Working age people

Working aged people includes students and those who have recently retired and those in and out of work. It is worth thinking broadly about how your health can be supported.

Medical conditions

Support for emergencies and general information

Common medical conditions
An overview of medical conditions is found under Overview Adult Health. This includes

Long term Conditions
Under Common Long Term Conditions Adult  you can find information on common long-term conditions. Under the practice section on Long Term Conditions, we consider a broad approach which many find helpful.

Mental health

Some mental health services you can access without needing to go through your GP practices.

Local and national support for emergencies

Mental health conditions
Anxiety And Depression are the most common mental health conditions seen for which there is good local support. Other Mental Health Conditions (Adults) are also covered including Eating Disorders. Improving sleep problems can significantly help mental health. There is excellent local and national support following BereavementAlcohol And Drugs beyond any physical harm, can have an important impact on mental health. The support locally can support change.

Wellbeing approach
Sometimes symptoms of anxiety or depression are mild, or a person may want to first try some steps themselves.

A positive future

There is some excellent local support, which goes beyond just a focus on medical conditions, and can make a real difference to overall health. This includes such areas as general wellbeing, social health (support with further education, work, finances, home life and with relationships) and how to keep safe and prevent illness.

An attention to mental, social and physical wellbeing can make a real difference.


These areas should not necessarily be seen as separate, so for example joining a walking club can provide exercise which can help with mental wellbeing and give you the opportunity to meet other people.

The value of considering healthy living goes beyond just feeling better. It can also prevent the development of many long-term conditions and many cancers as explained in Reduce your risk of series. Healthy living is considered here with local support you can access without needing a referral from your GP.

Adopting lifestyle changes
It is important to acknowledge that changing any habit is not easy for any of us. Individually understanding how we can achieve any change on a permanent basis is an important step forward. There is more on this under Lifestyle changes.

Further education, work, finances
Further Education (University) can bring great development but can also be a time of stress. Work and Finances can play an important part in health. There is information on Fit NotesBullying can occur at any point and there is supportive information available.

Home and relationships
Home includes some general links which can be relevant including GamblingRelationships covers Better Relationships and support for parents which can both be relevant in working aged people. Driving and medical conditions are well covered. Support following Crime (including domestic abuse) can be relevant.

Support for you as an individual
Under Support for All there is support which maybe relevant to you (including for veterans, carers or if you are LGBT+).

Vaccinations (including flu)
Vaccinations can have an important protective effect if recommended. There is information on

Many of the screening services take place outside the practice (e.g., bowel screening). You can access bowel, breast, and aortic aneuysm screening if you have been recommended any of these and missed your opportunity, see under Screening.

We provide some screening services including cervical screening (please see more on support for Cervical screening) and the NHS Health Check We also offer an annual health check for people with learning disabilities (see under Vulnerable People).

Reduce your risk of many conditions including CancerDementiaStrokesheart attacksDiabetesand COPDand Accidents is possible.

Staying safe is about knowing what to expect with any illness. Many conditions either get better on their own or improve with simple treatments. Occasionally symptoms may develop which can indicate the development of a serious condition. We consider some serious conditions and what symptoms, and signs might suggest urgent action.

Live Longer Better. was coined as part of a campaign to support older people in remaining, physically, cognitively and emotionally active. However, the overall vision can be applied at any age.


Direct help

There is some great local and national support you can access directly.

Self-referral involves accessing NHS health services and other support yourself without needing an appointment with your GP. This is explained further by patient info Self-referral | Patient.

Bucks Health Hub
Most of the local self-referral routes are covered under Bucks Health Hub.

Common self-referral pathways
Some of the more commonly used local self-referral pathways can be found under local self-referrals in Contact Details And Self-Referral.

Some local community self-referrals
There may be services in the local community close to the practice, which if available can be found under Local Community.

Support for common conditions
Many common conditions have a support group which can be found if you look under the various conditions on Bucks Health Hub.

Support for groups of people
There are also many support groups for important groups of people. Support for All including:

Support for your medication and many common conditions
Your local pharmacist can offer great support, see under Pharmacy.

The NHS can be a complex maze particularly when it comes to local services. You can use the information on this website to help you find local services. You can also use the support of


There may be support from one of our clinics or other services which has not been covered above and can be of help.

Videos and podcasts

Many people prefer to see a video or listen to a podcast as it offers a different way to understand health information. On the videos and podcasts page there are links to some relevant videos and podcasts covering various topics relating to working age people.

Friends and family test

We welcome feedback on your experience, including good experiences and where we can improve. This can be done easily through the Friends and Family Test which we link to here with further explanation: Friends And Family Test.

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