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Information on Self Care:

Watch the following Videos for additional information on Patient Self Care from Abraham the Pharmacist.

 

Flu Vaccine PHE

https://youtu.be/W_smGKPM7LI

 

How to stop snoring

https://youtu.be/d38V8o6uRH0

 

Bacteria on your phone

https://youtu.be/bKkURz6O3eo

  

Measles outbreak PHE

https://youtu.be/29dTFoPjbfw

  

Acne tips

https://youtu.be/N3wl79bQOKw

 

Shingles vaccine PHE

https://youtu.be/wYzsvNhpBZo

  

Diabetes signs and symptoms

https://youtu.be/aNtbCt15jsY

 

Cold sore treatment

https://youtu.be/9PGTQZMg4qQ

  

Reduce blood pressure

https://youtu.be/H4fsQCWpzTA

 

Fever in adults/children

https://youtu.be/9HkRoeshhCg

   

Antibiotic resistance

https://youtu.be/jBkvnfwmK3Q

 

Treat a cold at home

https://youtu.be/o67xW7wusq4

    

Does it matter when you take pills

https://youtu.be/d_amLAkqWw8


Information on Healthier Living

BBC - Healthy Living
Simple, accurate advice from the BBC. Helps you to establish the dos & donts of living healthily.

lime Male Health
Fast, free independent information from the Men"s Health Forum.

Women’s Health Concern
Women"s Health Concern is a charitable organisation which aims to help educate and support women with their healthcare by providing unbiased, accurate information.


NHS Sites

NHS Constitution
The NHS Constitution was published on 21 January 2009. It was one of a number of recommendations in Lord Darzi’s report ‘High Quality Care for All’ which was published on the 60th anniversary of the NHS and set out a ten-year plan to provide the highest quality of care and service for patients in England

NHS Choices
Aiming to personalise healthcare and provide information that will ‘allow patients to make meaningful choices about when and where to receive their treatment.’


Charity Websites

Cancerhelp
Free information service provided by Cancer Research UK about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. Information is formatted in such a way that makes understanding the website an easy process

Cancer Backup

ribbonsEurope's leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Diabetes UK
largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

Asthma UK

This website has been revamped to meet the needs of the thousands of people with asthma who visit the site each day, either to find important information about asthma and how to control it

Alzheimer’s Society

Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia.


Tips on evaluating the reliability of online medical information

  1. Use sites from reputable organisations you have heard of.
  2. Double check the information by looking for other sources.
  3. Check there are contact details for any organisation or people responsible for the information not just an email address.
  4. Look at the advertising - does it seem to unduly influence the site content?
  5. All articles should quote references that you can look up.
  6. Watch out for claims about the superiority of any particular treatment over another
  7. Is this information supplied with a date to make sure it has not been superseded by other research.
  8. Check the sites confidentiality policy.
  9. Beware of sites claiming to be the definitive source.
  10. Beware of sites that criticise others.


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