Living and feeling better can start with a simple step-connecting. Health Connections Mendip is provided by your Mendip GP practices to improve your health and wellbeing.
COVID-19 Update: Please note due to current coronavirus restrictions this service may be affected. Please check with the service provider.
ESCAPE-pain is a group based, rehabilitation programme for the management of osteoarthritis of the knee and/or hip. It is available widely across the UK and is supported by NHS England and Versus Arthritis. The programme has attained multiple awards and endorsements.
Classes are run by a exercise professional and delivered over 12 sessions (2 classes per week over 6 weeks). Each class integrates education and exercise. A GP or physiotherapist referral is needed to join the programme.
The ESCAPE-pain programme aims to increase physical function and improve quality of life.
ESCAPE-pain Online is freely available to anyone but is aimed specifically at people who have knee or hip osteoarthritis. It was designed to support people who have attended the face-to-face ESCAPE-pain programme to continue to exercise after the programme has ended. It is also useful for people who don’t live near a face-to-face class.
ESCAPE-pain Online provide users with a structured education and exercise programme of 12 sessions over six weeks. There are two compulsory sessions per week and they are a combination of education and exercise.
Click through on the link below for registration and to start using the programme.
NRAS HealthUnlocked is an online community set up for those with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) wanting to learn more about their condition and connect with others who are going through a similar experience. It is a safe community moderated by NRAS, wherein you can ask questions, exchange tips and advice, find support and discuss all things RA.
It is very quick and easy to register-join by clicking on the link below. Alternatively, contact the NRAS by phone or email, details below.
Free phoneline for people with arthritis and those around them with up-to-date information, advice and support. Lines open Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. Calls are free from UK landline and consumer mobile phones. Online recourse and links to local groups are available through their website. Face to face groups are not currently running.