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

Emergency support

Support for emergencies and general information

Common medical conditions

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

Common long term conditions

You can find many of the common long-term conditions under

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.

Mental health support

Local and national support include

Common mental health conditions

Mental health conditions include

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.

Mental, social and physical wellbeing

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.

Healthy living

Healthy living is considered here with local support you can access without needing a referral from your GP.

Reduce your risk of … series

The value of considering healthy living goes beyond just a reduction in risk factors for a person’s long-term condition. It can also prevent the development of other long-term conditions and many cancers as explained under

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

Further education, work, finances

Local and national support includes


Home includes some links which can be relevant including


This includes

Support for you as an individual

Support for the individual which may be relevant to you, including for veterans, carers or if you are LGBT+, can be found under


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

We provide some screening services including cervical screening for which there is supportive information, see under

Health checks

This includes

Reduce your risk of… series

Reduce your risk of many conditions, including

Reducing your risk of accidents

Reducing the risk of


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.

The live longer better campaign

“Live longer better” was a phrase 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.

Most of the local self-referral routes are covered under

Common self-referral pathways

For some of the more commonly used local self-referral pathways see “outside practice self referrals” under

Some local community self-referrals

There may be services in the local community close to the practice, which if available can be found under

Support for common conditions

Many common conditions have a support group which can be found if you look under the various conditions on

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

Signposting help

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

Practice Services

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

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 easily be done through the Friends and Family Test found under

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