Information leaflets and patient forums
We subscribe to EIDO Healthcare who have created www.AboutMyHealth.org, an online forum and information library.
This site provides a place for you to discuss your condition with other people who have experienced or are experiencing similar conditions.
Go to the forum area of the site to see what has been and is being discussed and raise conversations of your own.
You can download a vast range of leaflets that describe conditions and treatments from this site and we fully endorse the contents of the leaflets that are available. The leaflets are created with specialist practising surgeons and physicians, based on research and developed with patients and carers.
If you are concerned about treatment that you or a relative/friend are due to receive or don't feel that you fully understand your condition and the related treatment then downloading an information leaflet may be a good place to start, you can print a leaflet or read it online in your own time and with the support of others, this may then lead to you needing to ask your Doctor further questions or you may feel more comfortable with the knowledge you have gained.
You can download leaflets from the treatments area of the website.
In addition to the leaflets mentioned above, we are also able to link to a seperate set of downloadable information for women with diabetes, with an emphasis on diabetes in pregnancy. You can download the Eastern Academic Health Science Network's advice here.
You may also be able to get further advice and support from relevant charities, patient charities are also listed on the website.
Easy Read information
You can also find a range of health related information, including downloadable leaflets, on the Mencap sponsored website, www.easyhealth.org.uk.