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Get Help When You Need It

coldWe are keen to help our community improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some help to achieve this.

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.  

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SERVICE

If you are not sure which medical services are available and when to use them go to Choose the Right Services at http://www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk/

SMALL STEPS TO CHANGE

If you or someone you know is looking for support and services to help you get active and achieve a healthier lifestyle try www.onesmallstep.org.uk/   OneSmallStep is the service set up and funded by Devon County Council to guide and support you through small steps to change. 

SERVICES AND SUPPORT

If you would like to find out more details about community services and support in Devon including advice and advocacy, getting out and about, looking after someone, staying safe, things to do, volunteering and a whole lot more go to www.pinpointdevon.co.uk

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S SERVICES

The Devon Single Point of Access (SPA) deals with all enquiries, requests for advice and access to the following services for children and young people.  Self referral guides and more information can be found at Devon County Council web site or telephone 0330 0245 321 (8am to 5pm)

  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) 
  • Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • Autism Spectrum Condition Diagnosis (ASC)
  • Rehabilitation Officers for Visually Impaired Children (ROVIC)
  • Children’s Learning Disability Team
  • Palliative Care
  • Children’s Community Nursing (CCN)
  • Specialist Children’s Assessment Centres (under 5s)
  • Social Care for Children with Additional Needs (provided by Devon County Council)

HOW TO MANAGE INFECTION

Here is a step by step guide on How to Manage Your Infection

PARENTS AND CARERS - WHEN TO WORRY

For parents and carers click the link for a guide on when to worry and download HANDi Paediatric app for Apple or for Android to access expert advice, support and guidance on common childhood illnesses.  

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.

Common ailments that can be self managed :

Back pain

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Cold sores

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Common Cold

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Conjunctivitis

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Constipation

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Cough

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pdf Information Leaflet

Caring for Children with Coughs

Diarrhoea

NHS Choices

Dysmenorrhoea (painful periods)

NHS Choices

Earache

NHS Choices

Haemorrhoids

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Hayfever

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Head lice

NHS Choices

Headache

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Heartburn & Indigestion

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Influenza

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Insect bites

NHS Choices

Migraine

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Nasal congestion

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Nappy rash

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Sore throat

NHS Choices

pdf Information Leaflet

Sinusitis

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Sprains and strains

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Thrush

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Warts and Verrucas

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