Self Help

By knowing how to treat a minor illness you can save yourself time and help keep your doctor free to treat more serious cases. The information contained within this section of the website will help you cope with minor illness at home and also recognise when you should see the doctor.

Please bear in mind that the information contained within this section of the website is NOT in any way implied as advice from any of the GPs here at the surgery. The information given is NO substitute to consulting with your doctor.

If at any time you feel that you require the opinion of a Health Professional, please ring the surgery to make an appointment.

Always remember a few simple rules...

- Always keep medicines out of reach of children.
- Never exceed the dosage on the packet unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
- Keep a simple first aid box in the house to cope with minor emergencies.
- Ask your chemist for over the counter advice. It is free and you don't need an appointment, and a lot of the medicines can be bought for less than the prescription charge.
- Always tell your chemist of any medicines you are already taking.

Cuts & Grazes  
Sprains & Bruises  
Nosebleeds  
Coughs  
Animal Bites  
Burns & Scolds  
Headlice  
Threadworm  
Vomiting  
Insect Bites & Stings  
Sunburn  
Colds & Sore Throats  
Diarrheoa  
     
 
 

Please bear in mind that the information contained within this section of the website is NOT in any way implied as advice from any of the GPs here at the practice. The information given is NO substitute to consulting with your GP.

If at any time, you feel that you require the opinion of a Health Professional, please ring the health centre to make an appointment, or alternatively, ring NHS Direct as detailed below.

 

 

 

 
 
 

 


 

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