Self Care doesn't just mean taking medication when you feel unwell, it is something that ensures you are looking after yourself where possible. Eating healthily and exercising regularly, and also ensuring you take time out to look after your mental health. If you need us we will always be here to point you in the right direction.
Treat yourself at home
Colds, flu and most sore throats do not need antibiotics and you can treat your symptoms at home. Make sure you get lots of rest, drink plenty of water and take pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen if you need them.
Speak to your local pharmacy
Your local pharmacy can recognise many common health complaints. They can provide advice and where appropriate, medicines to help you manage these symptoms.
If your problem is more serious or you need more in depth medical advice they will be able to advise you to contact your GP.
They will also be able to suggest over the counter remedies for you to keep in your medicine cabinet at home to help you and your family when required.
Self Care Information Sheets
Please click the ailment and it will provide you with an information sheet.
Looking after yourself
Mind - Mind is a UK mental health charity. Please click for more information on how you can help improve your mental wellbeing and support pages.
NHS Eat Well - This will be able to provide some information on a healthy balanced diet.
NHS UK - This website is an online directory, it can direct you to local services such as hospitals and dentists. It can also help you find information on any illnesses.
How to measure your blood pressure at home
Please see instructions on attached document here Home blood pressure reading sheet and return to the practice. You can leave this in the letter box outside the main practice gate.