Understanding your blood tests
Do you need help to understand your blood test results?
Have a look at Lab Tests Online for helpful information on tests, conditions and diseases and health checks.
High Blood Pressure- Keeping the pressure off
Your GP practice is starting a new program to help you manage your own Blood Pressure. The care co-ordinator team are contacting patients and asking them to measure their blood pressure using a home monitoring machine, twice a day for four days in a row. After you have completed the seven days of readings and sent the results back, the team will contact you with your feedback.
If you know you have high Blood pressure or have recently had a high reading and want to take part in home blood pressure readings, please see the BP Patient Pack and take part or for more information on home blood pressure please contact the care co-ordinators via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are useful links to understanding blood pressure and a link to our most recommended at Home Blood Pressure machine: understanding-blood-pressure booklet BHF
Age UK Oxfordshire
Please call this number for advice and assistance to older people concerned during this time: 01865 411 288. Leave your name and phone number and you will be called back as soon as possible. Assistance includes a friendly, weekly call to see how you are and to problem-solve practical problems.
Please click these links for information on a bereavement support telephone line – Late Spring bereavement support telephone line and Late Spring virtual meetings for people who have been bereaved or who know someone who has been bereaved – Late Spring virtual meetings
The National Bereavement Partnership has a helpline for individuals who need to speak to someone when a family member or friend is ill or has sadly died. The website for the charity is www.nationalbereavementpartnership.org
Dementia information booklet
This booklet provides information for patients with dementia and their carers. Please click this link: Dementia Information Booklet DS4-1 June21
Tips for looking after your mental and physical health and loneliness help information
Mental health resources
There is also information available at http://www.mind.org.uk Phone: 01865 247788 Email: email@example.com
Healthy Activities for all ages booklet
This booklet provides information on local groups and activities to inspire local residents to join a new group or to take up a new challenge. Thank you to Sue Litchfield for compiling this informative guide. Click here to view it: Healthy Activities around Sonning Common update 8
Keep fit at home, local walks and bike rides
Please click here for more information – Healthy links keep fit at home and other information
Local Health Initiatives
Please click here for more information – Sonning Common Health Centre Health Initiatives