We know that not everybody enjoys a trip to the doctors and will put it off at all costs.  But when you need to be seen, you need to be seen! Trying to manage your symptoms at home can help you avoid an unnecessary trip to the doctors but also leaves appointments available to those who do need treatment.   Take a look below at some of the self care help.  Your local pharmacist can also manage many minor medical enquiries, in addition to opticians for eye related problems, and dentists for dental related issues.

What is self care?

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.

As a Self Care Aware practice we are here to help you feel able to look after your own health when it is right for you. So, when you come in for a consultation, the doctors, nurses and healthcare assistants in this practice will talk to you about what you can do to help maintain and improve your health.

The NHS BMI Calculator can be accessed from the NHS Choices website or via the following link:  The NHS BMI Calculator

Self Care Videos

Tension HeadachesDo I need antibiotics?

Asthma - How to Use Your Inhaler



Being HealthyLets Talk About Death

Back Pain Help



Helping you with Ear AcheHelping you with Head Lice

Helping you with Ring Worm



Helping you with EczemaHelping you with a Sore Throat

Getting the most out of a Consultation with a Health Professional



NHS Health ChecksDealing with Threadworm

Advice on Constipation



Advice on GastroenteritisStaying Well This Winter

Be Active at Work and Live Longer!



Find Out More About Self Care

If you need more information on how you can self care at home, click on the link:

· Self care for health living

· Self care for common conditions

· Self care for long-term conditions

· NHS Choices symptom checker

Self Care Fact Sheets

or click on the links below for the fact sheets you need:

Low back pain



Children’s fever



Cough (adults)


Sprains and strains

Sore throat


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