Your health, your way

Your NHS guide to long-term conditions and self care

Getting an information prescription

Up-to-date, accurate information can help lessen any anxiety and confusion about your health that you may have, and can help you to make more informed choices about your health and well-being (for example about diet and exercise).

An information prescription provides that up-to-date and accurate information. It includes information from the NHS and from patient organisations about:

  • your condition
  • your treatment options
  • local care services (ranging from the local GP surgery, to equipment to help you get around the house, to specialised exercise classes)
  • benefits you may be able to claim
  • housing support
  • self help and support groups

An information prescription shows you where to find out more, giving useful contact details and website addresses. It tells you about local and national services and groups that could help.

You can create your own information prescription or you can discuss your information prescription needs with your GP, other healthcare professional or your social care worker.

If you’re unsure what information you need, talk to your healthcare professional, who will be able to help.

Page last reviewed: 30/10/2014

Next review due: 30/10/2016


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rosesandra said on 30 December 2013

I think I have signed in but not sure...I want to get to the prescription page which I have been told comes up with your medications and you tick what you need...I am trying all sorts of things but no prescription list is coming up for me...

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