Health and medical advice
Last updated: 05/06/2013
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NHS health and medical advice
Follow these links for advice from the NHS:
Please also see our contacts page for NHS and
other health organisations where you will find details groups
set up around specific conditions eg Asthma UK, British Heart
Keeping well in winter
You will find advice on how to reduce fuel poverty, the risks of
low temperatures and high humidity in homes, and grants available
for insulation and heating, as well as general advice on
keeping warm and eating well, on the Winter Wellbeing
Health and social care hubs in Cornwall
Find out how health and social care hubs are developing in
Cornwall on the Health and social care hubs programme
page. There are regular newsletters to keep everyone up to
date, and much more.
Strategy to reduce health Inequalities
Health is everybody’s business, well being is everyone’s
Please follow this link to see information about the
reduce health Inequalities.
Questions about cancer in Cornwall
Have a look at
Questions about cancer. This is a helpful new
website for anyone dealing with cancer, created by the Peninsula
Cancer Network, Macmillan Cancer Support and Cornwall
You will find newsletters on healthy living and many other
topics on the News and newsletters page.
Books on health and wellbeing
Please have a look at the Library Service's Wellbeing page where you can find
information about Books on Prescription for mental health or
dementia, books for people who are visually impaired and the home
library for people who are unable to get to a library.
You can also go to Explore your library and
enter a word such as 'books on dementia', or whatever your interest
might be, in the search box. This will take you straight
to the booklist in the online library catalogue, where you can
reserve them online for collection at your local library.
Cornwall's Health and Well Being Strategy
The strategy sets tough targets for improvement by 2020,
- Ending child poverty
- Cutting levels of smoking
- Reducing levels of obesity in adults and children
- Safe and warm housing
- Maximising people's incomes
Please follow this link to find out more about Cornwall's
Health and Well Being Strategy.
There are many services in Cornwall that aim to increase
your health and wellbeing. Adult Care, Health and
Wellbeing's Cornwall Community Directory lists local services
and organisations that can help you with support at home,
leisure activities, getting around, health and wellbeing, work,
learning and volunteering, advice, information and money matters,
staying safe, caring for someone and housing and care homes. There
is also a 'What's On' section where you can find details of events,
activities, courses and more.
Go to the Cornwall Community
Directory to see if we can help!