This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still with us.


Please ensure you bring a face covering (mask or scarf to cover both your nose and mouth) if you are asked to attend by the GP or nurse.  We do not have enough stock available to give out surgical masks to every patient as well as protecting staff.


We can all help control the virus if we stay alert. This means we all must all:


# stay at home as much as possible


# work from home if you can


# limit contact with other people


# keep your distance if you go out or at work (2 metres apart where possible)


# wash your hands regularly


# do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


YOU must let us know if you have any symptoms suggestive of coronavirus.


If you do not tell us or attempt to hide symptoms from us we are ALL at risk of becoming unwell.  


If staff become unwell the surgery may have to close.


Help is available by telephone or video call and most routine face to face tests or treatments can wait until your symptoms have gone away.


Stay at home and protect the NHS and other members of the public.


Please do not to a GP, Pharmacy or hospital if you have a high temperature of 37.8 or above or a new continuous cough or loss of taste or loss of smell.


Please go online to 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.  Patient should only call 111 if they do not have internet access.


Please use our website or online access to order repeat medication.  We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

SELF CARE

Self Care

What is self-care?

Self-care means keeping fit and healthy, as well as knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and seek help when you need it.

If you have a long-term condition, self-care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it. Many patients make appoint­ments to see their doc­tor or nurse, when they could be using a well-stocked med­i­cines cab­i­net or vis­it­ing a local phar­ma­cist to treat their symp­toms – and get­ting the same help or advice a lot quicker.

Self-care is the very best choice you can make for treat­ing very minor ill­nesses and injuries.

Why is self-care good for you?

Empowering people with the confidence and information to look after themselves when they can, and visit the GP when they need to, gives people greater control of their own health and encourages healthy behaviours that help prevent ill health in the long-term.

In many cases people can take care of their minor ailments, reducing the number of GP consultations and enabling GPs to focus on caring for higher risk patients, such as those with comorbidities (more than one condition), the very young and elderly, managing long-term conditions and providing new services.

Click on the link below for further information

Patient Self Care

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.

Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

We suggest you keep the following:



    • Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)

    • Mild laxatives

    • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines

    • Rehydration mixture

    • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)

    • Travel sickness tablets

    • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher

    • Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)

    • Tweezers and sharp scissors

    • A thermometer

    • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings



Remember:



    • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children

    • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose

    • Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date

    • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy



 

 



 
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