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Self Care and medicines

Our services and the NHS are under High demand , we ask that where patients can self care they do so .There is a range of guidance and availability other healthcare professionals who can support you .

Your local Pharmacist is highly skilled on Medicines and self care

111 offers medical advice for emergency and non emergency situations

NHS online  offers a range of advice regarding conditions

as well as advice for living well and care and support services

Not all medicines can be supplied on NHS prescription

For minor illness appointments please ensure you have spoken to your local pharmacist and used Self care first . NHS Choices offers advice on various conditions and how long your illness will be expected to last . Please think SELF CARE prior to booking with a clinician

Self Care Information

Self care is important you can access all kinds of advice through the links below including how long common illnesses should be expected to last until you start to feel an improvement

Service Six - Self Care Referral Form

Age UK Contact Information  

If you are generally healthy and suffering from cold / flu / sickness please speak to your pharmacist or 111 before coming into the surgery to minimise the spread of viruses.

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website