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Long Term Conditions

healthpoint/healthline
www.nhsgrampian.org/healthpoint
NHS Grampian healthpoint is your one stop health information point, offering free confidential information, advice and access to reputable services, in a friendly welcoming environment. NHS Grampian healthpoints work proactively to tackle health issues relating to self care offering free information and advice on a number of health concerns for professionals and members of the general public.

Grampian Caredata
www.grampiancaredata.gov.uk
Grampian CareData is your local community, care and health information service. They gather and regularly update information from a variety of sources and organise it in one place making it easier for you to access, anytime, any place, anywhere. All enquiries are treated confidentially. Grampian CareData has information on a variety of organisations that offer advice, care and support. These organisations support those with special needs and those who care for them.

Arthritis

Arthritis Care Scotland
www.arthritiscarescotland.org
10 million people in the UK have arthritis - over 700,000 of them live in Scotland.  Arthritis does not just affect older people - it can affect people of all ages.  Arthritis Care empowers people with arthritis, helping them to break the pain cycle.  Every year 250,000 people contact Arthritis Care to help them manage their pain.  For many of these people this is the first step towards ending their isolation and regaining control of their lives.

Arthritis Research UK
www.arthritisresearchuk.org
Core remits are funding world-class research, providing a comprehensive range of information for patients, the public and health professionals and raising the profile of arthritis in order to make a real difference to people's lives.

Asthma

Asthma UK Scotland
www.asthma.org.uk/scotland
Asthma UK Scotland is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people with asthma in Scotland by supporting people with asthma in building relationships with their doctor or nurse; working across the health sector to improve services for people with asthma; raising the profile of asthma in the media to health providers and keeping people with asthma informed about the latest developments in asthma care; and providing information sessions and support for children and young people with asthma and their carers.

Cancer

Cancer Research UK
www.cancerresearchuk.org
Cancer Research UK's aim is to ensure more people survive cancer. The term 'cancer' actually refers to more than 200 diseases that all involve the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells, which makes our vision of beating cancer a complex challenge. Sadly, more than one in three of us will get cancer at some point. It's vital that research continues so that many more lives can be saved.

Macmillan Cancer Support
www.macmillan.org.uk
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.

Cancer Cars
www.cancercars.co.uk
Cancer Cars Scotland is a database of volunteer driving schemes for cancer treatment in Scotland.  This website is designed to assist health professionals, people with cancer, their relatives and friends to find voluntary organisations in Scotland which provide a personal transport service to hospital appointments. The website aims to list all of the volunteer driving schemes for cancer treatment currently in place in Scotland. All schemes are independently run by volunteers and not through the website. Use of all schemes is subject to the availability of drivers.

COPD

British Lung Foundation - Scotland
www.blf.org.uk/Page/BLF-in-Scotland
The charity support people affected by lung disease through the individual challenges they will face. Support is the focus of many of their activities, including the nationwide network of Breathe Easy support groups. They help people to understand their condition by providing comprehensive and clear information on paper, on the web and on the telephone.  And they work for positive change in lung health by campaigning, raising awareness and funding world-class research.

Dementia

Alzheimer Scotland
www.alzscot.org
Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Call for help, information and support on 0808 808 3000.  Alzheimer Scotland's 24 hour, freephone Dementia Helpline is for people with dementia, those who care for them and anyone with a concern or query regarding dementia.

Diabetes

Grampian Guidelines for the Management of Diabetes
www.nhsgrampian.org/guidelines/diabetes/
These guidelines are designed to assist everyone involved in the care of people with diabetes in planning and implementing their own local care plans, and in dealing with specific common problems. They have been written by local healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care with the aim of supporting local practice within Grampian.

Grampian Diabetes Centre
www.nhsgrampian.org/nhsgrampian/diabetesnew.jsp?pContentID=3324&p_applic=CCC&p_service=Content.show&w
The Diabetes Service in Grampian is a co-ordinated network of professionals aiming to deliver care to those individuals with diabetes in a location and timeframe acceptable to those individuals and their carers. Patients and providers work together continuously within this network to improve this level of care.

My Diabetes My Way
www.mydiabetesmyway.scot.nhs.uk
NHS Scotland's interactive diabetes website to help support people who have diabetes and their family and friends. You'll find leaflets, videos, educational tools and games containing information about diabetes.

Diabetes in Scotland
www.diabetesinscotland.org.uk/
The Scottish Diabetes Group is a national Steering Group which coordinates the implementation of the Scottish Diabetes Framework.

Diabetes UK
www.diabetes.org.uk
Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Action
www.epilepsy.org.uk
Epilepsy Action is the largest member-led epilepsy organisation in Britain, acting as the voice for the UK's estimated 456,000 people with epilepsy, as well as their friends, families, carers, health professionals and the many other people on whose lives the condition has an impact. As well as campaigning to improve epilepsy services and raise awareness of the condition, they offer assistance to people in a number of ways including a national network of branches, accredited volunteers, regular regional conferences and freephone and email helplines.

Heart Disease

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)
www.chss.org.uk/heart-information-and-support/
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a preventable disease which causes the premature deaths of more than 9,000 people in Scotland every year. CHD is one of the most common causes of death in Scotland. Throughout the country the prevalence of the associated risk factors (e.g. smoking, diet and physical inactivity) is high and around 8.2% of men and 6.5% of women are living with coronary heart disease.

British Heart Foundation
www.bhf.org.uk
The BHF vision is a world where people don't die prematurely from heart disease. They hope to achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

NHS Grampian Coronary Heart Disease Managed Clinical Network (MCN)
www.nhsgchdmcn.scot.nhs.uk
The aim of the MCN is to ensure equitable provision of high quality, clinically effective care to CHD patients throughout Grampian.

Mental Health

There is a separate page detailing useful links for Mental Health.

ME

ME Association
www.meassociation.org.uk
They provide information, support and practical advice for people who are affected by ME/CFS/PVFS (Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome), their families and carers. They also fund and support research, and offer education and training.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

MS Society Scotland
www.mssociety.org.uk/near-me/national-offices/scotland
Scotland has one of the highest incidences of MS in the world.  The MS Society raise awareness of MS, make it a priority at political level and provide support and information to people affected by MS around the country.

MS Moray
www.MSMoray.net
Created by people with Multiple Sclerosis for people with Multiple Sclerosis, this website has a wealth of information and sources of support. It is used by patients, carers and health professionals. The content focuses on Moray with many links to other specialist or national resources.

Stroke

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)
www.chss.org.uk/stroke-information-and-support/
Stroke is the greatest single cause of severe disability in Scotland and the 3rd most common cause of death. More than 1,200 people affected by stroke, especially those with communication problems, benefit from CHSS' main community service, the Volunteer Stroke Service (VSS) and 800 volunteers help operate it locally.

NHS Grampian Managed Clinical Network (MCN) for
Stroke
www.nhsgstrokemcn.scot.nhs.uk
The aim of the MCN is to ensure equitable provision of high quality, clinically effective care to Stroke patients throughout Grampian.

 

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