Self Care – (information and links to helpful fact sheets)
Safety- netting documents for parents: https://what0-18.nhs.uk/professionals/gp-primary-care-staff/safety-netting-documents-parents
BEFORE YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
To enable us to give the best possible care to those with significant complex need, please have a read of this helpful leaflet: HELP MY GP https://www.sussexhelpmy.nhs.uk
Many conditions can also be dealt with without seeing a doctor or needing an appointment.
HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO YOUR PHARMACIST?
Your local pharmacist can provide advice as well as treatments for minor ailments. These include:
And many more
HAVE YOU TRIED SELF CARE?
Did you know that £2 billion per year of NHS money is spent with people coming to their surgery with minor ailments and 18% of GP consultations are for minor ailments that do not need to be seen by the GP? There is a lot more self help and advice at NHS Choices
We have a variety of helpful self Care information and links which could help you to treat your illness without the need for an appointment:
· Self Care Fact Sheets http://www.selfcareforum.org/fact-sheets/
· NHS Symptom Checker https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/
Use the online NHS Choices Symptom Checker tool to check your symptoms and get advice on what to do next. It’s faster than phoning and a nurse can call you back for free if required. Click on the name above to be taken directly to the symptom checker.
· NHS Live Well Advice, tips and tools to help you make the best choices about your health and well being.
Self refer – (services available for self referral)
New Alzheimer’s Society Service:
Dementia Connect, from Alzheimer’s Society, is a new personalised dementia support service for anyone affected by dementia. It connects you with a whole range of dementia support, by phone, online and face to face. So, you’re one call away from someone who gets it. One click away from answers. One conversation away from help.
It’s free, easy to access, and puts you in touch with a dementia advisers. They will connect you to the support you need, from local help to phone and online advice.
To self refer please follow this link https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/referralform
Alternatively you can contact by phone on 0333 150 3456 they are open Monday – Wednesday 9am – 8pm, Thursday – Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday – Sunday 10am – 4pm, you can also visit their website alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect for online support as well as emailing them on email@example.com
Patient Information leaflet for The Connection Works Project
Healing through Connection
The Trauma program is a 12-month project jointly run by BHWC, Trinity Medical Centre and Charter Medical Centre, funded by the local PCN. This project offers an innovative holistic approach to healing people who may have experienced significant stressors, difficult life events and/ or significant psychological trauma. People joining this program may also experience different physical symptoms that are under-recognized and not managed well.
Please click here for more information:> Patient Info Leaflet
If you suffer from insomnia, please use the link below to fill in the questionnaire, once completed bring in for a GP to look at and make an onward referral.
Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) website: https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-health/self-referral-and-active-signposting
Award Winning Weight Loss and Behaviour Change programmes (beezeebodies.com) Programmes designed to make you and your family make small changes Which Make a Big Difference and help keep you healthy
PHYSIOTHERAPY. You can also now refer yourself directly to physiotherapy. Please look at this website with several useful resources physiotherapy exercise sheets as well as how to refer yourself for treatment Physiotherapy Self Referral – NEW Brighton and Hove Physiotherapy Self-Referral Form
HAND AND WRIST SERVICE
If you are taking the opportunity to self-refer to one of these services, but you would still prefer to continue to request an appointment with a GP or nurse, our receptionists will be able to accommodate this as normal. For more information to these services go to this website: https://www.brightonandhoveccg.nhs.uk/your-health/self-referral-and-active-signposting
If you are pregnant and experiencing back or hip pain you can now self refer to Physio via – https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Self-Referral-BH
Community Navigators are trained volunteers with previous experience of supporting people.
They work with a person to help them identify and access the right local groups and services. Navigators facilitate onward referrals by making arrangements on the person’s behalf as needed, filling in forms, making appointments and following up. Around half the people we support are aged over 65 and many are experiencing social isolation or anxieties about their medical conditions or wellbeing in general. Community Navigation is a proven method of helping people improve their wellbeing and access the services and groups they want and need.
Contact Community navigators if you are feeling:
For more information on how to contact someone read this leaflet: Community-Navigation-leaflet-2018-web or go to: http://www.bh-impetus.org/projects/community-navigation/
If you have any problems please ask to speak to the Medical Secretary.