We 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.
Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.
As a GP practice we appreciate that getting an appointment can at sometimes be difficult, Victor Street Surgery is no different from other practice across the country. NHS England and other organisation try very hard to promote local and national drives to promote self-care and alternatives to visiting a GP, such as pharmacist (locally know as the Pharmacy First for Minor Ailments). Below are just a few guides/websites that you might find helpful.
Managing Your Infection – a step by step guide
This is produced by the Infection Prevention Society and gives a simple guide about how long to wait before contacting the surgery for further help, and worrying signs that should lead to asking for help earlier.
Website for Parents to use for all child self-limiting illnesses, including diarrhoea and vomiting, and includes general advice: http://www.what0-18.nhs.uk.
Also should your child go to school today? Click here to see a list of common aliments.
When Should I Worry? - guide for parents
www.whenshouldiworry.com. A guide to parents about managing their children’s URTIs
Common ailments that can be self managed :