Long term conditions
Some people with arthritis are turning to complementary therapies to relieve their pain and to try to improve their mobility, confidence and overall wellbeing. This booklet offers a brief introduction to some of the more popular therapies.
In this booklet, someone can find out about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). There's information about what it is, what the symptoms are, and how it's diagnosed and treated.
Some important information from the NHS to help people to stay well this winter.
This booklet looks at some common experiences of people with arthritis and includes stories from some of them.
Eating a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight can have a huge impact on anyone's health and wellbeing, ensuring that your body has all the essential nutrients to function. In this booklet, there is a wealth of information on how eating healthily can help reduce the symptoms of arthritis.
This leaflet aims to raise awareness of the information and resources available to help you take control of your own health and wellbeing, especially if you are living with a long term condition. It will encourage you to take a more active role in decisions about your care.
Achieving the level of independence you want can be a challenge if you have arthritis.This booklet looks at how to overcome these barriers to independent living by managing your condition, organising your life both inside and outside the home and, if necessary, enlisting help from friends, family and professionals.
If a person has a lung condition, being active can help to improve their quality of life and help them to manage their condition.
This guide is intended for people living with one or more long-term health conditions. These are conditions that can't be cured but can be managed with medication or other treatment. This guide looks at how to live well with long-term conditions.
This leaflet contains information and advice about equipment that can help people with a long term condition to live independently and manage their condition better.
Taking the decision to have any kind of surgery is no small matter. If you have arthritis, pain and mobility problems you experience can seriously affect your independence and quality of life. There is a lot to weigh up and find out about before making the decision.
Downloadable A3 poster for over 65 and people with longer term health conditions with first signs messaging.
An A4 'open longer' poster, specifically for GP surgeries, to support the GP Access (Evening and Weekend General Practice Appointments) campaign aimed at all adults. The key message for the campaign is:‘We’re here for you, for longer’.
There are around 200 forms of arthritis affecting over 10 million people within the UK, and working with arthritis can be challenging. However, with the right information and support, it is possible to work successfully with a long-term condition or disability.
For people with a health condition, even one that is well-managed, catching the flu can cause serious complications, likes pneumonia. Encourage them to have their free flu jab with this poster.