Haughton Thornley Medical Centres have produced our very own guide for patients to help improve your ability to self care better and use the information and resources available locally even better to help yourselves. Why don't you take a look at what is on offer and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.
Click on one of the boxes below to learn more about that particular aspect of self care.
Self Care covers every aspect of living a healthy life, from brushing our teeth to looking after ourselves when recovering from illness. People with long term conditions are already doing this well but some are still unaware of the choice of support and information available to help manage their condition. Click on one of the boxes above which give you more details about what else you can do and how the practice is supporting you to look after yourself better.
For instance, everyone with a long term condition can have a personalised care plan, access to courses and support groups as well as knowing about the right equipment to help live healthy and stay independent. Click here
for further information or speak to your GP or nurse.
Here is a video made by the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation. It is a very hard hitting video showing how the choices we make early on in life and in middle age have a big impact on how we spend the last 10 years too. Well worth watching and reflecting on how important self care really is.
Here is a great short video made by the Canadians on Making the Connections: Our City, Our Society, Our Health explaining the difference between an unhealthy and a healthy society and the role of knowledge in helping to make the world a better place for all.
Watch the video below - about Insulin Dependent Diabetes but it has some really good points on what this may mean for you and how you can feel more in control
Who supplies the information for this website? There are many sources of information now available to us all on the internet, what we have endeavoured to do with this site is to bring together reliable sources of information from NHS Choices (National Health Service), BBC Health as well as links to patient and carer organisations, charities and others that we feel can be trusted. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use and ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR OR OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL IF YOU REQUIRE MEDICAL HELP
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