Health and Social Care Services

Articles relating to health (pharmacies, GPs, hospitals, the NHS and other providers) and social care services that may effect carers and the people they care for.

Medicine without prescription

Minor health conditions can be treated without visiting the GP.  Many minor health conditions will either get better on their own or can be treated with over the counter medicines.…

Beware of health scammers

Scammers are pretending to be your GP, GP Receptionist or Community Pharmacist. Stop and think before you give out any personal information. For example, your GP surgery or community pharmacy…

Friendly Parks for All project

The Richmond Council Parks Team is developing Friendly Parks for All, which aims to ensure that ‘Everyone should have fair access to good quality parks’ by improving opportunities for everyone…

Would you like to talk to a counsellor?

Caring can be challenging and it can be difficult to talk to friends and family about your needs, your thoughts and maybe worries, as a carer. We offer carers the…

Coping with age-related hearing loss

deafPLUS Living with Hearing Loss training courses offer an ideal opportunity for people to learn how to cope with age-related hearing loss in a friendly, relaxed and informal setting. We…

Feeling a bit ill? See your local pharmacist

At the first signs of an illness, see your local pharmacist for advice and treatment on a broad range of health concerns, from troublesome coughs and flu, sore throats, earache,…
Carers Rights and Entitlements

Guide to Carers Rights and Entitlements

Whether you are caring for an adult or child, this Guide to Carers Rights and Entitlements is a valuable resource, listing assessments to which you are entitled, as well as…
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