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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.

You can find out more information by visiting the Family Health and Long Term Conditions sections of our website.

Try looking at the following websites:

Patient UKProvides information on health, lifestyle, disease and other medical related topics. The website's aim is to provide members of the public with up-to-date information on health related topics in the form of comprehensive leaflets (which can be read online or printed), blogs, wellbeing advice and videos.https://patient.info/health
Self Care ForumThe Self Care Forum aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life.  Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.http://www.selfcareforum.org/resources/patient-portal/
NHS ChoicesNHS Choices has been certified as a producer of reliable health and social care information by The Information Standard. ... It has been established by the Department of Health to help patients and the public make informed choices about their lifestyle, their condition and their options for treatment and care. https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx
Family Planning Association (FPA) The FPA website contains advice about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases Contraceptionhttps://www.fpa.org.uk/help-and-advice/contraception-help
Sexually transmitted diseaseshttps://www.fpa.org.uk/help-and-advice/sexually-transmitted-infections-stis-help
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (exercise advice for pain)The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) is the professional, educational and trade union body for the UK's 57,000 chartered physiotherapistsExercise Advice for People of All Ageshttp://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/exercise-advice-all-ages-fitness
Exercise Advice Leafletshttp://www.csp.org.uk/publications/exercise-advice-leaflets

 Common ailments that can often be self-managed without the need for an appointment:

Printable leaflets about subjects you may have consulted us about:

 Condition

 Website

 Printable Leaflet

 Acne (spots)

 

 self-care forum factsheet (acne)

 Back pain

NHS Choices

 Self-care forum factsheet (low back pain)

 Cold sores

NHS Choices

 

 Common Cold

NHS Choices

 

 Conjunctivitis

 NHS Choices

 Information Leaflet

 Constipation

 NHS Choices

 Self-care forum factsheet (constipation)

 Cough

 NHS Choices

 Self-care forum factsheet (cough in adult)

 Information Leaflet

 Cuts & Grazes

 NHS Choices

 Diarrhoea

 NHS Choices

 Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

 NHS Choices

 Earache

 NHS Choices

 Eczema

 

 Self-care forum factsheet (eczema)

 Fever in Children

 Self-care forum factsheet (fever in children)

 Hangover

 NHS Choices

 Hay Fever

 NHS Choices

 Headache NHS Choices

 Self-care forum (headache)

 Head lice

 NHS Choices

 Haemorrhoids

 NHS Choices 

 Heartburn & Indigestion

 NHS Choices

 Self-care forum factsheet (heartburn / Indigestion)

 Influenza

 NHS Choices

 Information Leaflet
 Insect bites

 NHS Choices

 Keeping well in cold weather

 

 General guidance

 Migraine

 NHS Choices

 Nappy rash

 NHS Choices

 Nasal congestion

 NHS Choices

 

 Sinusitis

 NHS Choices

 Sore throat

 NHS Choices

 Information Leaflet

 Self-care forum (sore throat)

 Sprains and strains

 NHS Choices

 Self-care forum (sprains & strains)

 Sunburn

 NHS Choices

 Thrush

 NHS Choices

 Vomiting (adults)

 NHS Choices

 Vomiting in babies & children

 NHS Choices

 Warts and Verrucae

 NHS Choices

 Condition

 Printable Leaflet

 Back Pain (DCHS)

 Leaflet

 Back Pain (Arthritis Research)

 Leaflet

 Bunions

 Leaflet

 Big Nutrition for Small Appetites

 Leaflet

 Knee Pain (Anterior)

 Leaflet

 Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC)

Leaflet

 Neck Pain

Leaflet

 Osteoarthritis of the Knee

 Leaflet

 Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women

 Leaflet

 Plantar Fasciitis

 Leaflet

 Semen Analysis

 Leaflet

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