General Advice

General Advice

General advice about medical conditions can be found at the following:

111 NHS Direct Wales is a health advice and information service available 24 hours a day, every day. The website is full of useful information about all aspects of health and illness. a good starting point to finding information.
Healthtalkonline lets you share in more than 2,000 people’s experiences of health and illness. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people’s experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support.
A source of the information leaflets that you may be provided with when you consult with a GP or nurse at Abersychan.
Travel Advice From Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health

Support Groups

NHS Direct Wales has an excellent database of support groups in Wales. To access this click here.

Information for Carers

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
http://www.carers.org/
An excellent website packed with information for carers but adults and young carers. Provides information on a national level but also has links to local Princess Royal Trust Torfaen Centre.

Young Carers
http://www.youngcarers.net/
Youngcarers.net provides information for young carers

Torfaen Council Information for Carers
http://www.torfaen.gov.uk/HealthAndSocialCare/SocialCareServices/Carers/Home.aspx
Information for carers in Torfaen provided by Torfaen County borough Council.

Form this website you can download a copy of the Torfaen Carers Handbook and also copies of Torfaen carers newsletter. Information about the Torfaen Carers Centre is also available.

Age Concern

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/
A national website with information for everyone over the age of 50!

A link to the local Torfaen office is provided
http://www.ageconcerntorfaen.org/

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.

In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.

In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.