- Our aim: your better health for 9-12 years longer, using UK NHS web answers to your health questions, 24/7. Then put actions you decide in your own health plan.
- Health benefits from your prevention actions?
- Questions and plan steps for you, and ones you love.
[Time to read: 5 mins.]
1. This prevention website aim
Trusted UK NHS health websites we link you to here, and 12 health videos, will help you, and ones you love, enjoy better health for 9 -12 years longer:
Why this new health website? Good news is Public Health England (PHE) 2019 statistics say we are all living longer. Bad news is we are spending much of our extra time in poor health – people in the least deprived areas of the country enjoy 19 more years in good health, than those in the most deprived areas. Not good enough, is it?
So enjoy your health longer by planning and taking simple steps here. Move from treatment of diseases and viruses in hospitals, to preventions in your own home.
2. Health benefits from 6 prevention actions
Action 1. Spot future health problems here, before they hit you, and take actions to avoid them. Have the life you want, stay well and enjoy it for longer. Share stories with others, to help self-manage your own health. Does not replace advice from your medical doctors and nurses. Helps you understand what they tell you, and reminds you.
Action 2. Record your exercise, blood pressure/pulse, diet and blood sugars, on your home monitors and linked apps. So work on your own health plan sitting comfortably at home, with your home carer(s) and a mobile or tablet handy. Then plan to act earlier to enjoy your health for up to 12 years longer. [Evidence page, references nos. 3, 11, 28].
Action 3. Watch videos? Could you, or one of your family, be one of one million adults in the UK who do not know they have diabetes? . Have a look at Pam’s video story. Or could you be one of 7 million UK people unaware they have high blood pressure? [BHF, 2018]. See David’s video story on this.
Action 4. As one person when first told he had ‘prediabetes‘ (1 in 3 adults have it ), said, “Initially it really is, erm… certainly was for me, a real – I was in shock. And that begs many questions you want to ask and you’ve got to kind of put in a request to see somebody, no, hang on, why can’t I just have an answer to my question, simple little thing, that’ll put my mind at rest?” 
Get trusted health knowledge, 24/7, e.g. from the NHS, using this website’s links to the right trusted page you need out of hundreds, from your own questions here.
Action 5. Fewer days in hospital, because you act sooner, will improve your life and cut NHS costs! .
Action 6. Most people say they forget within about 3 days their target blood pressure, target weight and other numbers they have agreed with their doctor [BMC Fam Pract. 2015]. So help to make your own written, health personal plan here. Follow UK NHS advice [NG 28] & British Heart Foundation advice, and later discuss with your own doctors.
3. Next steps to better health for longer? What health questions are important to you, or to ones you love? Click on any one:
You could want to explore answers to these health questions over the next few weeks (bookmark this website?). Then, as you and ones you love decide on actions to take, recommend you write them in your draft personal healthcare plan, to discuss and review later with your doctors.
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