How to take your own Blood Pressure
If you have been asked by a clinician to record your own blood pressure at home, please use this form: BP recording chart
If you need some assistance buying your own blood pressure machine, the British Heart Foundation has some information to help https://bihsoc.org/bp-monitors/
Wellbeing Phone Support
Care Network’s new Wellbeing Service provides support to people aged 18 and over suffering with low mood, mild depression and anxiety, by a trained member of staff or a volunteer. The Wellbeing Service is for anyone in Cambs area, who would like a Wellbeing call, or a Check and Chat call from a trained volunteer. The service is for people aged over 18 who are lonely, isolated, anxious, depressed or have mild mental health issues. Patients can access the service by calling 0330 094 5750, Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00
Health Advice - Live Well
For advice and support on living a healthy life e.g. healthy eating, exercise, alcohol reduction, smoking cessation, mental health well being, improving sleep please visit:
Self Care help
There are many resources that you can access to help you look after yourself and your family members. The CCG has pulled together some useful resources here. You can also access some fact sheets that cover everyday illnesses (click the related documents tab) for these fact sheets which covers topics such as:
|Back pain||Eczema||Fever in children||Cough||Herat Burn and Indigestion|
|Constipation||headaches||Acne||Sprains and Strains||Common Cold|
|Your guide to childhood illnesses||Sore throat||Ear problems|
Are you looking for support for you and your family?
There are a wealth of resources and information available at https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/children-and-families/parenting-and-family-support/ which includes information on parenting courses, a youth support service, and much more.
Mental Health - Keep your Head.com
The sites provide a range of local and national information on looking after your mental health, self-help resources, and services that can help when you need more support, including if you are in crisis.
For the Children & Young people pages please visit https://www.keep-your-head.com/cyp/CP-MHS
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible on mobiles, tablets, and via your desktop https://kooth.com/
For the Adult pages please visit https://www.keep-your-head.com/adults
Pelvic Floor Exercises
A pelvic floor exercise video has been developed for all patients who either are incontinent or are vulnerable to the problem of incontinence. This group include antenatal mums, post natal mums, post-menopausal women, anyone with chronic constipation or a chronic cough and any women undergoing pelvic floor surgery or who does a lot of lifting within their work. Please click here to be taken to the Cambridge University Hospitals website to view this video.
Asthma Inhaler Technique
If you are an asthmatic patient, who will be invited in at least annually to see one of our practice nurses to discuss your asthma management, one of the topics that you discuss at this meeting is your inhaler technique, there is also a useful video here if you need to refresh your memory.