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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Latest News

July & August 2018 Campaign - Diabetes Prevention

About Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of the national programme which by 2020 is expected to provide support to 100,000 individuals each year.

Those referred to the service will receive tailored, personalised support to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and physical exercise programmes, all of which together have been proven to reduce the risk of developing the disease.

july diabetes campaign display

You are eligible for your local NHS Healthier You service if you meet the following criteria:

How to join

If you have been told you are at risk of diabetes and meet the criteria, you can access your local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service in the following ways:

  • A referral from your GP or nurse
  • A referral from a Health Check professional

Friends and Family Results - March 2018

We have collated our Friends and Family test feedback into a word cloud for last month's comments. Please keep letting us know what you think of our services either by the Friends and Family test forms in each waiting room, on our website, via Healthwatch or on NHS Choices. Thank you!

FFt word cloud March 2018

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Closed 7th May Bank Holiday

We are closed bank holiday Monday 7th May, please order your prescriptions with this in mind. When we are closed please call 111 to access GP services in Huddersfield.

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February & March 2018 Campaign

Cholesterol campaign Feb 2018

https://heartuk.org.uk/health-and-high-cholesterol

What is cholesterol and and where does cholesterol comes from?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance which is made in the body by the liver but is also found in some foods. It plays a vital role in how every cell works and is also needed to make Vitamin D, some hormones and bile for digestion. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of getting heart and circulatory diseases.

Understanding HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol

Cholesterol is carried in the blood attached to proteins called lipoproteins. There are two main forms, LDL (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein). LDL cholesterol is often referred to as "bad cholesterol" because too much is unhealthy. HDL is often referred to as “good cholesterol” because it is protective. Knowing your levels of these can help explain your risk of heart disease. Your doctor should be able to tell you your levels of “good” and “bad” cholesterol.  You can find out what to expect from your doctor by checking out our Patient's Charter. 

Cholesterol in our diets

Most of our cholesterol is made by the liver, but we get some from our diet as well. HEART UK has lots of information and resources about diet, foods and cholesterol.  Take a look at our page on Low Cholesterol Diets & High Cholesterol Foods and for ideas for cholesterol-busting foods, then take a look at our Six Super Foods to Help Lower Cholesterol and our Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan (UCLP©).

Who is affected by High Cholesterol

Raised or unhealthy patterns of blood cholesterol affect many people.  Many factors play a part including:

Having unhealthy cholesterol levels alongside other risk factors for heart and circulatory disease such as smoking or high blood pressure can put you at very high risk of early heart disease. 

HEART UK's Cholesterol Helpline

If you looking for free, impartial, friendly and informative advice on cholesterol, then get in touch with our Cholesterol Helpline.    Whether your concern is about yourself or someone you care about, we're here to help you with advice and information from specialist cardiac nurses and dietitians.

What is cholesterol and and where does cholesterol comes from?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance which is made in the body by the liver but is also found in some foods. It plays a vital role in how every cell works and is also needed to make Vitamin D, some hormones and bile for digestion. However, too much cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of getting heart and circulatory diseases.

Understanding HDL-cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol

Cholesterol is carried in the blood attached to proteins called lipoproteins. There are two main forms, LDL (low density lipoprotein) and HDL (high density lipoprotein). LDL cholesterol is often referred to as "bad cholesterol" because too much is unhealthy. HDL is often referred to as “good cholesterol” because it is protective. Knowing your levels of these can help explain your risk of heart disease. Your doctor should be able to tell you your levels of “good” and “bad” cholesterol.  You can find out what to expect from your doctor by checking out our Patient's Charter. 

Cholesterol in our diets

Most of our cholesterol is made by the liver, but we get some from our diet as well. HEART UK has lots of information and resources about diet, foods and cholesterol.  Take a look at our page on Low Cholesterol Diets & High Cholesterol Foods and for ideas for cholesterol-busting foods, then take a look at our Six Super Foods to Help Lower Cholesterol and our Ultimate Cholesterol Lowering Plan (UCLP©).

Who is affected by High Cholesterol

Raised or unhealthy patterns of blood cholesterol affect many people.  Many factors play a part including:

Having unhealthy cholesterol levels alongside other risk factors for heart and circulatory disease such as smoking or high blood pressure can put you at very high risk of early heart disease. 

HEART UK's Cholesterol Helpline

If you looking for free, impartial, friendly and informative advice on cholesterol, then get in touch with our Cholesterol Helpline.    Whether your concern is about yourself or someone you care about, we're here to help you with advice and information from specialist cardiac nurses and dietitians.

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Beat the heat...

With the forecast hotting up we'd like to alert people to, and prevent, the major avoidable effects on health during periods of severe heat in England. Public Health England have produced several documents to help keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy this summer.

beat the heat posterBeat the Heat Poster 2017

Beat the Heat Leaflet

Keep Cool at Home Checklist

Care home guide - overheating 2017

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