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Churchfield Surgery 




Branch Surgery

Sandsend Surgery




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Age related macular degeneration





Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a painless

eye condition that causes you to lose central vision,

 usually in both eyes.


The NHS website has information on living with AMD

including when to seek medical advice, treating the condition and reducing the risk of developing AMD.

















Dementia is a progressive neurological disease which affects multiplebrain functions, including memory.The exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unknown, although a number of things are thought to increase the risk of developing the condition.


These include:

  • increasing age
  • a family history of the condition
  • previous severe head injuries
  • lifestyle factors and conditions associated with cardiovascular disease

      More information and resources about Alzheimer’s are

      available from the NHS website.



















Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. This may include problems with:

  • memory loss
  • thinking speed
  • mental sharpness and quickness
  • language
  • understanding
  • judgement
  • mood
  • movement
  • difficulties carrying out daily activities

Dementia Choices on the NHS website has a wealth of information and advice about dementia.











Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also appear for the first time in adults. The main symptoms are:

  • wheezing (a whistling sound when breathing)
  • breathlessness
  • a tight chest – which may feel like a band is tightening around it
  • coughing

The NHS website has information and advice about living with asthma including monitoring, breathing techniques, flying and financial support.







Chronic Kidney       



Chronic kidney disease (CKD)  is a long term  condition

where the kidneys don’t work as

well as they should. It’s a common condition

often associated with getting older.


The NHS website has information on living

with CKD including medication, diet, exercise,

 vaccinations, support groups, etc.                                                           














Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

(COPD) is the name for a group of lung

conditions that cause breathing difficulties, mainly affecting middle-aged or older

adults who smoke. It ncludes:

  • emphysema
  • chronic bronchitis – long-term
  •  inflammation of the airways

The NHS website has information and advice

 about living with COPD including monitoring, breathing techniques, flying, financial support

and end of life care.












Atopic eczema (atopic dermatitis) is the most common form of eczema, a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.

Atopic eczema is more common in children,

often developing before their first birthday. However, it may also develop for the first time

in adults. It’s usually a long-term (chronic) condition, although it can improve significantly, or even clear completely, in some children as they get older.

Visit the NHS website for information and advice about living with eczema including symptoms, when to seek medical advice and causes.






Heart Failure                         

Heart failure means that the heart is unable

to pump blood around the body properly. It

 usually occurs because the heart has become

too weak or stiff. Heart failure doesn’t mean

 your heart has stopped working – it just needs some support to help it work better. It can occur at any age, but is most common in older people.

Find out more from the NHS website about living with heart failure including looking after your health and wellbeing, cardiac rehabilitation, monitoring, travel, support, etc.


















A migraine is usually a moderate or severe

headache, felt as a throbbing pain on one side

of the head. Many people also have symptoms
such as nausea, vomiting
and increased sensitivity
to light or sound.


There are several types of migraine, including:

  • migraine with aura – where there are are
    specific warning signs just before the
  • migraine begins, such as seeing flashing
  • migraine without aura – the most common
    type, where the migraine occurs without
    the specific warning signs
  • migraine aura without headache, also
  • as silent migraine – where an aura or other migraine symptoms are experienced, but a headache doesn’t develop

Find out more from the NHS website about










Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis               




Osteoarthritis is a condition that causesjoints to become painful and stiff. It’s the most common type of arthritis in the UK.


Find out more from the NHS website about living with osteoarthritis including living healthily, medications and regular reviews.


Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break. It develops slowly over several years and is often only diagnosed when a minor fall or sudden impact causes a bone fracture.



Find out more from the NHS website about living with osteoporosis including diet and exercise, getting support, recovering from a broken bone and coping with pain.
















Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crust patches of skin covered with silvery scales. These patches normally appear on your elbows, knees, scalp and lower back, but can appear anywhere on your body. Most people are only affected with small patches. In some cases, the patches can be itchy or sore.


The severity of psoriasis varies greatly from person to person. For some people it’s just a minor irritation, but for others it can have a major impact on their quality of life. Psoriasis is a long-lasting (chronic) disease that usually involves periods when you have no symptoms or mild symptoms, followed by periods when symptoms are more severe.


Find out more from the NHS website about living with psoriasis.                               










Rheumatoid Arthritis





Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. The symptoms usually affect the hands, feet and wrists. There may be periods where symptoms become worse, known as flare-ups or flares. A flare can be difficult to predict, but with treatment it’s possible to decrease the number of flares and minimise or prevent long-term damage to the joints.

Some people with rheumatoid arthritis also experience problems in other parts of the body, or more general symptoms such as tiredness and weight loss.


Find out more from the NHS website about living with rheumatoid arthritis including medication, diet and exercise, self-management and support services.                                                                  












A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain

is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. Effective treatment of stroke

can prevent long-term disability and save lives.



Find out more from the NHS website about stroke including recovering from a stroke, preventing stroke, caring for someone who has had a stroke and

 much more.




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