Managing illness

NEW versions of essential guides enabling people in Belper to better manage long-term illnesses have been published.

NHS Derbyshire County has launched the updated version of the innovative Information Prescriptions, which act as a guide for patients suffering from asthma, arthritis and other chronic conditions.

The guides give sufferers and their carers pointers to information about prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care and healthy living. The refreshed guides are available at www.derbyshirecounty.nhs.uk/long-term-conditions or by ringing 0800 783 7279.