1 How do I recognise the symptoms of meningitis?
The NHS Website:-
From the home page, search for – Meningitis – scroll down the page to the Symptoms section for more in depth details.
2 What injections do I need when I travel to Egypt?
The NHS Fit For Travel Website:-
Click on – Destinations – Scroll down the page until you reach Egypt. Click on the link & scroll down to – Immunisations – & look for “Courses or boosters usually advised”.
3 How do I find a Dentist that is currently accepting NHS patients?
The NHS Website:-
From the home page, click on – Services near you – Type in dentists- or choose dentists from the A-Z list. Type in your postcode and you will see a list of practices with details of what categories of patients they may be accepting at the moment.
4 I need a patient information leaflet on Cataract Surgery for my elderly mother
There are various places to find patient information leaflets and it is always worth looking at the hospital sites for their own e.g.
Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals:-
Just scroll down the A-Z list of leaflets to – Cataracts.
Alternatively, The NHS Website:-
Health A-Z – Cataract Surgery – you can either print or e-mail results to yourself.
5 Are there any videos explaining what I need to know about Type 2 Diabetes
Type in Diabetes Type 2 for a list of articles. Click on Type 2 Diabetes (Conditions) & scroll down to the video “What is type 2 diabetes?” & click to play.
6 Is there any information on the medicine ‘Lisinopril’?
From the home page, search for – Lisinopril – click on “Lisinopril – an ACE inhibitor (Zestril)” (Medicines).
7 I want to know which local care homes care for a relative with Dementia
In ‘search the whole website’ choose ‘Care Homes’ from the dropdown, then choose the location. Hit SEARCH.
From the filters on the left hand side select – Dementia/Alzheimer’s, you can now scan the information.
Answer is https://www.cqc.org.uk/
8 I am having a knee replacement, and I want to know how long it will be before I can start driving again
Royal College of Surgeons Get Well Soon:–
On the home page, click on – Recovering from Surgery – & choose the link to “Knee surgery – Total Knee Replacement”. Scroll down & on the right, choose – Driving
9 My son has just been diagnosed with Dyskeratosis Congenita, can I talk to someone who’s in a similar situation?
Contact A Family:–
Search for the condition. Open the information page & scroll down to open the section labelled – Is there support?
10 I’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes – is there an organisation I can contact for recipe ideas that are safe for me & advise me about how to exercise?
The NHS Website:–
Search for diabetes & open the article. Click on the link to ‘Finding help & support’. Various organisations should appear
Search for diabetes, open the diabetes ‘category’ & scroll down to the bottom of the page – there should be articles on snack choices, food shopping tips & a recipe
Answer is https://patient.info/diabetes
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