YOUR HEALTH - INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW

Local healthcare information and services www.nhsfife.org YOUR HEALTH

 

Scotland's Health Information Service www.nhsinform.scot and use Know Who to Turn To.

 

Self Help Guides and to Assess your own Symptoms www.nhsinform.scot

 

Keeping Connected Fife Keeping Connected Fife Leaflet May2016.pdf

 

Local Area Co-ordination Fife - Fife Forum www.fifeforum.org.uk

Work with individuals, their families, carers and other services wihich help people maintain their independence, connect with and be part of their community.  LAC offer information and signposting to services, community resources

Access Therapies Fife

Help for mental health services at

www.accesstherapiesfife.scot.nhs.uk

Podiatry (Chiropody) you don't need to see your GP you can self refer

Did you know you don't need to see the doctor to access podiatry go to www.nhsfife.org YOUR HEALTH Podiatry for an online referral form, or pick up a self referral form at the Practice reception.

Footcare Fife - toenail cutting service

Fife Voluntary Action  - A toenail cutting service for people who struggle to cut their own nails. Fife Voluntary Action worked closely with NHS Fife and Fife's Health and Social Care Partnership to develop this service. The training the volunteers undertake and the equipment they use is fully endorsed by NHS Fife and the service is professional and fully insured. There is a charge for the service.

0800 389 4046

www.fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk/footcare_fife.asp

Pelvic Health Self Referral

Self referal to Physiotherapy Service for pevic health, for more information pick up a self referral forn in the Practice.

Muscle or Joint Problems? Tel 0800 917 9390

Problems such as back pain or sports injuries

www.nhsinform.scot/msk

The Musculoskeletal Advice and Triage Service.  (NHS24 MATS)

  • Speak to trained advisers who will direct you to key advice to help you
  • If required they can send your details to your local NHS Service
  • Contact NHS24 MATS directly without the need to see your GP in the first instance
  • Download the "MSK Help" app free from app stores

Health & Work Support   Tel  0800 019 2211

  • When a health issue or disability makes work difficult.
  • Support for employees and employers
  • Help to stay in or get back to work
  • Free and confidential 
Know Who to Turn To

Please take a few minutes to visit www.nhsfife.org YOUR HEALTH so you know who to turn to for the best and fastest access to health care services for minor injuries, dental problems, questions about your medicines and medicines available without prescription from your local Pharmacy.

Do you have a minor ailment

Please speak to your local Pharmacist and attend the Minor Ailments Service for advice before you book an appointment with the GP.  Visit www.nhsfife.org YOUR HEALTH Community Pharmacy, for details about the Minor Ailments Service.

Pharmacy First Service (Impetigo & UTI in women aged 16-65)

Supply of antibiotics for uncomplicated UTI (urine infection) in women aged 16-65 years of age.  Supply of tpoical fusidic acid 2% (prescription cream) for mild impetigo.  All community pharmacies in NHS Fife offer this service.  Unsuitable patients will be given a referral to their GP by the Pharmacy.

Minor Injuries Unit - 24/7 Walk in Service

Take a minute to view the video about what the minor injuries can treat.  www.nhsfife.org know who to turn to. 

Minor injuries can be access 24 / 7 at Victoria Hospital and Queen Margaret Hospital

Treatment for arm wrist and hand injuries. Knee ankle and foot injuries. Back shoulder and rib injuries. Head and neck injuries in people fully conscious. Cuts and wounds which may need dressing or stitches. Minor burns and scalds.

Go directly to Minor Injuries as you will receive the most appropriate care there.

Bowel Screening and Bowel Cancer Support Service

For more information on bowel screening

0800 8 40 35 40 or visit www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk

For a bowel screening kit contact the Scottish Bowel Screening programme on:

0800 0121 833 (text phone 018001 0800 0121 833 www.nhsinform.co.uk/screening/bowel .  For those eligible a kit will be sent every 2 years to you.

 Fife Voluntary Action

www.fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk   Directory

Supporting, developing and representing community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering.  For a directory of over 2,500 third sector groups (community groups, voluntary organisations, charities and scoal enterprises) across fife. www.fifevoluntaryaction.org.uk  directory.

On Your Doorstep

www.onyourdoorstepfife.org

A directory of local support services, what's on in Fife..... and much more

A Directory of National & Local Services

NHS Inform are currently developing a directory of services take a look at the website www.nhsinform.scot

Fife Social Work Contact Centre

03451 55 15 03 Fife Council Health & Social Care www.fifedirect.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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