Health A-Z from NHS Choices

The NHS (National Health Service) have a website that aims to help put you in charge of your healthcare. Their website, NHS Choices, provides a comprehensive health information service with thousands of articles, videos and tools, helping you to make the best choices about your health and lifestyle, but also about making the most of […]

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NHS stop smoking services help you quit

Local stop smoking services are free, friendly and can massively boost your chances of quitting for good. Did you know that wherever you live in the UK, you have easy access to a free service proven to help you stop smoking? Local stop smoking services staffed by expert advisers provide a range of proven methods to help you quit. They will give you accurate information […]

Making sense of your medicines

To get the best results from your medicines, it’s important to use them as they are intended. You need to: Take the right amount of medicine at the right times, in the right way and for the right number of days. Get advice from your pharmacist or GP if you are having any side effects that bother you. […]

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Your care after discharge from hospital

If you go into hospital, you may be worried about whether you’ll cope when you leave. You shouldn’t be discharged from hospital until: You are medically fit (this can only be decided by the consultant or someone the consultant has said can make the decision on their behalf). You have had an assessment to look […]

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Employing a personal assistant

A personal assistant is someone you can employ to help you if you need social care and/or healthcare support, either because of your age, disability or a condition you have. If you receive a direct payment, you may choose to employ someone to help support you with things you need help with, such as washing […]

Help is available for your mental health

Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed or fearful. Most of the time those feelings pass. But sometimes they develop into a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us. Help is available If you are experiencing some problems with your mental health […]

Hospital Passports for people with autism

Going into hospital can be a worrying time for anyone. It can be even harder for someone who has autism. One way to make going to hospital easier is to have a “hospital passport”. Hospital passports are designed to give hospital staff helpful information that isn’t only about illness and health. For example, it can include […]

Support in the community

Havering Council provides services with North East London NHS Foundation Trust. If more specialist help is needed you may be put in touch with North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT). There are a small number of people with more persistent and potentially serious mental health problems and there are various services and teams in […]

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