Easy Read Resources

A-Z list

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20150408175925/http://aaa.screening.nhs.uk/easyread

Abortion

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/abortion-(leaflets)

Abuse

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/abuse-(leaflets)

http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/health-and-well-being/easy-read-information-for-people-with-learning-disabilities/being-safe.aspx

Advocacy

http://www.bild.org.uk/easy-read/easy-read-information/advocacy-easy-read-links/

Alcohol

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/alcohol-(leaflets)

Anaesthetic

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/anaesthetic-(leaflets)

Annual Health Check      See Health Checks

Antibiotics

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwiK8uWGqr3TAhWlLMAKHWm8AMUQFggiMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mchft.nhs.uk%2FEasysiteWeb%2Fgetresource.axd%3FAssetID%3D5857%26type%3Dfull%26servicetype%3DAttachment&usg=AFQjCNH4-VcLsR458m6BPXOAI5c1iNwZ9A

Anxiety

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/anxiety-(leaflets)

 

Asthma

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/asthma-(leaflets)

 

Autism

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/autism-(leaflets)

Back Pain

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/back-pain-(leaflets)

Behavioural difficulties

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/behavioural-problems-(leaflets)

Blood Tests

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/blood-test-(leaflets)

Bowel and bladder

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/bowel-and-bladder-(leaflets)

Brain

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/the-brain-(leaflets)

 

Breasts http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/breasts-(leaflets)

 

Bullying

http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/health-and-well-being/easy-read-information-for-people-with-learning-disabilities/being-safe.aspx

 

Cancer/screening

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/information-and-support/resources-and-publications/other-formats/easy-read.html

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/cancer-(leaflets)

Bowel scope screening

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/722396/Bowel_scope_screening_easy_guide_July_2018.pdf

 

Breast screening

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/765594/Easy_guide_to_breast_screening.pdf

Breast Screening videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HphkoUbfNQQ

Care and treatment

https://www.england.nhs.uk/learningdisabilities/ctr/support/er/

 

Cataracts

https://www.seeability.org/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=504aac30-ed8b-49e1-b05a-5f14b94e0a4d

 

Cervical screening

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/cervical-screening-(leaflets)

Jo’s Trust video https://www.jostrust.org.uk/information/videos/smear-test-learning-disabilities

 

Chest and Lungs

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/chest-and-lungs-(leaflets)

 

Choking

http://helpstopchoking.hscni.net/

 

Colds and Flu

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/colds-and-flu-(leaflets)

 

Communication

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/communication-(leaflets)

 

Complaining

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/complaining-(leaflets)

 

Confidentiality

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/confidentiality-(leaflets)

 

Consent

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/consent-(leaflets)

 

Constipation

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/constipation-resources-easy-read.pdf

 

Contraception

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/contraception-(leaflets)

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-(copd)

 

Cough

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/null/Have%20you%20had%20a%20cough%20for%20more%20than%203%20weeks%20Do%20you%20get%20out%20of%20breath%20easily%20Then%20you%20need%20to%20tell%20your%20doctor..pdf

 

CPR

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0ahUKEwigjZ6dlL_TAhXKLsAKHb9CBqQQFggtMAI&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ekhuft.nhs.uk%2FEasySiteWeb%2FGatewayLink.aspx%3FalId%3D425909&usg=AFQjCNEmXaB06HNsOT6pI4C3qisVqwxI-A

 

CT Scan

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/ct-scan-(leaflets)

 

Dementia

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/dementia-(leaflets)

 

Dentist and tooth problems

http://www.sompar.nhs.uk/what-we-do/dental-services/leaflets-fact-sheets/#

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/tooth-decay-easy-read-guide.pdf

 

Depression

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/depression-(leaflets)

 

Diabetes

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/diabetes-(leaflets)

 

Do Not Attempt Resuscitation (DNACPR)

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwix95Tl1sbTAhUMCMAKHRd4BYkQFggrMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ekhuft.nhs.uk%2FEasySiteWeb%2FGatewayLink.aspx%3FalId%3D425909&usg=AFQjCNEmXaB06HNsOT6pI4C3qisVqwxI-A

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/null/DNACPR%20booklet.pdf

 

Doctors

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/doctors-(leaflets)

 

Domestic abuse

https://www.voiceability.org/uploads/EasyREAD_Domestic_Abuse_how_to_help_a_friend_or_family_leaflet_Cambridgeshire_DASV.pdf

 

Downs syndrome

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/downs-syndrome-(leaflets)

 

Dying

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/dying-(leaflets)

 

Dysphagia

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/dysphagia.pdf

 

Ears

Ears

 

Eczema

http://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/media/50538/eczema%20lo%20res%20_v2m.pages.pdf

 

ECG        http://www.ruh.nhs.uk/patients/learning_disabilities/documents/easy_read_leaflets/having_an_ecg.pdf

 

EEG

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/eeg-(leaflets)

 

End of life

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/acute-hospitals/end-of-life/

 

Endoscopy

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/documents/cancerinfo/easyreadpdfs/havinganendoscopy[pdf,534mb].pdf

 

Epidural

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0ahUKEwjc7vHV2LXTAhXOblAKHQ5nC0UQFggoMAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rcn.org.uk%2F-%2Fmedia%2Froyal-college-of-nursing%2Fdocuments%2Fpublications%2F2016%2Fjune%2F005588.pdf&usg=AFQjCNG4MYpMOq8HKh8yiQux7O1l9rnlFQ

 

Epilepsy

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/epilepsy-(leaflets)

 

Exercise

Somerset Public Health video about getting active https://youtu.be/y_qT2V1z5M4?list=PLxO4yo0kRBHniuAv4GV5dDeG2l8ipygBp

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/exercise-(leaflets)

 

Eyes

Eyes

 

Feet

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/feet-(leaflets)

 

Flu jab (vaccination)

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/637939/PHE_Flu_easy_read_adult_flu_leaflet.pdf

 

Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYgH181Xijs

 

Food and drink

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/categories/food-(leaflets)

 

Friendships & relationships

http://www.bild.org.uk/easy-read/easy-read-information/friendships-and-relationshipsks/

 

Gallstones

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0ahUKEwiqhKD4or_TAhXJA8AKHcgHC0sQFghJMAc&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.meht.nhs.uk%2FEasysiteWeb%2Fgetresource.axd%3FAssetID%3D16111%26type%3Dfull%26servicetype%3DAttachment&usg=AFQjCNH5BWRszCi66kZM9ZBAehGogS2c9Q

 

General Anaesthetic

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=2ahUKEwid2v6U16rjAhWOYcAKHQSHAfMQFjAEegQICBAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.imperial.nhs.uk%2F~%2Fmedia%2Fwebsite%2Fpatient-information-leaflets%2Fsurgery%2Fanaesthetics%2Fhaving-a-general-anaesthetic-easy-read.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2ehRyBVrcOHznYB52fUi9f

 

Germs

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/acute-hospitals/germs/

 

Grief

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/grief-(leaflets)

 

Health

Your Health Matters – Home

 

Health Action Plans

Health Action Plans

 

Health check & assessments

Somerset Annual Health Check video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wRlJ_3x8zc

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/health-checks-and-assessments-(leaflets)

 

Healthy eating (also see Weight)

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/healthy-eating-(leaflets)

 

Healthy living

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/healthy-life-styles/

 

Hearing Aids

http://www.hald.org.uk/library/easy-read/

 

Heart disease

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/heart-disease-(leaflets)

 

Hepatitis

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hepatitis-(leaflets)

 

Hernia

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hernia-(leaflets)

 

HIV & AIDS

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hiv-and-aids-(leaflets)

 

Hospital

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hospital-(leaflets)

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/acute-hospitals/going-into-hospital/

Hospital passports  – Somerset Hospital Passport http://www.sompar.nhs.uk/media/2670/hospital-pasport-july-2015.pdf

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hospital-passports-(leaflets)

 

Human rights

http://www.bild.org.uk/easy-read/easy-read-information/human-rights-easy-read-links/

 

Hygiene

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hygiene-(leaflets)

 

Hypertension

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hypertension-(leaflets)

 

Hyperthyroidism              http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hyperthyroidism-(leaflets)

 

Hypothyroidism

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/hypothyroidsim-(leaflets)

 

Illnesses

Illnesses

 

Individual budgets and personalisation

http://www.bild.org.uk/easy-read/easy-read-information/personalisation-easy-read-links/

 

Keeping safe

http://www.bild.org.uk/easy-read/easy-read-information/keeping-safe-easy-read-information/

Staying Safe

 

Mastectomy

http://www.healthelanarkshire.co.uk/assets/files/2013%20pdf/Mastectomy%20ER%20Aug%2011.pdf

 

Maternity

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/maternity-(leaflets)

 

Medicines

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/categories/medicines-(leaflets)

 

Menopause

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/menopause-(leaflets)

 

Mental Capacity

Mental Capacity

 

Mental Health

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/mental-health-(leaflets)

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/mental-health/

 

Miscarriage

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/miscarriage-(leaflets)

 

Money

http://www.bild.org.uk/easy-read/easy-read-information/money/

 

MRI Scan

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/mri-scan-(leaflets)

 

MRSA

https://www.rbch.nhs.uk/assets/templates/rbch/documents/our_services/clinical/infection_control/easy_read_advice_about_mrsa_not_in_hospital.pdf

 

Nose Bleeds

Nose

 

Nurses

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/nurses-(leaflets)

 

Obesity

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/Obesity%20-%20EH.pdf

 

Old age

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/old-age-(leaflets)

 

Osteoporosis

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/osteoperosis-(leaflets)

 

Other areas

http://www.bild.org.uk/easy-read/easy-read-information/other-issues-easy-read-links/

 

Pain and discomfort

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/pain-and-discomfort-(leaflets)

 

Pain killers

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/painkillers-(leaflets)

 

Parenting

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/parenting-(leaflets)

 

Parkinson’s disease         http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/parkinson’s-disease-(leaflets)

 

Periods

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/periods-(leaflets)

Physiotherapy

https://www.ntw.nhs.uk/resource-library/physiotherapy/

http://learningdisabilitiesdorset.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Physiotherapist.pdf

Pregnancy

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/pregnancy-(leaflets)

 

Prostate

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/prostate-(leaflets)

 

Puberty

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/puberty-(leaflets)

Radiotherapy

http://www.macmillan.org.uk/documents/cancerinfo/easyreadpdfs/radiotherapy[pdf,519mb].pdf

 

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable Adjustments

 

Safeguarding – what is it

https://www.changepeople.org/Change/media/Change-Media-Library/Free%20Resources/What-is-Safeguarding-2016.pdf

 

Self-harm

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/self-harm-(leaflets)

 

Sex and relationships

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/sex-and-relationships-(leaflets)

 

Sexual health

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/categories/sexual-health-(leaflets)

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/sexual-health/

 

Shingles

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/shingles-(leaflets)

 

Sleep

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/sleep-(leaflets)

 

Smear Test

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/smear-test-(leaflets)

Jo’s Trust video https://www.jostrust.org.uk/information/videos/smear-test-learning-disabilities

 

Smoking

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/smoking-(leaflets)

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STDs

 

Sepsis

Video – signs you might have sepsis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XM6wLe8u6Q&feature=youtu.be

 

Stress    http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/stress-(leaflets)

 

Stroke   http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/stroke-(leaflets)

 

Sun care

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/sun-care-(leaflets)

 

Teeth

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/teeth-(leaflets)

 

Test & Checks    http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/tests-and-checks-(leaflets)

 

Testicles and checking

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/testicles-(leaflets)

 

Thrush

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/sexual-health/thrush/

 

Transition – from childrens to adult services

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/primary-care/transition/

 

Treatments

http://www.apictureofhealth.southwest.nhs.uk/acute-hospitals/treatments-procedures/

 

Ultrasound Scan

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/ultrasound-(leaflets)

 

Warmth and stay well in winter

https://digitalcampaignsstorage.blob.core.windows.net/staywell/production/resource/file/1/1e71e30c8c1b5a4b1af3a8e6db45efca.pdf

 

Weight http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/healthy-eating-(videos)

 

Wellbeing

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/listing/wellbeing-(leaflets)

 

Work

http://www.bild.org.uk/easy-read/easy-read-information/work-easy-read-links/

 

X-Rays & Scans

http://www.easyhealth.org.uk/categories/x-rays-and-scans-(leaflets)