Self Care

Self Care Advice and Tools

Many symptoms and health conditions can be managed safely without seeing a healthcare professional.  

Please look at the resources below before making an appointment. By treating yourself at home, you could save a trip to the surgery and free up time for us to see patients with more serious health problems.

NHS Health A-Z

The NHS Health A to Z - NHS website has lots of information about over 100 health complaints, clearly explaining symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and preventative methods.

Click here to access the website and find out a range of helpful information. 

HANDi Paediatric app

Download the free HANDi Paediatric app for expert advice, support and guidance on common childhood illnesses. Developed by NHS organisations and paediatric consultants, the app is available to download for free onto any Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

Find out more and dowload the app by clicking here


The Patient website has many up to date patient information leaflets and also an online symptom checker.

It aims to help patients proactively manage their own healthcare, supplying evidence-based information and articles on a wide range of medical and health topics. It can be accessed here.


NHS Live Well

The NHS Live Well website has lots of advice about healthy living, including eating a balanced diet, exercise, quitting smoking, and drinking less alcohol. It also covers topics such as pain management, sexual health, when to keep your child off school, and bone health. Visit it here.

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NHS Mental Health

The NHS website has a wide range of information and resources on mental health, which can be accessed here.

This includes a section on self-help advice and tools, such as 5 steps to improve your mental health and how to cope with certain stressful situations


If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health issue and needs help urgently, please click here.

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