The Orchard Medical Centre

Macdonald Walk, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 8NJ
Telephone: 0117 980 5100 | Fax: 0117 980 5104

Useful Links

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 Aiding Self in Discussions with Doctor and Nurses
https://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/innovation/sdm/
Discussions with clinical staff can be daunting, particularly around the time of diagnosis and then on going care. This website (and the links within it) help guide you through a number of common conditions e.g. cataracts, COPD and can be used during your consultation to help you make informed decisions over your care.
Abortion and Aftercare
http://mariestopes4-px.rtrk.co.uk/Womens_services/Abortion.aspx
Women can now self refer for abortion on the NHS. The phone number for Bristol Pregnancy Advisory service is – 0117 9276362 and this goes through to the central booking line You can also gain more information by visiting the Marie Stopes website link.
Cancer Care
http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx
Information and support for those dealing with cancer diagnosis and treatments.
Counselling – Help!
http://www.help-counselling.org.uk/
HELP! has trained, independent, counsellors who can really listen to you and give you space to talk through what is bothering you. For 9 to 25 year olds.
 Diabetes
https://www.diabetes.org.uk/
This site is dedicated to helping those with diabetes and has many useful resources.
GP Care
http://www.gpcare.org.uk
We are a Member of the GP Care Network. GP Care is a provider of enhanced primary healthcare services including diagnostics and outpatient services to NHS and private patients within South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset and BANES.
 Healthwatch
http://healthwatchsouthglos.co.uk/
Healthwatch areWe are an information and signposting service commissioned by the CCG and the council as a tool for professionals and general users to improve health and wellbeing and facilitate options and choices
Help The Aged
http://www.helptheaged.org.uk
This website provides practical support & advice to help older people lead independent and healthy lives at home.
Learning Difficulties Information
http://www.spot-on-directory.com/index.htm
This is a website especially for those with learning difficulties or for those who care for people with learning difficulties in South Gloucestershire.

 Long Term Conditionswww.southglos.gov.uk/LTHC 

South Gloucestershire Libraries have information to help you manage conditions such as diabetes, stroke and heart disease, as well as common symptoms such as fatigue, pain, wellbeing and sleep problems.

Meningitis Research Foundation
http://www.meningitis.org/health-professionals
Provides information on symptoms, research and fund raising, plus useful links to more information and support groups.
Mental Health Information
http://www.sglos-pct.nhs.uk/Mental_Health
This is a local website for anxiety, depression, anger management and other general mental health issues.

Also available: http://sgwellbeingcollege.org/

Local college offering courses.

National Library for Health
http://www.library.nhs.uk/Default.aspx
This is an online library of health information aimed at health professionals but which can be used by the public too.
Patient self-help information
http://www.patient.co.uk
Comprehensive, up-to-date health information designed especially for patients. Includes access to health and disease leaflets, information about healthy lifestyles and prevention of illnesses, and directories to local health care providers.
South Gloucestershire Senior Citizens Forum
http://www.sthglosseniorcitizensforum.vpweb.co.uk
The forum approriately voices the views, concerns and opinions of it’s members. The forum works to ensure that senior citizens are not ignored and that their knowledge and abilities are recognised and valued.
Swine Flu – Everyting you need to know plus advice
http://www.direct.gov.uk/swineflu
This websites provides health and travel advice and also more information on what swine flu is and what the government is doing to help combat it.
The CQC widget – help and frequently asked questions
http://www.cqc.org.uk/how-get-and-re-use-cqc-information-data/cqc-widget-%E2%80%93-help-and-frequently-asked-questions
A profile with details of The Orchard Medical Centre’s CQC registration is now available to the public by using the link provided
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
http://www.carers.org
Provides information, advice, discussion and support for carers, plus links for young carers to interactive websites and services
Triumph Over Phobia (TOP UK)
http://www.topuk.org/
TOP (UK) is a registered charity which aims to help sufferers of phobia or obsessive compusive disorders become ex-sufferers. The website provides help, information and useful links to other sites.
Wellaware
www.wellaware.org.uk
Wellaware is the Care Forum’s free guide to thousands of health, wellbeing and community services.
Womens Health
http://www.womens-health.co.uk
This site is designed by an Obstetrician / Gynaecologist containing information on pregnancy, hormones, infertility etc ….
CQC Report
http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-545939715