Self care for minor illnesses

As a practice we want our patients to feel empowered to make decisions and take action to improve their health, wellbeing and wellness. This might be by providing information on self-treatable conditions, supporting you to manage long term conditions or helping you to make lifestyle choices to ensure better physical health and mental wellbeing.

The Self Care Forum has a wealth of information and factsheets on certain conditions, advising patients on:

  • what patients can expect to happen (the natural history)
  • what people can do to help themselves – now and in the future
  • when to seek medical help (the ‘red flags’)
  • where to find out more

This information comes from trusted sources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Leaflet downloads

Click on the links below to download leaflets on some common illnesses and how to treat them.

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