Wye SurgeryOxenturn RoadWye, Kent, TN25 5AYTel: 01233 884585
We encourage all our patients to lead healthy and active lives, and are always ready to give advice about how you and your family can do this. In particular we advise you to:
Links to useful tool, mobile apps, phone lines and websites:
> NHS online tools and info > Health charities, associations and support > Help lines - Mental health / Abuse > Become a donor
The NHS Choices website has a wealth of self help and useful info to help keep you healthy, or help you cope. You can also search for local services.
Here is just a small selection of what you can find there:
Interactive tools – Including free smartphone apps and podcasts
Help with Health Costs
Live Well - Apps and support for healthy living
NHS Care & Support – for people with care and support needs
Useful Links – to other websites offering health help and support
Health News - Behind the Headlines: Your guide to the science that makes the news
Department of Health & Social Care
Bowel Cancer UK
Breast Cancer Care
British Heart Foundation
Children with Cancer
Family Lifestyle Programme
MacMillan Cancer Support
Prostate Cancer Support
Students Against Depression
Understanding Tests Requested
Childline - call 0800 1111. Helpline for children and young people in the U.K. Calls are free and the number won't show up on your phone bill
Family Lives (Formerly Parentline)- call 0808 800 2222. A help line offering info, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying.
Release the Pressure - call free 0800 107 0160 - Confidential support line run by Kent County Council.
Papyrus call 0800 068 41 41.Voluntary helpline supporting teenagers and young adults who are feeling suicidal.
National Domestic Violence Helpline – Call 0808 20900 247. Open 24/7.
National Stalking Helpline – Call 0808 802 0300 Helpline run by the Susy Lamplugh Trust
Samaritans - call 116 123 any time. A free help line open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Talk in confidence about what’s getting to you (it’s not just for suicide help)
Young Minds – call 0808 802 554 – Helpline for parents worried about a child or young person under 25.
Symptom checker Helpful guidance for a wide range of conditions:
> Signs and Symptoms > Signs of a heart attack and stroke > Recognising Meningitis > Identifying rashes > Health A-Z
Signs and symptoms
Download our Symptom/Injury checker - it has a quick summary of the local help available for common ailments and injuries.
Signs of a heart attack and stroke
If you suspect the symptoms of a heart attack dial 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance. Make sure the patient rests.
NHS Heart Attack symptoms – and what to do
Find out how to do CPR (if the patient stops breathing and doesn't respond to touch or talk)
StrokeIf you think someone may be having a stroke, act fast and call 999 for an ambulance. Note the time when any symptoms first appear.
NHS Stroke symptoms – and what to do
Meningitis is a serious illness that can affect people of all ages, especially children teenagers and students. It causes:
If you suspect that you, or a child, has meningitis it is important to seek medical advice immediately.
Once the meningococcal bacteria reach the bloodstream, they multiply rapidly causing fever, cold hands and feet, joint or muscle pain, rapid breathing, stomach cramps and dirrhoea.
In depth information on a wide variety of medical treatments:
NHS Choices Health A-Z
Health A-Z videos - teenage health, cancer and other conditions
NHS Health Check
As well as exploring these links, if you or your child is hurt or unwell and you are unsure if you need medical help, take a look at our Symptom Checker – this will direct you to the best place to start – eg GP, A&E, minor injuries, pharmacy or NHS 111.
Baby and toddler safety and accidents
Child and parenting helplines
Infectious illnesses in children
Kent Baby Matters
Pregnancy and baby guide
Pregnancy sickness support
Premature or born sick babies
Tips for new parents
We give free NHS vaccinations to children and adults to protect against a range of serious diseases. For detailed information view NHS Vaccinations page.
> Babies and children > Teenagers > Adults
Babies and children
Vaccinating your child is a way of protecting them against serious disease.
Once a child has been immunised their bodies can fight those diseases if they come into contact with them.
To find out more, talk to your GP or health visitor, or contact our Reception for an appointment.
NHS Vaccinations schedule
Create a personal immunisation chart for your child.
Teenagers who have been vaccinated when they were children will be offered booster injections – usually at school – to top up their protection. For example, the Td/IPV booster covers tetanus (T), diphtheria (d) and polio (IPV – inactivated polio vaccine).
They may also be offered other vaccines for TB, meningitis and cervical cancer (girls age 12-18).
To find out more or make an appointment, please contact our Reception.
During your lifetime you should have:
In addition, depending on your situation you may benefit from the following free vaccinations:
> Online How to tips > Heart attacks and CPR > British Red Cross videos> Short Podcasts
These organisations have some great tips and advice to help you build up your first aid know-how. NHS Every year in the UK, thousands of people die or are seriously injured in incidents. Many deaths could be prevented if first aid was given before emergency services arrive. The NHS explains how.
St Johns Ambulance The St John Ambulance is the UK’s leading first aid charity, as well as running first aid courses their website has:
If you witness a cardiac arrest, don’t waste time - call 999 and start CPR immediately. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Visit the British Red Cross first aid web page to select and view videos showing how to help someone who is:
Just click the topic to listen to short first aid tips from the Ambulance Service.
You can also download these MP3 files to your computer or iPod or other MP3Player (either right-click on any of the links below and then click 'Save Target As’ or open the podcast and click the download arrow on the right).
Prepared by Sussex Ambulance Service and compliant with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
For indepth information on a wide variety of medical treatments and conditions you can search NHS Choices - an online medical A-Z.
In addition, the links below will take you to a library of video resources to help you understand and cope with questions about your health (all have subtitles for those hard of hearing):
> Teenage health > Cancer > Other conditions and treatments
Teenage Diabetes - a real story
Teens & STI
How to be sun smart
Cannibis - Real Stories
Lung Cancer: Real Story
Breast Cancer: Real Story
Coping With Cancer
Kidney Disease: The 5 Stages
Parkinsons Disease: Real Story
Dialysis: Real Story
Kidney Disease - Getting Help
Eczema: Real Story
Autism: Social Situations
Arthritis: Real Story
Preventing Back Pain
COPD: Real Story
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Alzheimers: Real Story
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