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HEALTH INFORMATION

Healthier Eating

This leaflet supports a gradual step by step approach to include more minimally processed foods in our diet.It supports people with what to eat more of, whilst being mindful of the associations of added sugar, refined grains and ultra processed foods. Moving towards more whole foods

HAYFEVER?

Please click on this poster HAYFEVER for more information regarding hayfever and why you don't need to see a GP or have a prescription for hayfever medicines.

NHS App walk through videos

Video guidance showing how to use the NHS App step by step. These videos show you how to navigate the NHS App and use its services.

NHS App walk through videos

LONG-TERM MEDICAL CONDITIONS

As of 1st April 2024 we are changing the annual review of long term medical conditions to the month of your birthday. This may mean you will have two reviews quite close together if you have already had one at the beginning of the year, or it may mean you will have a slightly longer wait until your birthday month for your next review. If you are called, please do attend, these reviews are important for managing your medical condition.

There are also changes to guidance from the NHS which may mean that you no longer need an interim 6 monthly review depending on your long-term medical condition.

You will receive a text message invite or phone call from the Surgery to book in for your review with one of the nurses for initial checks, you may also be asked to book a further appointment with a doctor when all results are back.

All conditions will be reviewed in the initial appointment which will save having to return for several visits if you have more than one long term medical condition.

getUbetter

getUbetter is an evidence-based, CE marked digital self-management support platform for all common musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries and conditions and women’s pelvic health.

For more information please visit getUbetter

Monitor your health through loanable equipment through your library

Patients looking to improve their health can get extra help for free from their local library. Libraries now loan activity tracker watches (Taunton, Bridgwater, Burnham, Chard, Yeovil, Glastonbury, Frome and Minehead), and all libraries loan blood pressure monitors, iPads preloaded with health apps, and a fantastic selection of health and cookery books for different health needs. We also have stand-on health monitors to measure blood pressure, weight, height and BMI at Taunton, Burnham and shortly in Bridgwater and Glastonbury, which are free.

Please visit Libraries for more information.

Somerset Council - Orange Button - Community Awareness Scheme

Let's keep talking to prevent suicide - Please click the link for more information. Orange Button

NEW Oakhill Talking Cafe

Talking cafes are a place to meet new people, make friends and chat to a Health Connector about activities, support groups and services in your community. Talking Cafe Locations

Need help with your muscle or joint problems?

NHS Somerset MSK app is now available to all patients. It’s a FREE, easy-to-use tool
helping you to self-manage your muscle, bone, and joint (MSK) injuries and conditions.
No need to wait for an appointment, Need help with your muscle or joint problems?
NHS Somerset MSK app is now available to all patients. It’s a FREE, easy-to-use tool
helping you to self-manage your muscle, bone, and joint (MSK) injuries and conditions.

  • No need to wait for an appointment
  • Instant access to a personalised plan
  • Safe and effective

What is getUBetter?

getUBetter is an app helping you self-manage at home, work, and on the move. It
can be accessed on a Smartphone or via the Web.
It covers a range of MSK injuries and condition, like back pain and ankle pain, and is
designed to help you recover, understand when and where to seek help, and prevent
further injuries.


Who is getUBetter for?

  • Anyone over 18
  • Anyone who's been advised or chose to self-manage
  • Anyone waiting for treatment

What will I get?

  • A personalised recovery plan
  • Step-by-step guidance
  • Exercises based on your condition
  • Advice to seek help, if needed.
  • Referral to your local healthcare providers, treatments, and services, if needed.

How do I download and use getUBetter?

Follow the link to access your local health service

getUBetter - Request Access

With the same email, create an account on the app

Follow the instructions on the app, get your recovery plan and get better!

Need more help? Get in touch: contact@getubetter.com

 

NHS APP - REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

Did you know you can manage repeat prescriptions from Oakhill Surgery in the NHS App?

You can easily choose where your prescriptions are sent. So, if you know you'll be away from home or you are moving home, you can change your nominated pharmacy from within the app.

You can also order your prescription at any time that suits you. There’s no need to wait to join a telephone queue or wait until the GP surgery opens.

It’s easy to use, and, if you hit a snag, you can go to ‘Help’ in the top right-hand corner of the app or visit nhs.uk/helpmeapp.

Find out more about the NHS App at: www.nhs.uk/nhsapp

SOMERSET URGENT COMMUNITY RESPONSE

Somerset UCR provides urgent care in your home (or the home of the person you care for) within two hours of receiving a referral from a health professional such as a GP, 111 or 999 - when you need urgent but not emergency care. It will mean that you won’t need to wait for an ambulance or for care in A&E. Watch this short video for more information. Somerset urgent community response

Move More Together 

Are you over 50 and need support to get moving?

Move More Together encourages inactive adults over 50 to get moving again through the support of a volunteer who can motivate, guide and of course, provide some friendly conversation! Visit the website for more information. Move more together

Treatment escalation plan (TEP) video for patients


In September 2022 a group came together from the End of Life Care Programme board to create a set of materials to help better explain the importance of treatment escalation planning to individuals with a learning disability.
In partnership with Discovery, they were able to create a video, with subtitles and BSL translation that explains the process.  TEP Guide

 

Open Mental Health

Mental health organisations have come together to provide 24/7 support to adults in Somerset. Whatever is worrying you – anxiety, debt, employment, housing, low mood, addiction - we’re here to help. Please see this leaflet for more information Open Mental Health Leaflet

Screening Programmes

Please see below some links to useful information regarding NHS screening programmes

Population Screening Timeline

Female Lifetime Screening Pathway

Male Lifetime Screening Pathway

Screening Tests for Pregnant Women and Newborn Babies

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