Links to Useful Patient Information


asthma.org.uk - Triple A Campaign - The Triple A campaign is a UK-wide initiative by Asthma UK to reduce hospital admissions. Asthma attacks hospitalise someone every seven minutes - don't let it be you.

Cancer Support, Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum -The Yorkshire Cancer Patient Forum is a group of people who have been directly affected by cancer – patients, carers, friends and family – and those working with or within cancer services. Our aim is to enable the views and experiences of people affected by cancer to be heard and used to improve the quality of cancer care in the Yorkshire and Humber area. We do this by working in a positive partnership with local health care teams, Cancer Alliances and voluntary and community sector organisations. Click here to access their website www.yorkshirecancerpatientforum.co.uk or click here to read the latest newsletter.

Carbon Monoxide - Find out about the risks of exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) and how to avoid them - it could save your life.

Carers Wakefield - A free confidential information and support service to Carers (people who give help to a relative, child or friend who is ill or who has a disability) who live in the Wakefield Metropolitan District Council area with lots of useful information on our website.

Common Childhood Illnesses - This is a link to the most common childhood illnesses and injuries and gives information and advice on what to do and who to contact. Please save this in your favourites for future reference or ask at the surgery for a copy of the full leaflet.

Keeping your baby safe - Please click here for an NSPCC guide to help in keeping your baby safe and well.

Local Authority - Locally, all public health functions and campaigns are now run by Wakefield Council. This includes sexual health, smoking and obesity.

NHS.uk - Official NHS Website giving a range of information about medical conditions, self-help, support and local services.

NHS Bowel Cancer Information - Patient details about bowel cancer and what to do if you have had "blood in your poo" in line with a recent media campaign.

NHS England - At the heart of the new health and care system making sure that NHS services deliver the best possible care for patients.

www.patient.co.uk - Not an official NHS site but does give comprehensive information for patients including leaflets and videos about medical conditions.

prodigy.clarity.co.uk - Health topic leaflets written with easy words and pictures making them suitable for patients with learning difficulties or those that struggle with written information.

Reading Well Books on Prescription - Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and well-being using self-help reading. It is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries. We have developed the scheme in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians, with funding from Arts Council England. It builds on local best practice to create a quality-assured national scheme for England, based on the model developed in Wales by Professor Neil Frude. Books can be recommended by GPs or other health professionals from the relevant Reading Well Books on the Prescription reading list. People can also self-refer to the scheme and use it without a professional recommendation. All the books are available in almost all English public libraries where they can be borrowed free of charge. The books have been recommended by experts and been tried and tested and found to be useful.

Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) - NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) covers 40 GP practices and has a registered population of 354,096 patients in the Wakefield area. They are committed to commissioning quality services that will improve local patients’ experiences of care and their health outcomes.