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Self Care

coldWe are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.

Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.

Below is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.

You can now also self refer for physiotherapy.  The referral form can be downloaded or you can pop in to the surgery and collect one from Reception.  Information on who to send your referral should also be downloaded.

Self Referral Factsheet

Physiotherapy self-referral form

 

Are you having personal care difficulties, difficulties with domestic chores, getting out of the house?  Could a handrail in the bathroom, seat for the shower or easy to use cutlery make all the difference?  Then complete and send of an Occupational Therapy self referral form.  Print the form off and send to the address at the bottomw.  This form can be completed by you or someone on your behalf.

Occupational Therapy Self Referral

 

Continence Clinic

If you are having problems with your bladder control, complete a self-referral form and send it off to the address at the bottom of the form.

Continence Clinic Self Referral

 

Healthy helpings - Lose weight with Healthy Helpings.

Healthy helpings is a free 8 week course which offers a fun, interactive and informative way of finding out more about healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, and the best ways to put it into practice in your everyday life.

Healthy helpings is suitable for adults over the age of 18 who want to lose weight. 

For more information or to find a class near you contact Healthy Helpings on 01224 555522

 

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

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Cold sores

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Common Cold

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Conjunctivitis

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Constipation

NHS Choices

Cough

NHS Choices

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Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

NHS Choices

Hayfever

NHS Choices

Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

NHS Choices

Heartburn & Indigestion

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Influenza

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Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

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Nasal congestion

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Nappy rash

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Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

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Sprains and strains

NHS Choices

Thrush

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Warts and Verrucas

NHS Choices

 
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