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Pharmacy services

What to expect from your pharmacist Pharmacists play a key role in providing quality healthcare. They are experts in medicines and will use their clinical expertise, together with their practical knowledge to advise you on common problems such as coughs, colds, aches and pains, as…

How to get NHS help for your pain

If you've been struggling with pain for more than 12 weeks, there are many services that can help. Long-term pain has many causes, such as arthritis, back problems, an old injury, illness or nerve damage. Contact your GP Your first stop should be your GP so you…

Foot care for older people

You're more prone to foot problems like corns, blisters and foot infections in later life as the skin becomes thinner and less elastic.  But painful or uncomfortable feet aren't a natural part of ageing, and can be alleviated. If you're having trouble looking after your feet, you're not alone.…

Ten health benefits of stopping smoking

Smoking is bad for your health, but exactly how will stopping make life better? Here are 10 ways your health will improve when you stop smoking. Stopping smoking lets you breathe more easily People breathe more easily and cough less when they give up smoking because their lung capacity…

Physical activity guidelines

The amount of physical activity you need to do each week depends on your age. Click on links below for the recommendations for other age groups: Early childhood (under 5 years old) Young people (5 to 18 years old) Adults (19-64 years old)   Guidelines for older adults aged 65 and…

Independent Age Advice Guide - Home Security

We all want to feel that our home is secure. Although burglary isn't very common, it's only sensible to take precautions. Just a few simple security measures can reduce your risk of crime and give you peace of mind. Independent Age's Guide looks at simple…

Independent Age Advice Guide - Caring for someone

Independent Age have produced an advice guide for people who are looking after someone regularly because they're ill, disabled or can't manage without their support. Please see link below.

Independent Age Factsheet - Extra help with essential costs if you're on a low income

If your income is low, it can be hard to meet unexpected essential costs. You might be eligible to get help with some of these expenses from your local council, the government’s Social Fund or a charity grant. This factsheet explains some of the options, who…

Independent Age factsheet - Continuing Healthcare - should the NHS be paying for your care?

This factsheet explains when it is the duty of the NHS to pay for your social care. It covers what NHS Continuing Healthcare is, who is eligible, how the assessment process works and what you can do if you are unhappy with the outcome of…

Foods to avoid if you're over 65

Older people are at higher risk of food poisoning. And, some foods are more likely to cause food poisoning than others. Here's advice on which foods to avoid or be careful with when you're over 65. Some foods can cause food poisoning if they're contaminated with…
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