

NHS WEBSITE

For general health information, care of minor, or self limiting conditions (ie problems that will resolve themselves with time and advice/treatment from your local chemist), background on your conditions or your medication, you can go to the NHS website and search for your problem. www.nhs.uk

There are sections on

  • Health A-Z
  • NHS Charges
  • Healthy Living
  • Carers - support and health
  • Symptom Checker
  • Health News Headlines

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BBC HEALTH NEWS

Current health news, articles and features www.bbc.co.uk/news/health

ALTERNATIVE & COMPLIMENTARY THERAPIES

If you're seeking an alternative to medical therapy or treatment, click on the following link that takes you through to a directory of alternative and complimentary therapists. Please note that the site is an independent directory and not associated with King Cross Practice or the NHS. www.therapy-directory.org.uk

ALZHEIMERS, DEMENTIA & MEMORY LOSS

For information on local services to support patients with Alzheimers or dementia go to www.alzheimers.org.uk and select Local Information.

You can also join Dementia Research, a recent initiative aimed at getting more people, with and without memory problems, involved in dementia research. To find out more about dementia research, go to www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

For help and support during this difficult time, access www.chibs.org.uk/  or www.griefconversations.moonfruit.com/

CANCER TREATMENT

A website designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to access cancer services is now available at www.mycancertreatment.nhs.uk

DIABETES

Advice for patients with diabetes can be found at www.diabetes.org.uk

Diabetic Eye Screening from 1 April 2017: www.WRCdesp.info

Ramadan: For advice about managing your diabetes during Ramadan visit https://www.diabetes.org.uk/ramadan

HAYFEVER ADVICE

To know more about hayfever visit  www.nhs.uk/livewell/hayfever 

HEALTHY MINDS

Healthy Minds Support Groups are for anyone who experiences mental distress either call 01422 345154 or visit www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

KOOTH.COM - ONLINE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (11-25)

A new service is now available to all young people aged 11-25 that provides online counselling and support. It's anonymous so there's no need to tell them who you are. Contact www.kooth.com direct - no need for a referral from the GP.

VOLUNTARY ACTION CALDERDALE (VAC) ORGANISATION DIRECTORY 

VAC have developed a directory for local organisations to promote the work they do in Calderdale. This directory is open to the members of the public and offers up to date information regarding services local organisations offer. To search visit www.cvac.org.uk/directory

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