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Cancer awareness

New Interactive website - My Cancer Treatment

In collaboration with NHS England and Macmillan Cancer Support, My Cancer Treatment shows where NHS services are available in England, for both common and rare cancers. The website is updated monthly and includes information on 2200 clinical services - such as waiting times, patient experience survey results and national benchmarking.

My Cancer Treatment Website


Dementia / Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Society: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Where you can access information about dementia; the signs and symptoms of dementia, advice on caring for someone with dementia and the support available.  You can find local information through the main home page.

The local address is:

Duchess House
2A Duke Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK40 3HR

Tel: 01234 327380
Email: bedfordshireandluton@alzheimers.org.uk


Depression/ Mental Health and low mood

Do you need urgent mental health help now?

If you've had thoughts of self-harming or are feeling suicidal, contact someone immediately such as your GP, a friend, a relative or someone you can trust. If you have already taken an overdose or cut yourself badly, dial 999.

NHS Choices - Depression and Low Mood - Please visit this website for helpful information provided by the NHS covering Depression/Mental health and low mood.

How to talk to your GP about your mental health

Talking to a doctor about your own mental health can be difficult - some people worry that they might be making a fuss, others are concerned they will not be listened to or taken seriously. Please make an appointment to see one of the Doctors at the surgery. The Doctors at Cater Street are always here to help, support and never judge, they will give you or put you in touch with the best possible service for a difficult time you may be going through.


Domestic Violence

Are you - or do you know of someone - suffering from Domestic Violence?

Please follow this link for local help: Domestic Violence


Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are five steps we can all take to improve our mental wellbeing.

If you approach them with an open mind and try them, you can judge the results yourself.

  • Connect
  • Be active
  • Keep learning
  • Give to others
  • Take notice

For further information see the NHS Choices - 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing

 


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These website will provide you with health information on many diseases and conditions or advice on medications.

There is also useful information to help you enjoy a healthier lifestyle.


Samaritans

Are you distressed or struggling to cope and need someone to talk to? The Samaritans are there to listen to you 24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90

Website: www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/contact-us


Shingles Vaccination

A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is now available on the NHS to people in their 70s.

The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection for anyone aged 70 or 78-79 years old. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once.

For further information visit:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/shingles-vaccination.aspx


Walking For Healthwalking

Do you enjoy walking and do you have a few hours each month?

The local walking group needs more walk leaders!

Walking is the closest thing to perfect exercise; it is free, sociable and an easy activity.

For information Please Click Here to be transferred to the walking for health website.


Medical Services Transport

Do you qualify for transport to your NHS appointment? Patients normally make their own way to NHS appointments. Transport may be available to you depending on:

  • Your Medical Condition
  • Your Mobility
  • Your Support Needs

To find out if you qualify call: 0208 045 4254

Please have your NHS number to hand when you call. You can find this on your appointment letters for the Hospital or you may call the Surgery to find out your NHS Number.


Sharps Bin Home Collection For Patients

Bedford Borough council provides a free collection service for Sharps Bins for diabetic waste for patients. Diabetic sharps include:

  • Needles

  • Syringes

  • Lancets used with finger-pricking devices

  • Clippers

Please DO NOT dispose of sharps in the black council bin as needles can cause injury, and pass on infection.

If you would like to be registered for a Sharps Bin collection from your home address please call:

Telephone: 01234 718060

For more information please visit: www.bedford.gov.uk


 

 

 
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