Health Conditions A to Z
NHS in England: help with health costs:
Register to book appointments and repeat prescriptions online
East and North Hertfordshire CCG
East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for commissioning (planning, designing and paying for) your NHS services.
East & North Herts NHS Trust
Primary care trust for swine flu information
Private health insurance, plus online medical health care information and advice
You are up to four times more likely to succeed if you use NHS support
Carers in Herts
Providing quality Carers services to all carers throughout Hertfordshire
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Local hospital and accident and emergency
NHS teaching hospital
Blue Badge Information
Help with renewing or obtaining a blue badge.
East North Herts CCG
CCG calendar of events.
Purple Star News
Self Care Forum
The Silver Line - helpline for older people
Need help? Call Silver Line ANYTIME on: 0800 4 70 80 90
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Please visit www.thesilverline.org.uk
British Red Cross
How The British Red Cross can help…..
Volunteers & staff can help with a wide variety of tasks which help regain independence & confidence at home.
This includes (but is not an exhaustive list): -
- Transport home from hospital
- Carrying out essential shopping
- Collecting prescriptions or GP letters
- Visits or telephone contact for companionship and emotional support
- Visits to appointments
- Accompanied walks or other activities for confidence building in order to regain independence
- Signposting to, or advice about, other organisations for ongoing long-term support
Please visit www.redcross.org.uk
Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire - www.cruse-hertfordshire.org.uk
Marie Curie Bereavement Support - www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/bereaved-family-friends
Sue Ryder Online Community - terminal illness and bereavement support forum support.sueryder.org/community
Be Part Of Research
This site gives patients the opportunity to take part in trials that they may be interested in.
Healthier Together Website
A new website has been developed by healthcare professionals to help new parents get healthcare and wellbeing information.
Are you concerned about a baby or child’s health or wellbeing?
The new NHS ‘Healthier Together’ website provides clear advice for anyone in Hertfordshire or west Essex who wants to turn to a reliable source of local information.
The site provides information put together by local child health experts, helping you to recognise what might be wrong, when to seek help, how to keep your child comfortable and how long their symptoms may last.
For parents of ‘lockdown babies’ who may not have been exposed to common childhood illnesses before, or little ones starting to go out and about again, the Healthier Together site will be a useful source of support and reassurance.
All the advice available has been developed with healthcare professionals who want you to get the right advice, first time, helping to take some of the stress out of caring.
Visit the site for yourself here: hwehealthiertogether.nhs.uk/parentscarers/worried-your-child-unwell
Mental Wellbeing Support Resources
24/7 herts mental health team helpline 0800 6444 101
Call 111 and select option 2
Samaritans: https://www.samaritans.org or call 116 123
Shout (24/7 mental health crisis text service): text “shout” to 85258
Self referral for talking therapies
Self-help guides, videos and webinars:
Free courses and seminars to help your well-being
Reading Well for Mental Health:
Action for Happiness:
- Podcasts, coaching, talks, groups, volunteering and mindfulness
- Digital mental health and wellbeing support service accessible anywhere and anytime
- Safe, supportive community of peer-to-peer support
- Signposting and resources
Domestic abuse help
Drug and alcohol service
Help with debt
Interfaith mental health and wellbeing service and refugee support
Other local support
Find local support for a range of problems:
Mind in Mid Herts:
- Social support and active groups
- Living well and mental health courses and workshops
- Vocational support, volunteering and talking therapies
- Mental health training and recovery focused courses
- Peer support and fundraising
Healthy Hub East Herts:
- Free information, advice and support where you can receive health, social and wellbeing support
Herts Mind Network:
- Complex needs and community support
- Employment services and training
- Social enterprise and peer support
- Health and wellbeing
- Support in a crisis
- Help to manage at home
- Advice funding your care
- Help to explain your condition, having your say and finding the right care services
- Hospital and Community Navigation Service
Hub of Hope:
- Mental health support database