Health and medical advice
NHS health and medical advice
Follow these links for advice from the NHS:
- NHS Choices - your health, your choices including Live Well.
- Find your nearest GP, dentist, optician or pharmacy
Keeping well in winter
You will find advice on how to reduce fuel poverty, the risks of low temperatures and high humidity in homes, and grants available for insulation and heating, as well as general advice on keeping warm and eating well, on the Winter Wellbeing page.
Health and social care hubs in Cornwall
Find out how health and social care hubs are developing in Cornwall on the Health and social care hubs programme page. There are regular newsletters to keep everyone up to date, and much more.
Strategy to reduce health Inequalities
Health is everybody’s business, well being is everyone’s responsibility.
Please follow this link to see information about the strategy to reduce health Inequalities.
You will find newsletters on healthy living and many other topics on the News and newsletters page.
Books on health and wellbeing
Please have a look at the Library Service's Wellbeing page where you can find information about Books on Prescription for mental health or dementia, books for people who are visually impaired and the home library for people who are unable to get to a library.
You can also go to Explore your library and enter a word such as 'books on dementia', or whatever your interest might be, in the search box. This will take you straight to the booklist in the online library catalogue, where you can reserve them online for collection at your local library.
Cornwall's Health and Well Being Strategy
The strategy sets tough targets for improvement by 2020, including:
- Ending child poverty
- Cutting levels of smoking
- Reducing levels of obesity in adults and children
- Safe and warm housing
- Maximising people's incomes
Please follow this link to find out more about Cornwall's Health and Well Being Strategy.
There are many services in Cornwall that aim to increase your health and wellbeing. Adult Care, Health and Wellbeing's Cornwall Community Directory lists local services and organisations that can help you with support at home, leisure activities, getting around, health and wellbeing, work, learning and volunteering, advice, information and money matters, staying safe, caring for someone and housing and care homes. There is also a 'What's On' section where you can find details of events, activities, courses and more.
Go to the Cornwall Community Directory to see if we can help!