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Useful web links recommended by the NHS

Age UK – We believe in a world where everyone can love later life. Age UK is here to inspire, enable and support older people to help people make the most of later life.

Department of Health national health policies, guidance and campaigns.

FAST By diagnosing the possibility of stroke before reaching hospital, it is possible for appropriate referral to a stroke unit to be made as quickly as possible.

FPA Our vision is a society where everyone can make positive choices about their own sexual health and wellbeing.

Health Care Commission The Commission is the independent regulator of the NHS in England and it publishes a range of information on the quality of services provided by the NHS, including annual performance ratings for all NHS trust.

Health Watch Dorset – is a new consumer champion for health and social care. Tell us what’s going on in health and care services where you live.

Live Well Dorset is a free service for adults living in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset who would like support to change their lifestyle. We offer free health and wellbeing information, advice and support to improve your wellbeing in one or more of the following ways:

  • Help to stop smoking
  • Increase your physical activity
  • Manage your weight
  • Reduce your alcohol intake.

My Health My Way
 is a support service to help you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to tackle symptoms such as immobility, breathlessness, anxiety or daily pain. Download this leaflet for more information and contact detailsMy health My Way Leaflet

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NHS in England Health information for England only, including how to find a local service in your area.

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Patient UK The aim of this website is to provide non-medical people in the UK with good quality information about health and disease.

Med Info provides free easy to understand medical information and advice.

The Silver Line – What We Do. Why does the Silver Line Exist? The statistics about older people and loneliness are frightening. More than half of all 75 year olds in the UK live alone and one in 10 suffers “intense” loneliness but is reluctant to ask for help. In a poll conducted to mark the national launch of The Silver Line on 25 November 2013, 9 out of 10 older people told researchers that “a chat on the phone” is the most helpful solution when they feel lonely but 1 in 4 older people say they never or seldom have someone to chat to on the phone.
Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90 

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