Useful links

Please note - we are not responsible for the content of external links. 

The NHS website is an excellent place to start for information on most health conditions and medications.   You can also try, which allows you to search A-Z or by symptom. 

Please see below for condition-specific links:


Finding out that you have cancer can be a scary time, but there are many people ready to support you.

It is likely that most of your initial active treatment will be in a hospital setting.  However, the staff at this surgery are here to help ensure that you can find the appropriate care and help you need, when you need it.

Within a few months of your diagnosis, one of our team will contact you to introduce themselves, just to see how you are doing and to see if you have any early concerns.

You can complete our “Living Better with Cancer” review at any time and send it to us.

You will also find links to national sites such as MacMillan and more locally the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre on our Cancer Online Services page.

It is natural to worry and to be upset, but remember that you are not alone and help is available.

Here are some other useful related links:

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Supporting people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition.  Also take a look at Arthur’s Shed a community hub based in the grounds of the Arthur Rank Hospice, where they deliver a wide range of sessions led by volunteers including Mixed Media Art, Card Making, Paper Crafts and Astronomy.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Addenbrooke’s Hospital is not only the regional centre for rarer types of cancer but also the local hospital for patients living in our area.

Cancer Research UK

More information about Coronavirus and Cancer

Oasis Ely Cancer Hub

This is a community spirited hub that offers FREE practical help and well-being sessions for anyone experiencing cancer in Ely and its surroundings.  Follow them on FACEBOOK  oasiselycancerhub  or email them on


Minor illness

The minor illness section of this website has information about recommended self-care products, coughs, colds and flu.

Please click here for information about the treatment of fever in children.

This leaflet has information about the treatment of heartburn and indigestion.

Musculoskeletal problems

Anyone aged over 18 can now access the Physio Advice Line.


This service, provided by DynamicHealth (part of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust) offers direct and easy access to an experienced physiotherapist regarding problems relating to bones, joints and soft tissue. The service can be contacted on 0300 555 0210 (local call charges apply) between 8.15am and 5pm Monday to Friday. We do experience high call volumes on this line, so please call again if the line is engaged or you are in a call queue. 


If you would benefit from our service but are unable to call us (e.g. hearing impairments or don't speak English) or you are aged 16 or 17 years, you can complete a self-referral form available at

These leaflets are written by the local physiotherapy department for many common joint and muscle problems.

 You can watch videos about exercises to treat and prevent back pain and neck pain.

Arthritis Research UK has excellent advice and information about living with all forms of arthritis, as well as exercise leaflets.

The Cambridge Foot and Ankle Clinic website has links to information leaflets about foot, ankle and heel pain.

Shoulder Doc has great information about common shoulder and elbow disorders and procedures.

Mental health problems

You can self-refer to the local  adult psychological wellbeing service for common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

Mind has a comprehensive A-Z of information leaflets on mental health problems.

Moodjuice is a free-to-use self-help tool for anxiety, developed by the NHS in Scotland.

Moodgym is also free-to-use, and provides cognitive behavioural therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression.

The Headspace app provides an introduction to self-help techniques for anxiety based on the principles of meditation and mindfulness.

OCD UK supports adults and children affected by obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The Cogwheel Trust provides counselling services in Ely.  We do not have counselling available at the practice at the present time. 

For young people with mental health issues, Kooth provides free and safe online support. Young Minds provides information, and has a telephone helpline for parents.  CHUMS is a new service providing local help and support for children and young people with mental health issues.

Beat provides support for anyone struggling with an eating disorder.

Women's health

For general information about contraception choices, please see the Family Planning Association

There is a fantastic section of the NHS website about all aspects of pregnancy, or see The Rosie website for more local information.

For information about local sexual health services, please click here

For information about the menopause, HRT and other treatments, please see Menopause Matters, or

Men's health

Click here for information about PSA screening for prostate cancer.

For information about local sexual health services, please click here

There is information on this page on the NHS website about screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAA) for men of 65 or over.

Skin conditions

The British Association of Dermatologists website has a series of information leaflets arranged A-Z about a variety of skin conditions

The National Eczema Society has lots of information about treating and living with eczema, for both adults and children.

For older people

The Alzheimer's society has a local branch in Ely, as well as a national helpline for people living with (or caring for someone with) dementia

Cambridgeshire County Council provides information about social care, including residential and nursing care.

Pos+Ability are a local organisation who provide a weekly 2 hour session of structured exercises for people with neurological conditions or those who have had a stroke.

Keeping healthy

The NHS website and British Heart Foundation have excellent dietary advice for people who are trying to lower their cholesterol. 

Diabetes UK have provided great dietary advice for people who have been diagnosed with diabetes, or who are at risk of developing diabetes. 

If you would like help with your alcohol intake, please contact Inclusion Ely - they provide local help and support. Al-anon provide support for people affected by someone else's drinking.

Please see the NHS website for information and support with stopping smoking.  We run regular smoking clinics at the practice - please contact reception to make an appointment.

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