Self Care

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Have you tried Self Care?

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.

Did you know that pharmacies can offer advice and treatment for many minor health conditions and you don’t need an appointment? Please see the Pharmacy First tab above for more details.

If you have a cough, cold or sore throat this winter, please view the helpful information on the NHS Conditions website. This will advise you how long you can expect your symptoms to last, what you can do to get better and the warning signs to look out for which mean you may need to seek professional help.

Remember that antibiotics do not help common winter ailments. Your local pharmacist can recommend medication to help ease your symptoms.