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Useful Links

Recommended General Health Information

The sites below offer information about a wide variety of medical conditions and problems.

Patient.co.uk - an award winning UK site endorsed by the British Medical Association

NHS.uk - the NHS choices website with a wide variety of information and links to help you find local services

Local Hospitals & Other Health Services

Our local hospitals are:

Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon

West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St. Edmunds

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn

Outpatient clinics and services are also provided by:

Princess of Wales, Ely

Doddington Hospital, Doddington

Newmarket Community Hospital, Newmarket

St George's Medical Centre, Littleport in association with Kings Lynn Hospital

Our local hospice is:

Arthur Rank: Arthur Rank Hospice

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

This organisation replaced Cambridgeshire PCT on the 1st April 2013. We are a member of the Isle of Ely Local Commissioning Group which is one of 8 LCGs that reports to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Commissioning Group.

Be Healthy

Healthy Eating Resources

Healthy Eating from the NHS

Health Eating information from the British Nutrition Foundation

The Vegetarian Society nutritional advice for vegetarians

Change4Life information on healthy eating and exercise for your whole life

Exercise Resources

Couch to 5K a programme to take anyone from the couch to running 5km in 9 weeks

Body Control Pilates

Want advice about a specific medical problem?

These are links to large UK based organisations that provide health information and in some cases support to patients and their carers.

More information about mental health conditions and support is available here

Arthritis Research UK Information and support about all types of arthritis

British Heart Foundation Includes a wealth of information on all aspects of heart disease

British Hypertension Society shows a list of which blood pressure monitors they approve for home blood pressure monitoring by price - approved ones are marked by their symbol

Diabetes UK Everything you need to know about Diabetes Mellitus

Stroke Association Information, support and help for stroke patients and their families

Menopause Matters An award winning independent site about the menopause

FPA Talking Sense about Sex - Contraception and Sexual health advice

Crohn's and Colitis UK Information and support for patients with Crohn's Disease and all types of colitis

Alzheimers Society Leading the fight against dementia

Multiple Sclerosis Society & Multiple Sclerosis Trust
The 2 main UK organisations working with and for patients with MS

Parkinsons UK
Support and research charity for patients with Parkinsons Disease

Motor Neurone Disease Association
Information and and support for patients and their families with MND

Mind Support and advice for anyone affected by mental health issues

Asthma UK information and advice on asthma

Anaphylaxis Campaign information and support for those with severe allergic disorders

Cancer and Cancer Support

Information about Cancer

Cancer Research UK

Teenage Cancer Trust

Cancer information from the NHS website

Breast Cancer Care

Ovacome

Prostate Cancer UK

Beating Bowel Cancer

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation 

Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support

Coping with Cancer from Cancer Research UK website

Cancer and social care from the NHS website
 
Our local hospice

Arthur Rank Hospice

Counselling and Mental Health Services

National Organisations

Mind Support and advice for anyone affected by mental health issues

Samaritans Help around the clock and in a crisis

Relate for all relationship issues

Depression Alliance Help and Information about depression

Bluebellcare Supporting mums, dads and families who are affected by antenatal or post-natal depression

Mentalhealthcare For family & friends of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder,       schizoaffective disorders

Online Self Help

Moodgym

Beating the Blues

Living Life to the Full

Support for Young People

Kooth Online infomation and advice, chat available till 10pm each day

Local Organisations for counselling and support

Cogwheel Trust

Choices Counselling

Centre 33

Group Therapy Centre Cambridge

Local Counselling Services - Sutton

Smoking, alcohol and other substance misuse services

Help and advice about smoking

Smoke free

Camquit

Help and advice about alcohol

AA - Alcoholics Anonymous

Al-anon and Alateen

Drink Aware

Focus 12

Addaction 

Alcohol Support on nhs.uk
 

Help and advice about drug and substance misuse

NA - Narcotics Anonymous
 
Inclusion
 
Focus 12

Help and advice about gambling

Gamblers Anonymous

Useful Resources for Carers

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Carers Trust

Care and Support from the NHS website

Carers Wellbeing from the NHS website

Cambridgeshire Crossroads Care

How to apply for a "blue badge"

Benefits, social services and other advice organisations

Advice on health related benefits from Patient.co.uk

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice - the local service

Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care Advice

East Cambridgeshire District Council

 How to apply for, or renew, a "blue badge"



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