Bilbrook Medical Centre

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Learning Disability Hub

 

Welcome to Bilbrook Medical Centre’s Learning Disability Hub

 

We hope to continue to develop this over time but its aim is to provide information, resources and support for patients and their carers.

 

Are you on our learning disability register ? This is particularly important to check if you are a new patient. This will make sure you are invited every year for an annual review.

Be healthy, be happy, don’t miss out!

https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/easy-health/file_asset/file/181/About-Having-a-health-check.pdf

 

Reasonable adjustments are changes that we can make as a practice to make your experience at the practice easier for you. Please let us know how we can help you. Examples might be allowing longer to allow you to reply to questions, finding a quieter place to wait, visiting the practice before your appointment.

Stay well this winter. Making sure you are up to date with vaccinations (covid and flu) is very important to help prevent you from getting ill.

You are entitled to have screening offered to everyone. This can feel worrying if you are not sure what it involves. The following information may help, and remember you can speak to us.

 

Cervical screening “smear test”

Jo’s trust website has some very good information for patients

https://www.jostrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/isl116_18_er_smear_tests_final_low_res.pdf

 

Bowel cancer screening

Bowel cancer screening is offered every 2 years to men and women aged 60-74 years (people older than this can also request a test by calling 0800 707 6060)

https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/easy-health/file_asset/file/768/An_Easy_Guide_to_Bowel_Cancer_Screening_-_2021.pdf

 

Breast screening (mammogram)

https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/easy-health/file_asset/file/770/An_Easy_Guide_to_Breast_Screening_-_2021__updated_.pdf

How to look after your breasts

https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/easy-health/file_asset/file/64/taking-care-of-your-breasts.pdf

 

How to look after your testicles  (“balls”)

https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/easy-health/file_asset/file/311/How-to-look-after-my-balls.pdf

 

Keeping me healthy

This section is all about how to stay healthy and what you can do to help

Remember to get your eyes and teeth checked at least once a year. You may also need to get your hearing checked if you notice any problems

 

To stay healthy we all need to eat well and move regularly

At your annual health check you may be given some information on healthy eating or how to exercise

The following information may be helpful:

 

 About staying healthy and healthy habits

https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/easy-health/file_asset/file/333/An-easy-read-guide-to-self-care.pdf

 

Healthy eating

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/diet/Healthy_Eating.pdf

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/diet/Healthy_Eating_2.pdf

 

Fruit and vegetables:

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/diet/five-portions-of-fruit-vegetables-a-day.pdf

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/diet/five-portions-of-fruit-vegetables-a-day-chart.pdf

 

Fibre:

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/diet/Ways_To_Eat_More_High_Fibre.pdf

 

Weight

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/diet/Over_Weight.pdf

 

Healthy eating ideas

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/diet/look_cook-book.pdf

 

Alcohol

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/alcohol-smoking/Alcohol-Information_for_service_users.pdf

 

Smoking

https://hubble-live-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/easy-health/file_asset/file/314/Keep-Yourself-Healthy-A-Guide-to-Giving-Up-Smoking.pdf

 

 Exercise and movement

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/exercise/exercise-advice.pdf

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/exercise/move-it.pdf

Resistance band /chair based exercise

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/exercise/Exercise_For_Health.pdf

Walking

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/healthy-life-styles/exercise/walking-is-good-for-you.pdf