Health Conditions

Websites providing help and support for different health conditions.

British Heart Foundation
Providing help and information relating to heart and circulatory disease.
Tel: 0300 330 3311 (Heart Helpline – for medical enquiries)
(9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm Sat)

Helping people affected by lung conditions.
Tel: 03000 030 555 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

Support and information about your liver and liver health “Raising Awareness, Transforming Lives”
Tel: 0800 652 7330 (10am-3pm Mon-Fri, closed bank holidays)

Supporting all kidney patients, carers and their families.
Tel: 0800 169 0936

Providing advice and resources.
Tel: 0300 222 5800 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri)

COPD Information Website

Fighting to improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy.
Tel: 0808 800 5050
(8.30am-8.00pm Mon-Thur, 8.30am -4.30pm Fri, 10am-4pm Sat)
UK Text Messages: 0747 9638071

Support and resources for everyone affected by MS.
Tel: 0800 800 8000

Practical help for people with arthritis.
Tel: 020 3781 7120

Providing support and sharing knowledge to help everyone affected by diabetes.
Tel: 0345 123 2399

Providing information and funding research into all types of skin diseases.
Tel: 020 7391 6341

Working to improve the lives of those affected by Alopecia.

Royal National Institute of Blind People
Providing support and resources.
Sight Loss Advice Service Tel: 0303 123 9999
(8am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm Sat)

Supporting deaf people and those with hearing loss and tinnitus.
Tel: 0808 808 0123

Providing advice, support and information about Stroke.
Tel: 0303 3033 100
(9am-5pm Mon/Thur/Fri, 8am-6pm Tues/Wed and 10am-1pm Sat)

Providing advice and raising awareness of eczema.
Tel: 0800 448 0818
(10am-4pm Mon-Fri, closed bank holidays)

The charity for people who need to live without gluten – providing information and support.
Tel: 0333 332 2033
(9am-5pm Mon-Fri)


Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme.

The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.

Please do not contact the practice over any vaccination queries or try to book through the practice as this will stop patients with medical conditions being able to get through.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.

We will be working with all our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.
All these appointments will be added to the National Booking System. We encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with The Castle Medical Group, there are no changes at the current time, and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

See more about the vaccination programme or to book:

Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS

Or call 119.