Patient Support Programmes

Looking for that little bit of extra support with your condition? Our patient support programmes have been developed to help increase your confidence in managing your condition. Our PSP's run on average between 12 - 24 weeks, providing direct weekly online support. The PSP's will be launched throughout the coming months, so register your interest now.

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  • Rosacea PSP

    Rosacea is a common skin condition which mainly affects the face. The most common symptom is a flushed (red) appearnace on the cheeks, pimples (not acne) and fine visible veins. The condition usually begins as you reach your 30's and those with fair skin and hair are more likely to be affected.

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  • Eczema PSP

    Eczema is an extremely common skin condition which mainly affects children but also affects many adults. Around 1 in 5 children in the UK alone have eczema. Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition and the main symptoms are itchy red patches of skin, inflammation (swelling) and dry skin.

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  • Acne PSP

    Acne is a common chronic skin condition. Most people unless their extremely lucky will experience acne in some form at some point in their life. Acne is so much more than just a physical issue. It is a serious condition that can have a tremendous impact on emotional wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem with long lasting effects.

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  • Continence PSP

    Continence issues affect men and women of all ages and can greatly impact a persons quality of life. Common bladder continence issues include stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence and bedwetting. Bowel continence issues include constipation, diarrhoea, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis).

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  • Wound care PSP

    The skin is the largest organ of the body. Acting as a barrier from the outside world, it keeps the body protected. Injuries can damage this protective layer, leading to wounds, scarring and potential risks such as infection. Wound care is of the utmost importance following a burn, surgery or injury to limit the chance of infection and preserve the skins function.

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  • Sleep PSP

    Sleep is so important to our health, and we all appreciate the value of a good night’s sleep. Sleep issues can affect anyone and everyone, with 1 in every 3 people in the UK struggling with falling or staying asleep. Sleep issues can affect some people for a long period of time and can have a profound impact on quality of life.

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  • IBS PSP

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a condition affecting the digestive system. It can cause unpleasant episodes of diarrhoea and constipation, or both, as well as bloating and abdominal pain or cramps. The severity of symptoms varies from person to person; in some cases, these can have a significant impact on quality of life.

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  • Menopause PSP

    The menopause is the time when a woman stops having periods and is unable to get pregnant naturally. Menopause tends to occur between the ages of 45-55 with the UK average age currently standing at 51. In rare cases some women may begin menopause before the age of 40. Symptoms include hot flushes, night sweats, mood changes and vaginal dryness.

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  • Weight PSP

    Maintaining a healthy weight and committing to some form of exercise can have a positive effect on life expectancy as well as reducing the risk of other conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease and cancer. Maintaining a healthy weight is about a shift in mind set and understanding more about the benefits of healthier choices.

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  • Psoriasis PSP

    Psoriasis is a common skin condition which affects approximately 2% of the population in the UK. Psoriasis is caused by the skin cells replacing more quickly than usual, which results in patches of dry, red skin which is covered with silvery scales (often referred to as plaques). Some may also find that these patches are sore or itchy.

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  • Arthritis PSP

    Arthritis is a very common condition which causes inflammation and pain in joints. It affects both males and females of all ages and current figures suggest around 10 million people in the UK are affected. Currently there is no cure for arthritis, and despite the existence of treatments which aim to alleviate symptoms of pain and stiffness, the condition can have a profound impact on quality of life.

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