Your health

Welcome to the your health section of our website. As well as being committed to helping you access the right services when you need them, we also want to help you take greater care of your own health too so that you, your family and your local community can live longer, healthier lives.

You can use this section of the site to get advice and support on:

You can also access a range of interactive tools to help you to manage your own health. (Please note, these tools will not work if you are viewing this site from a tablet or smart phone.)

Looking after you and your family - how ready are you?

Staying well and living longer

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The NHS Choices website can help put you in charge of your own health and wellbeing, as it is packed with lots of information, tips, tools and advice to help you stay well and live longer.

There you will be able to find:

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You can also find out more about how you and your family can eat well, move more and live longer using the advice, tips and support on the Change 4 Life website.

Local health issues

Did you know that in the Greater Preston area:

  • Deprivation is higher than the England average with around 6,000 children living in poverty

  • Life expectancy for both men and women is lower than the England average

  • There are more early deaths from  heart disease, stroke and cancer compared to the England average

  • In both adults and young people under 18, the number of hospital stays because of alcohol related harm is higher than the England average

  • Smoking related deaths are higher than the England average

  • The number of people with dementia will increase by almost 35% by 2025

  • The number of people diagnosed with diabetes is higher than the England average